"I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can."

Kristin Armstrong (via yourhatemademe)

"Just think before you complain about stuff other people would love to have."

E. Lockhart, We Were Liars (via reading-is—breathing)
therefined:

“Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.”

therefined:

“Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.”

cabinporn:

House of 14 Facades by M-Architecture in Ragnies, Belgium.

Photography by bepictures.

This afternoon I went on a 14 mile roundtrip bike ride to a whole foods and Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. Absolutely gorgeous! Forgot what I was actually going there for and bought some random things that I can pack for lunches this week. Boy am I going to be sore tomorrow. I have’t biked that much in a long time.

I also got mail from a Philmont friend. I love sending and receiving mail.

Then tonight did more grocery shopping with my mom, heard stories about my parents trip to Amsterdam and ended the drive with a stop at a Jeep dealer. Might get a Patriot. Big decision but might be necessary to have a reliable car if I move across the country.

All in all pretty great day off.

"Great things are done when men and mountains meet."

-William Blake (via terracompassum)