Monday, August 23, 2010

this isn't important to anyone, really

but. it was my first day back to school. AND the first time since high school, that im returning to the same school i went to the preceding year. I mean, CSU isn't new to me, I'm not starting something new; I can relish in the familiarity, the routine, and confidence in knowing that I've done this before.

I really like the idea of "settling down." There is something really great about getting out there and experiencing--but perhaps there has been this loss in the importance and the value of "settling down." With all my theoretical reasons for sitting still, I have been able to see all the great things about Fort Collins. There is always something new to this town. I mean, I just (after, what, 14-15 years of living here?) experienced the Poudre River. Admittedly, the river was really low and anticlimactic, but, wow, how beautiful.

Who knows what and where we will be, but for now, at least for a long while, we have no plans to leave. There is so much freedom? (could i say, life, instead?) in being tied down to a place and people.

1 comment:

  1. Brooke, those are gorgeous photos!!

    I agree, there's a little bit of freedom in being settled (that's such a great way of wording it!) After spending 4 years traveling and not having a "home", I have spent the last year doing everything there is to do in Southern Colorado, and I've fallen in love with it all over again!

    Best of luck with your school this year!