swim up

mothmanmonthly  asked:

I saw the "College swim team buddies" caption on one of your posts and my mind IMMEDIATELY thought of "GRAVITY FALLS SWIM TEAM AU" because I'm a swimmer and I need more non anime swim related things

YES Stan and Ford grew up in a coastal New Jersey city there’s no way they aren’t avid swimmers. And there are a lot of lakes in Tennessee so it’s likely Fiddleford grew up swimming too. I don’t know a lot about competitive swimming though D:

something that makes me really really happy is realizing the number of Muslim girls who signed up for swimming classes recently. I hope this doesn’t sound too self-congratulatory but many of them contacted me after they saw the video of me speaking about learning how to swim for the moth and asked about the process. we all live in a very conservative area and there aren’t many convenient options for women who cover and want to swim. there’s also underlying issues related to bodies that prevented many of us (myself included) from exploring activities that focused on the body-which is really sad and frustrating considering how important, even life-saving, these skills are.
anyway, my sister and her friends are currently taking their first swimming lessons and it’s wonderful listening to them complain about how cold the water is.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.