Procrastination, creative ambitions, and needing space.
Coming to terms with the end of a really good gig.
When friends won’t accept who you’re becoming.
When you realize the Big Goal you’ve been working toward isn’t what you want.
Ambition versus friendship?
“I have to actually start growing up. I always figured I’d have more time.”
James Dean and queer tenderness.
Overextended on purpose.
This is how you spell ambitious.
On Willa Cather and the desire to be seen.
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