˜ "The stuck feeling. I really identify with that. The whole time I was at school I tried to drop out every semester. It didn't seem like it was a good fit and I couldn't really pinpoint what was going on. It was tough. You get thrown into this system where you are expected to know what you want to do and you don't get a time to think and just breathe." ˜
˜ "For a while I felt that I was on my own. I started dating a girl and she totally helped me realize that I was an awesome human and helped me realize my strengths. There's this super great poem I read yesterday that reminded me of what she did. It's by Robert M. Drake. If I find it, I'll send it to you. Anyway, she just brought a lot of things up for me and a lot of healing and it was great. Then we broke up and it was kind of a rough break up and it kind of shook me and at the same time it felt like I was alone again. Luckily, I have found some new friends who are on a similar journey and it has been good to just not be okay sometimes with them and just to be honest about my own feelings. It's good to have friends to be honest with and to be yourself around." ˜
After our chat he sent me the poem by Robert M. Drake and it reads, "And I loved her, all of her, for how she would glide over my dark fields and leave trails of roses left to grow."
Really great talk with Will! Although we met and became friends a week before graduation, its better late than never! He's a great photographer too! Follow his Instagram: @willcoile
The Aussie Bean / Orange, CA