I’m just here for the poetry🍃
🙏🏻RIP Mary Oliver, who believed that true beauty is in raw simplicity and that there is way more to this life than what so many of us are told.
🌲I first stumbled upon this quote soon after I decided to trade in my racing spikes for hiking boots, other people’s expectations for my own happiness, toxic relationships for some of the realest friendships and one of the deepest loves I have ever known, and 3,000+ food-related Pinterest posts for working & living in the WiFi-free woods for a year.
👣It’s only January, but for anyone who has no idea what they’re doing post-graduation...keep calm and consider the path less-traveled. Take a day to seriously wonder about what you and your heart are being drawn to, even if it’s not necessarily related to sport or career. If you take some time off of school and/or sport to do something that scares and fulfills you, challenges your comfort zones, and flings you into the dark yet glorious abyss of “unknown,” you will learn and grow and move forward - in so many ways.
🌻You’ve been a student-athlete for however many years up ‘til now, and soon you’ll have the opportunity to live the rest of your life as a normal human bean.
What do you plan to do with it?