I want to take you far frm the cynics in this town

I'm Julia. This is my life. My life is characterized by some mix of snark & optimism;my likes range from the delicate to the ironic. I want to be near the ocean. I believe the world is a beautiful place.

This blog is a celebration of nature, of change, of courage, of kindness, of bliss, of life, of the universe.

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Apr 11

I want to stop caring about how much fun everyone else is having,
or seems to be having
on Facebook
and outside my window
on Friday nights.

I want to stop worrying
how they see me.
I don’t want to pinch at skin
wishing there was less of me beneath it.
I never want to feel embarrassed or sad or ashamed
about something from two years ago
or what I ate earlier today.
I don’t want to lose sleep
over days ahead.

I don’t want to worry
over my inadequacies
—ones only I see.
I don’t want to feel restless
over skipped parties
or soft days without Big Accomplishments.

I don’t want to feel like I’m missing everything.

I want to know there is just this. And that will all work out. And we are all okay.