One should take the time to spend time with living things, both big and small, otherwise, without it’s consistent practice, what will become of love? Love all you can, when you can, and fully. #tbt #throwbacktuesday #breakingtherules #kitten #kitty #random #punk #posi #PMA #latenight #cantsleep #oldfriend #plugs #plugyourholes #love #critters #catsofinstagram #memories  (at Lollypop Farm Satellite Location At Greece Ridge Mall)
My first love, I miss you most of all. Trying to fill this void, where once I placed the space I reserved  for you, is ongoing. Regardless of the perceived notions of what others might see, I’m still the same son, missing you, always. Some days, I’m stronger, but most I’m weary of what my world lost and what I could ever do without you. To those who say, “Life goes on”, yes, it does, but never the same. Not without her. #mom #mother #missingyou #nothingelsematters #thesedays #RIP #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #donna #remembering #remembrance #irememberyou #son
The final optional gift for #31MixTapes is a handwritten set of lyrics from one of the songs on YOUR specific #mixetape and quick explanation as to why I chose it for you. That’s it! 6 different options, and you can only choose one, so what will you choose? Poem, Polaroid, quote, letter, madlib, or lyrics! Messages will be out soon, and shortly after,
#mixtapes will be in transit! So it begins… #writing #enoughalready #ROC #ridic #rochester #rochesterny #uplift #uplifting #inspiration #inspirational #isanybodyoutthere #october #PMA #posi #punk #stayposi #diy #gifts #gifting #global #handwritten #lyrics #loveatfirstlisten #candid #vanity #boutthatlife #notmyown #mixes #memories  (at Irondequoit, New York)
Option 5 of 6 for #31MixTapes is a fresh mad lib (or two) done with a local band here in Rochester, NY! Random? Yes! BUT, random is always good, especially when it’s with awesome musicians. Last option is coming up within the hour. I’m also getting close to contacting the lucky 31 for addresses, as well as to select your optional gift, as well as type of #mixetape! Stay tuned…#wordsofhope #writing #whistlewhileyouwork #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #theresahint #yesyesyes #uplift #inspirational #inspiration #october #PMA #posi #madlib #silly #stayposi #diy #giglife #gifts #handwritten #loveatfirstlisten #candid #ridiculous #ridic #books #mixetape #mixtapes  (at Irondequoit, New York)
Option #4 for #31MixTapes is a handwritten letter (300 word maximum) from yours truly. Who knows what it’ll be about or what I’ll say, all that matters is that it’s made especially for you, you, and you! #writing #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #yesyesyes #uplift #inspirational #isanybodyoutthere #october #PMA #posi #punk #photo #picture #stayposi #diy #fanmail #friendsforever #gifts #gifting #handmade #loveatfirstlisten #candid #mail #mixes #mixetape #mixtapes  (at McDonald’s at 3280 Monroe Ave)
Where do I go? Philly, NYC or both? Either way, tonight’s the night I decide. You boys have made worlds collide and dreams come true; I’m overjoyed to be joining you on this final journey. @anberlin #anberlinforever #lowborn #darkisthewaylightisaplace #allwehave #anberlin #imadethis #lunchbreak #isanybodyoutthere #inspirational #ticket  (at Hart’s Local Grocers)
Want another optional gift for #31MixTapes? You got it! Receive a favorite quote from a random book (minimum 3 lines), handwritten, that relates to your personal mix tape. There’s a pretty massive collection to choose from, so I promise to not disappoint! 3 more optional gift announcements for the 31 Mix Tapes project are on their way, stay tuned…#wordsofhope #writing #mixtapes #mixetape #newbeginnings #book #books #vanity #candid #literature #loveatfirstsight #loveatfirstlisten #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #theresahint #uplift #inspirational #october #PMA #posi #punk #picture #stayposi #diy #handmade #global #gifts #gifting #forreals  (at Irondequoit, New York)
Since it’s officially “tomorrow”, why not announce the second optional gift for #31MixTapes, erm, now? If you so desire, you may choose to receive a developed Polaroid with a small description of the moment captured on the back! All Polaroids are not pre-set, and will be taken in the moment, entirely at random. The other 4 optional gifts for the 31 Mix Tapes project will be announced through out the day today. Stay tuned…#writing #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #theresahint #yesyesyes #uplift #inspirational #october #PMA #posi #punk #photo #polaroid #picture #stayposi #diy #gifts #global #gifting #loveatfirstlisten #literature #candid #vanity #mixes #mixetape #mixtapes #handmade #loveatfirstlisten  (at Irondequoit, New York)
Getting a head start on an optional gift for #31MixTapes! If you’re one of the lucky 31 this October, this HANDWRITTEN poem could wind up in YOUR mixtape. Fresh ink, for fresh music. Look out tomorrow for the next announcement on yet ANOTHER optional gift for the 31 Mix Tapes project; 6 in all! #writing #whistlewhileyouwork #wordsofhope #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #theresahint #yesyesyes #uplift #inspirational #october #PMA #posi #punk #photo #picture #punkrock #stayposi #diy #forreals #gifts #global #gifting #love #loveatfirstlisten #loveatfirstsight #candid #vanity #newbeginnings #mixtapes #mail #mixes #memories #anberlinforever (at The Little Theatre)
Here it is, #31MixTapes, a project that I could’ve never have imagined undertaking, especially on my own, but in an effort to create a positive movement not only within myself, but around myself, I will be giving away 31 different mix tapes, one a day, throughout the month of October. What will they have on them? That’s for you to decide, but FIRST…I need people to send them to. This is where YOU (oh, lucky reader, you) come in. Let me know you’re out there and you want to get a hand on one of these, and I will get in contact with you with options (glorious, glorious options) and your specified day. Did I mention this is entirely on me? That means it’s entirely…FREE! Each mixtape will come with something that will make it unique, so take a chance. October is almost upon us, and there are several spots available. Let me hear you! #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #yesyesyes #uplift #inspirational #october #PMA #posi #punk #photo #picture #stayposi #diy #forreals #fanmail #gifts #gifting #global #newbeginnings #mail #music #mixtapes #mixes #memories  (at Downtown Rochester, NY)
Sometimes you’ll catch me off-guard, but then sometimes you’ll catch me and we’ll look like two peas in a pod made of AWESOME. One of my best friends who has graced this Instagram account several times, @rdjass. A life without her would be a plain, terrible life. #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #posi #PMA #punk #photo #picture #punkrock #silly #whistlewhileyouwork #whistle #dorks #dorksforlife #demonstratingmystyle #forreals #homelife #hxc #lifer #candid #vanity #vogue #boutthatlife #madball #hardcorelives #citylife #mugshot #memories #friendstiltheend #friendsforever (at Bremen Street)
All I can say about this, is very simply, “Thank you.” One film that finally got it right, inspired by a book that covered a story that needed to be told. Whether you’re struggling with cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a by-stander, there are some amazing moments in this story that will recalibrate how you think of the path you’re on. #thefaultinourstars #hollywood #films #wordsofhope #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #ticket #yesyesyes #uplift #inspirational #PMA #posi #photo #picture #stayposi #dreamcometrue #fanmail #cancer #johngreen #book #writing #picstitch #vegetarian
Of all the life missions I’ve ever set out on, this one will be a crowning achievement. #31MixTapes. What is it? What will it be? You’ll have to wait around and see, but planning is just beginning and is moving ahead at an alarming rate. I’ll need all my friends and acquaintances to come together for this one. Keep this hashtag in your mind, as it’s going to be pretty important to this cause. Oh, and you #WithNoSuchPermanence stalwarts, waiting ever so patiently for updates, they’re on their way, life just has a way of making progress hurt a little more than standing still long enough to let you reflect on your work. Stay tuned…#wordsofhope #mixtapes #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #uplift #inspirational #october #PMA #posi #punk #photo #picture #sxe #stayposi #forreals #newbeginnings #music #gifts #fanmail #mail #theresahint #global  (at Downtown Rochester, NY)
You think someone wants you to complete them, but you’re wrong. We’re just looking for a way to change our reality, to find a way to make it a little prettier than it was before.

You think someone wants you to complete them, but you’re wrong. We’re just looking for a way to change our reality, to find a way to make it a little prettier than it was before.

People may tell you, “Blood is thicker than water”, but what they don’t know is sometimes there’s far more water to be had when everyone around you is a bloodsucker. To them I say, make due with what you have because family isn’t defined by blood, it’s based on the passion and support shared between you and those you choose to include in your life. For me, it’s hardcore that keeps me going, whether at a show or listening to it’s music on my own. Zoned in, locked down and on my own, every show and every track pumps a force to be reckoned with back into who I am when I’ve hit the bottom. It’s about staying posi, and if anyone acts or tells you different, make sure you set the record straight. 
   At this moment, my feet are treading a pretty rough road, but it’s inspiring me to challenge you all to create a little more love between yourselves. I’m seeing a lot more petty dissension and greed in the world and a lot less kinship, where there should be. This isn’t me preaching to you, and if you don’t agree with me, that’s fine, but maybe take the time to up the ante when it comes to sticking with a positive mental attitude, and spread a little of that mindset to others, because if there’s anything I think we can agree on, is that nothing around us is perfect.
   Not you.
   Not me. 
   Not anyone.
   Not a damn thing.
   Please, not for me, but for yourself, just get out there, show someone that you care and for that minute, moment or lifetime, you’re going to mean the whole world. 
   Make that difference and stay posi.
#wordsofhope #ROC #rochester #rochesterny #inspirational #uplift #punk #photo #picture #punkrock #theemersons #sxe #setitoff #showlife #demonstratingmystyle #forreals #giglife #hxc #hardcorelives #lifer #vegetarian #vanity #boutthatlife #newbeginnings #music #mugshot #stayposi #posi #PMA