Positively thirsty

Trust me,

if the glass was half full

it would be empty by now,

I’m that thirsty for positive energy.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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29 Responses to Positively thirsty

  1. randomandunheardof says:


  2. wordshereandthere says:

    Reblogged this on snehafatehpuria18 and commented:
    beautiful 😉

  3. Apurva says:

    how are you? unwell?… hope you are doing better…enjoying your posts as usual! 🙂 take care!

    • Thank you, Apurva! I’m just going through a depression of sorts. I have been unemployed since March and have submitted countless applications with only three interviews. The job market is highly competitive in my field of environmental management and I am in limbo, either overqualified for lower paying jobs or under qualified for higher paying jobs. And everyone wants me to go to Grad school so I can be competitive, but all I want is more experience and less school debt. I’ll take real world experience over education any day. Apparently, there’s a lot of weight put on a bloody piece of paper. It’s really a joke. I think am going to become a freelance writer and contract my services to write articles, blog posts, poetry, scientific documents and grant proposals. Just have to stay positive and keep my mind on Nature and poetry. Thank you so much for your concern and keep up the wonderful poetry on your blog. I hope you are having a relaxing day, my friend!
      Tyler 🙂

      • Apurva says:

        I’m sure you will come out of this phase 🙂 …i was sitting idle for a year too before starting this course on disaster management…sometimes what we want doesn’t always turn up the way we want it…we just have to keep our eyes open..:) .All the best…I’m sure you are destined for bigger things in life! take care! 🙂

      • Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughtful comment, Apurva! Everyday I wonder if I wasn’t just born to write poetry and take photographs. I’m a naturalist at heart who loves to document his day-to-day life. Now, just find me a job that pays me a steady wage and doesn’t make me go crazy with stress 😉 I hope you have a wonderful day, my friend!
        Tyler 🙂

      • Apurva says:

        🙂 I have already given the invitation….it’s landing on your doorstep pretty soon! 😉 keep your eyes open 🙂

      • Thank you! I just got hired to do some field work for 3 weeks, so it’s a start. I’ll be working with turtles part of the time, so I can’t complain 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful weekend and appreciate your support!

      • Apurva says:

        congratulations! that’s great news 🙂 it’s a superb start 🙂 enjoy!

      • Thank you, my friend! I’m very excited. My first day is tomorrow! I hope you had a wonderful day!
        Tyler 🙂

  4. words4jp says:

    What if it was completely full? Would it still be empty or 1/2 full?? 😉

  5. Have you thought about teaching and/or putting together workshops, seminars, teens day camps with school credit? Writing is good, too, of course. Corvallis is heavy in your field and also forestry. You may have to relocate, or become semi-nomadic. Like the folks of my generation who homesteaded part of the year and fought fires the miserable part, and planted pines. I do not wish it for you. And some who commuted to college campuses to teach. Even the artists had to travel part of the year. Tree farmers and farmers tended to do the best, if they had a head start $$ wise, or no children, good health and didn’t mind just plain doing without. ——– That Ph.D. is not so important everywhere as it is in college towns. They are biased there. Really. Cast your net just a little wider …. bet there is a restoration project just waiting for you to declare it’s need, P.R. benefits, financial benefits, and make a presentation to ?? ——– Just some top of the head thoughts.—–Bear p.s. have you thought about teaching English? Creative writing, theatre? assistantships? U.S. Forest Service? Parks and Recreation? They always need well written educational materials …..

  6. Gallivanta says:

    What a bummer. Funnily enough this was my poem for the day “Song of a Man who has come through” by D H Lawrence. The title, if not the poem, seems apt in terms of positivity.

  7. Great! Im rolling your words around in my heads this morning. Love it when a writer tosses out a shot glass full of words that fall together in perfect order.

  8. cdancer says:

    Hey Tyler,
    I’ve been digging deep into this Soul/Life etc too. I found this article you might enjoy.
    http://www.ascentofhumanity.com/a-28-year-lie-the-wrong-lesson.php He also has a blog (not currently maintained, though, some of those articles are still relevant and thought-provoking). I’m not sure if you are into astrology western or mayan yet, this post about what is happening right now according to the influences of the planets is AWESOME, beyond this little ego self and whether I survive or not.
    This one brought me out of the desert, it was like a shining star as I was moving through the void.

  9. What a clever little poem with so much light packed into a few words!

  10. Sending positive thought your way…..:)

    • Thank you, Melanie! Your kindness and support is much appreciated. Over the weekend I was hired to do 3 weeks of field work for the Oregon Wildlife Institute, and best of all, I get to work with turtles again! I’m very excited 🙂

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