Should I stay or should I go?
caitlin this is so beautiful and relatable and aw!!
caitlin i love this so much! <3
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go there will be trouble
If I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know
Should I stay or should I go?
I spent the firt 11 yrs of my life in the 3rd (or something) biggest city in the world and hated the town I’m in now at first, but now I realise I don’t really want to live in a big city… Good job I’m moving to the middle of nowhere :) but what once uni comes?
Beautiful too (as always)!
so so beautiful
I really loved this! Normally I don’t bother with pictures, but I thought this was fantastic- maybe because I feel rather similar, having always lived in the same house (other than a brief six months in New York, which just added to the feeling of being trapped).
this is painfully beautiful, thank you :)
ok these are amazing and so inspiring! such a unique way of collaging, absolutely love love love
this is absolutely beautiful, I totally understand how you feel
God I relate to this 100%
This is JUST what I needed right now.
Wow… i have been thinking about escaping my own english purgatory today. It was wierd this was on rookie when i got home.:)
i love 4 and 6 so much, and the whole thing is beautiful.
beautiful, and I relate so much, I don’t know if i should stay or leave…
bad wifi, you know #countrysideproblems
but seriously caitlin, this is beauts, i love you, i feel like you are part of me soul sister
Caitlin this is amazing. It’s so strange because I feel this way too even though I live right pretty much in central London (but stuck on an estate). I love the way you collage, it’s beautiful
This is absolutely beautiful!
I know the feeling, I live in the countryside too.
This is beautiful!!
This is a masterpiece, Caitlin!!!
This is so incredible! It really resonated with me and I adore all the imagery you used!
seriously absolutely amazing and wonderful xxx
If my soul had a gallery this would be kind of extremely important in it.
In otherwise perfect on all emotional and visual levels!
Thank you for making this.
this is all so perfectly put together! love it.
I have lived in the very very rural English countryside for my whole life, but in four months I’m moving to London to go to Uni. I alternate between being excited/confused/terrified about moving. London is such an amazing city, but there are things about the countryside that I can’t imagine living without – the space, the quietness, the complete darkness at night (I find it so weird that in London the sky just goes sort of orange at night).
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that this post kind of sums up my feelings exactly! Keep up the amazing work Caitlin x
These are amazing! I love your style, it’s so inspiring!!
Oh my gosh, words can’t describe how beautiful this is. <3
I like the illustration.
I don’t want to freak you out, but I think I have a crush on you Caitlin
This is incredible
Ahhhh this is so cool. I live this.
i’m truly in love with this… :)
Genial and beautiful and not to describing.
Awww thank you everybody so so much !!
Amazing! Can relate to these thoughts so well <3
I love this SO much…..
Thank you, Rookie!!!!
This is beautiful, and I’m relating so hard!
And there’s a purple woman in my village too!!!
These are so lovely. I am going to university in a city I a year, having lived in the countryside my entire life, and although I am genuinely desperate to leave these photos describe exactly how conflicted I feel.
these illustrated short story comic collages just keep getting better!!!!
as someone who has lived in the English countryside her whole life too, I can say this really resonated with me (especially the bit about wifi.) and presented it in the most beautiful way. aww Rookie.
Caitlin, this was such a beautiful piece of art. I think, everyone should have a %50 of pure nature and a %50 of dark contrast.
Caitlin I love love love your art this is so perf
Love love love. I’ve nothing but love for this. And for you of course.
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CAITLIN
good job caitlin. :) I feel this right now too.
Love love love!
That’s pretty much how I feel! Thank you, Caitlin!
Beautiful. But Caitlin I’ll have to disagree with you, why would you want to leave the English countryside? So beautiful in the photos. <3 I'd love to live there. I guess everyone wants to leave the place they're stuck in haha.
Really lovely, thank you for sharing!
master piece !! I love it !!!!
Loved this!!! <3
This is just stunning and so felt!
Oh my God.
this is so perfect. i am always debating whether or not to just leave everything and just GO. i dont even know if i want the city life or a small country home, its diffcult choosing!
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