If I knew.


If I knew where I was going next, 
I wouldn’t be taking so many naps,
or reading all these books, 
trying to define my future in pillow cases 
and stitched book bindings,
lost in the small decisions
of each day, 
only a little bit numb. 

I am the inevitable wanderer; 
the girl who always said goodbye, 
but never quite figured out how to leave.


  1. Wow. I feel like i could have written this. It wouldn't have been this beautiful, but I've been there.

  2. So many times, I read your posts and say "That's me!" This is me...going round and round and inevitably heading toward leaving. On the road, without a permanent home, where I feel most at home.
    Thanks for putting it how I never quite can.

  3. your blog is so beautiful and so inspiring. I love it so much and seriously find myself looking here for advice or hope all the time! Thank you!

  4. I adore this, just so you know! I'm also pretty sure that this makes us just about the same person. It does, it does. Thank you for sharing, friend.

  5. Love this, and think we can all relate in some ways...beautiful, honest and lovely! <3

  6. you have such stunning posts. I love this so much.

    found the route

  7. I just wanted you to know that I love this poem and relate to it so much, I am having it tattooed <3 and every time someone asks about it, i'll tell them about your blog. Thank you!




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a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device for allowing a person, to float down safely through the air from a great height.

“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty