Late at night, after graduation, a friend and I took a familiar walk to the shoe tree. With all the jittery excitement and terror of fresh graduates, with hurled our shoes into the darkness and heard the laces wrap around the branches, heavy with the shoes of past Cornellians.
A few friends and I drunkenly made the ugliest fort you’ve probably ever seen. But it stayed up, and we were able to sleep under it without it collapsing.
A friend and I were headed to a bluegrass concert but never made it because we decided to keep heading south until we hit the Smoky Mountains. Slept in a Denny’s parking lot, hiked all day in the mountains, bathed in a creek, then drove home. It was beautiful, spontaneous, and one of the best memories of the summer.
First Landing State park, with 4 lovely people, gorgeous weather, and swimming every morning. Couldn’t have asked for a better trip.
actually quite a mistake if I look at it too closely, but half of it was a good conversation, and I’m grateful for the intimacy.
I’ve been wanting to buy this book for years. Just never did. Until I did! And now it’s sitting in the mailroom of my school waiting for me to pick it up tomorrow. woohoo!
I don’t really know what this means anymore… or if god is something/someone you can touch. or if it’s possible not to be touching god, for that matter.
Hmmm, I’ve actually done this a few times since posting this goal. During the last one, I saw the largest, longest tailed meteor I’ve ever seen! There are few things I can think of that I’d rather be doing than watching a meteor shower : )
So, it’s not the vision board I had envisioned, but it’s just as inspirational. Goalscape.com allows you to organize your goals in a visual way that is very prioritizing and simplifying. Check it out!
Helped the environmental club plant apple trees and raspberry bushes.
Reeeeeeally hard. But I liked the challenge. It felt like I was just barely unable to do it. And part of it may have been distraction from embarrassment.
Went to a Beginning Farmers Business workshop with a friend. It was not only informational but also re-inspiring to talk with people passionate about growing food.
Also, I’m now brewing kombucha :) Three batches in, and all is well. Brought my scoby home for Christmas break, and my family is slightly horrified.
I was doing chicken chores for a farmer who was away for Thanksgiving. Cruel as it is, Impulse struck,and I felt compelled to jump in the lake. Mind you, it was 34 degrees! I couldn’t ignore the impulse, so I stripped and jumped in (and rapidly scrambled out to defeat frostbite!). Granted, I technically shouldn’t check this off becaue I was neither swimming nor wearing underwear, but it’s close enough :)
I have so much more to learn, and I’m so excited to learn it, but after swing dancing a couple of times a week for the past four months and participating in a performance, I feel comfortable checking this off my list!
Jim and Dianne
We all made a sign together, so my intentions of giving them each a wood-burnt sign as a gift didn’t happen.
It was a small cave, not deep but high up so you have to climb to reach it. Definitely going there again :) This time with a flashlight
Herbal tea. Mint lemon. mmmmmm warmth.