hey, i'm sky.
twenty-three. east coast nomad. tree hugger.
i try my best to be optimistic,
and i'm working on saving the world.

i hear it all, breathe it all, see it all..
but for the life of me,
i can't figure it all out.

posts tagged "human"

simply put, thank you.you all have given me the faith i’ve needed in this world.and i don’t say it nearly enough.

simply put, thank you.
you all have given me the faith i’ve needed in this world.
and i don’t say it nearly enough.

HELP! I NEED YOU FOR AN IMPORTANT CAUSE!are we friends? do you like my music? do you think my music is okay/bearable but still you support it because you know i love making it anyway? then this task is for you! I’m starting a Kickstarter for an even better EP of songs, but dang, I looked so silly in it all alone explaining my art when really it’s all of YOU who have supported, encouraged, and challenged me to be better every time. So, I would really love for you all to be in my Kickstarter video. In fact, I need you!The goal: A short montage of photographs of all you beautiful beings in the video used for my Kickstarter!The task:Please submit to me a picture of you/your friends/family/anything either with any merch of mine OR holding a sign of your support for my activism or music. Really, anything appropriate that says “I support/I have supported this!” with your beautiful face or puppy or yeah or song lyrics or anything!Alternatively, if you can’t think of what to do but you really want to be in the video, just feel free to hold a sign or write somewhere “tell me a story” as that is going to be the title How to submit:In the comments on this post or on my music page (https://www.facebook.com/SkylarKergilMusic) please post the picture you’d like to submit. Posting a picture here says “SKY USE THIS PLEASE **oh and you have all my permission to use it ok no problem!!**”Deadline: Saturday, September 20th!Any pictures posted will be considered/most likely selected 

HELP! I NEED YOU FOR AN IMPORTANT CAUSE!
are we friends? do you like my music? do you think my music is okay/bearable but still you support it because you know i love making it anyway? then this task is for you! 

I’m starting a Kickstarter for an even better EP of songs, but dang, I looked so silly in it all alone explaining my art when really it’s all of YOU who have supported, encouraged, and challenged me to be better every time. So, I would really love for you all to be in my Kickstarter video. In fact, I need you!

The goal: 
A short montage of photographs of all you beautiful beings in the video used for my Kickstarter!

The task:
Please submit to me a picture of you/your friends/family/anything either with any merch of mine OR holding a sign of your support for my activism or music. Really, anything appropriate that says “I support/I have supported this!” with your beautiful face or puppy or yeah or song lyrics or anything!

Alternatively, if you can’t think of what to do but you really want to be in the video, just feel free to hold a sign or write somewhere “tell me a story” as that is going to be the title 

How to submit:
In the comments on this post or on my music page (https://www.facebook.com/SkylarKergilMusic) please post the picture you’d like to submit. Posting a picture here says “SKY USE THIS PLEASE **oh and you have all my permission to use it ok no problem!!**”

Deadline: Saturday, September 20th!

Any pictures posted will be considered/most likely selected 

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Skylar Kergil - Peace - Gif Set 1/?

so many peace signs and floppy hair cuts in once place! :D

(Source: sampalladio, via sampalladio)

updated my YouTube banner & icon for the first time since 2009. check it out here!

truthfully, the feet in the grass photo was put there when, in 2010 or so, YouTube forced us to add a banner to our page. i put it as a space saver… for 4 years ;)

it would be weird if there were 4 of me

ring-around-the-robin:

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Skylar + Songs ~ Earliest to Most Recent

this is so amazing!

(Source: roger-robin)

january, april, july.
splinters.

my body and i have been growing together really nicely,
but it is a lot a lot a lot a lot of work keeping this vessel healthy, active, keeping weight on, gaining muscle.
entirely worth it. i feel almost home in this.

New tanks and t-shirts up on my merch site! Everything, including the black and white birds, are for pre-order or re-order so that I can get your size!

Click here to check out my merch! this will be one of the last times I do colorful bird shirts, as I’m moving onto new music shortly and will be focused on that :D

http://skylarkergil.bandcamp.com/merch

Anna and I have been together for over three years, having been best friends for two years before that. In a week, she will be heading off to a great job elsewhere, and in a few weeks, I’ll be heading to Cambridge, MA. We’re moving forward as just best friends - though we have done long distance before in our romantic relationship, we’re both at a time in our lives where we want and need some alone time to grow, experience new things, and discover ourselves.

This video is to show that though it can be hard, it is possible to support one another’s happiness in a relationship - sometimes, that means letting each other go. It’s absolutely mutual, and we both have known this for months coming. I will miss her as my lover, but I will forever cherish our friendship.

"If you should find some place new, I’ll be ready and I will not blame you, just follow your heart - I’ll re-write my dreams. Hold you in my hands, and send you back to see." is the only line we changed from the original version. Changed "somebody" to "some place" since that is more relevant to us now. :)


We will be releasing an audio version with more harmonies sometime soon! I will also talk more about this situation next week, when we have parted ways. Please be kind as I’m sure it can be hard to understand that we are able to do this so calmly - we are happy, we still love each other, but we are also excited for what is next.

Lyrics:
my darling don’t you worry about anything 
this will be here singing and swimming in your dreams 
and i hold you, like i hold onto the sea 
she slips through my arms sometimes but always comes back to me 

my darling in 8 million beats you’ll be gone 
but in 28 million you will be back in my arms 
and i see you in the moon, sun, and sky 
on the mountaintops where i let my body lie 

oh but if you should find yourself doubting my love 
just remember i’m yours - i can’t say it enough 
and out of all these things i say i love, well 
it’s always you i’m singing of 

my darling in 7 months i’ll still be here 
with empty arms and a smile so wide my dear 
and i’ve seen you always in my day dreams 
and i’ve saved your space so when you return, you can lay next to me 

oh but if you should find you never wanna come back 
just send me a line - i’ve got my backpack packed 
and i’ll walk to you, and bring the new day, hey 
i’ve always needed to run away 

my darling, don’t you worry about anything 
this will be here singing and swimming in your dreams 
and i hold you, like i hold onto the sea - 
she slips through my arms sometimes but always comes back to me 

oh but if you should find somebody new 
i’ll be ready and i will not blame you 
just follow your heart - i’ll rewrite my dreams 
hold you in my hands, then send you back to sea

Care to join me on my Monday morning?

strange phone survey!

i just took the strangest phone survey. note: i saw this weird NYC area code number had called me the past few days, but not left a message - so when i saw they called me again, i knew it was probably a telemarketer. let me highlight some great moments for you:

- i talked in a british accent at the beginning and then did the entire time. at one point, he began to talk like me hahaha.
- first question was “do you know what Carmax is?” “do you know what Carmax does?”
- second question was “would you rather go on a picnic with Obama, the kardashians… etc”
- third question he said “changing subjects.” then asked me about basketball, then when I said i was appalled at Donald Sterling’s remarks he asked if a reporter can call me to follow up?
- at one point he asked if i was the male head of household to which i responded “it depends how far back you go if you go to my birth certificate.”
- at one point he asked how many people lived in my household. i said three. he said the cat doesn’t count as a person.
- he said “changing subjects” again and asked me if i think lesbians and gays should be allowed to be married. I said it’s ridiculous to even ask a conscious person that.
- again he said “changing subjects” and asked me if i think immigrants should be allowed in this country. i said yes please and thank you.
- i asked him what this survey was for and he wouldn’t tell me.
- he asked for my zip code and i said, in my lovely fake british accent, “do i have to answer this? will you murder me?” and for the first time, he left his script to say “no we will not murder you.”
- maintained fake british accent the whole time for fifteen minutes.
- expect another update since i imagine they will be calling back.

one of the first selfies I ever took and one from today.2008 vs 2014.:)

one of the first selfies I ever took and one from today.
2008 vs 2014.
:)

self portrait and poem 4/15/14 at 8:04AMa rainy morning accuracyi’d give anything to see yousleep evade, i wither each day.it feels more like shedding skin,to say i’m on the road to hitting bottomto scratch that surface,i wake up with scratcheshalf dreams of letting what’s withinyou out of me.

self portrait and poem 4/15/14 at 8:04AM

a rainy morning accuracy
i’d give anything to see you
sleep evade, i wither each day.

it feels more like shedding skin,
to say i’m on the road to hitting bottom
to scratch that surface,
i wake up with scratches
half dreams of letting what’s within
you out of me.

Relapse/Flux - a spoken word poem about a brother, addiction, and recovery.

TW: violence, drugs, alcohol, word usage.

Happy Siblings Day, big brother. We were cute when we were younger.. maybe we will be again when we are older? ;)