You are not going in circles

You are making progress in a spiral. You do come back around to where you were at the start, since recovery and healing take time, but every time you come back around to that point you’re a little higher up because you’ve got more experience, more knowledge, and more strength.

You ARE making progress

this is the best fucking thing i have ever read.

Always making progress

This resonates. I’ve found myself in similar situations over and over again, particularly with emotional insecurity issues, and every time I’ve put in the work I feel them shift a little in my favor. Spirals :)

running—-on—-empty said: can I reblog?

Yeah! Be my guest :)

@lebrainboy said: How amazing are you?! What you’re doing in those photographs is deeply impressive. Wow!

Thanks! Honestly, the hardest one was the one where I was hanging one armed from the rebar- it doesn’t look that impressive, but dang it took a lot of muscle.
smallbysmall said: So goregous!
Ah, you sweetheart! Thanks :)

Urban circus photoshoot! My friend Lara Evensen, who’s a madly talented photographer, made all this fantastic art on a cloudy Portland day in a nearby park with me and our friend Kathleen. We balanced precariously on a floating dock and stumbled on a construction site with that crazy rebar ladder (which was roughly 30’ up) and generally had a blast.

I’m particularly in love with these shots because I’m framed against Portland itself, which has given me so many circus opportunities and such an incredible community to be a part of. I’m coming up on my third anniversary of calling this town home and I’m so grateful for what I’ve found here.

Check out Lara’s work (much of which is gorgeous circus photography) on Behance here:

and shoot her a like on the f’books here:

I had the distinct pleasure of hosting my dear friend Strangely and his touring partner Carrie all last week- which they spent filling the tiny circus house with cacophonous music, good stories, and much food and love. I used them as an excuse to build a little stage for their show in my living room and stay up past my bedtime drinking whiskey and eating suuuuugar on a near-nightly basis.

They’re on tour as Bellow.Wing.Strangely, and should be checked out, listened to and swooned over enthusiastically at live shows:

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