Shoutout to tombstone pizza for subtle product placement
We found three bull elk strolling along the shore of a shallow lake near the highway, and every so often they would butt heads in an extremely ritualized way: practicing for rutting season, I assume. As roadside wildlife tends to do, these elk attracted a crowd, and I traded another shooter lenses briefly so she could try out the 500mm’s reach.
First two: Nikon D600, Rokinon 500mm f/6.3, ambient.
Third: Nikon D600, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, ambient.
Norman Rockwell, Girl Running with Wet Canvas, 1930
Anonymous said: Hi, you don't know me, but i've been following you for a while, I really just want somebody to tell me what to do, I can't talk to my friends, i just don't know what to do. Sorry to bring this up, but i remember that you and your boyfriend had a break at 1 stage if i'm not mistaken, well my boyfriend broke up with me a few weeks ago because he said that he was in the wrong place for a relationship, how did you get your bf back? I don't know what to do :(
Hey it’s ok you’re welcome to ask me anything. I’m sorry to tell you, but you’re probably not going to like my answer.
When my boyfriend left I had zero intentions of “getting him back”, in fact from the moment he left I dedicated all my time to getting over him, I did literally everything I could. That being said, I knew that one day I would still want to, not necessarily be his friend, but to be able to see how his life was going. I genuinely wanted him to have a good life and I wanted to know that he did, so I kept him on facebook. I didn’t talk to him and I didn’t check his fb and I just generally avoided him as much as I could. about 2 months after we broke up he tried to talk to me and i replied as friendly as I could but I was pretty civil but not much else and ended the conversations as soon as I could, and then about 4 months after the breakup he drunk txted me saying he wasn’t over me and we went out for lunch to talk about it and about a week later we’d decided to get back together.
So honestly I didn’t do anything. I didn’t consciously do anything.
You might not want to hear this, but honestly if he isn’t in the place for a relationship then he really isn’t. I don’t quite know where you stand though. Has he said he still wants to be friends or has he said he needs time or has he said he never wants to see you again? If you still want to be friends with him the you should try to talk to him about where this breakup leaves you. But I don’t think you should do anything with the intentions of getting him back. If someone says they aren’t in the right place for a relationship, forcing or trying to entice them back into one isn’t going to make things better, it’s going to make things worse. If you think that one day you still want to be friends then ask what he wants you to do, and then give him space.
Maybe he’ll come back, maybe he won’t, but that isn’t your problem either way. Your job isn’t to sit back and spend your time waiting for him to return. Your job is to get up and start doing you. Just do things you enjoy, and focus on achieving as much as you can in your life. Because then hey, you might get over him, or you might meet someone else, or you might not get over him and he might come back. But unless you get up and do your own shit, the only thing that is going to happen is that you’re not going to get over him, whether or not he comes back at all.
Sorry if this is a tad harsh. I’m here for you either way, no matter what you decide to do. If you need to talk about it I’m always here, and you’re absolutely able to come off anon if you want more privacy or anything. I completely understand what you’re feeling, and it’s absolutely terrifying and devastating and I’m here for you, but I’m not going to be able to help you get him back, nor would I if I somehow knew how.
I love you though, and you’re worth so much more than just waiting for a boy to return.
WIP of an image I’m making for my friend Kasey, who loves wolves.
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09.08.2014 pencils, 1 hour 10 minutes.
My favorite crystals. Top is a rose quartz wand. Second is a crystal grid with smoky quartz, clear quartz, fluorite, and amethyst. Third is an enhydro smoky quartz.
WIP of Tommy Gunn with his guns, I say WIP because I’m an idiot and his left arm is outside the frame of the image and it makes no sense even though it looks cool that way. I may post a side by side and have y’all choose I’m not qualified for these decisions.
09.08.2014 pencils 40 minutes so far
I also forgot his bullet holding things cuz I’m a freaking dumbutt. I’ll fix it later. its a WIP
Le Petit Jardin En Ville © Kelly Smith Photography