Sometimes, It’s Hard to Row This Boat

I just needed these words to come back to the surface. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote them. What a glorious year of getting out of the boat!

ASHLIN HORNE

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I just got home from a road trip with a girl who carries a bright yellow bag that has a cartoon frog plastered across the front.

And for the first time in months, I remembered that sometimes you can’t stand steady on your own.

Sometimes, you need to wrap your hands around something that can help you straighten your back and lock your knees. Because there are sometimes when the winds are just too strong for you to stand without the help of something or someone else.

I’m used to driving south in silence. Accompanied only by a large coffee, my dark gray jacket and a small bag of essentials; I tend to take my road trips all on my own. I didn’t remember what it’s like to have someone in the passenger seat, to have someone who will stand in a Chick-Fil-A parking lot with you and tell you that you’re getting…

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