First weekend of winter term well spent in sunny California.Thanks for the shot @justinhartney
In the name of vulnerability- I’m adding to this caption because it doesn’t do this photo justice. I grew up unschooled/homeschooled and only began attending college classes at the age of 14. Before that, i had never really understood the value people place on weekends, on breaks and “days off”. Since becoming a full time college student, the weekend has become the time when i get to take care of myself, to recharge and reconnect with the things that are most important to me. I am often frustrated that I️ don’t spend all of my time doing what i love, that i have become another box on the assembly line of western culture, that i believe in living intentionally and respectfully, and yet i still get up early to sit in a classroom with bored students and coffee-breathed professors. I️ keep telling myself that somehow if i complete college i will know more and be better equipped to deal with the world, when in actuality the times i am away from school and forging my own adventures is when i am learning and growing the most. Since returning from Patagonia, where my days were filled with movement and writing, cultures and language, i feel even more disenchanted with school. So.... i guess here’s to the weekends- to the people who inhabit them.