" Every time he smiles I let him in again "
Courtney-aussie
I'll go out there and make my mistakes and i'll fall down, get hurt, cry,laugh, love and get back up. I'll stand on the highest moutaintop and go into the deepest caverns. I'll roam across the world and visit all the places i've dreamed of visiting. Why? Because when my life flashes before my eyes in those final moments, i want to have something worthwhile to watch with plenty of love and laughter, good times and even bad. I dont want to regret anything and i dont plan on it. Remeber its not usually the things you do that you regret, it's the thing you dont do and leave unsaid. Laugh out loud, cry in the rain, love with all you heart and soul, get hurt, tell the truth, go crazy but never forget that you get one shot. One shot at this day, one shot at this minute, one shot at this age and one shot at this life. So make sure your life is one you will enjoy watching in your final moments


you had such a thirst for knowledge; and now school has ruined that.
—something that someone said to me recently and I think about it a lot. (via writerings)

(Source: ecrirers)

It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.
J.K. Rowling (via psych-facts)
And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.
—Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via versteur)

(Source: hello-lolo)

a girlfriend is a potential wife, if you ask me. relationships are investments not hobbies. y’all gotta grow up.
—(via status-excessu)

(Source: kushandwizdom)

In the morning before work
it’s a struggle to look
in the mirror. The last time I did,
I couldn’t leave my house
for five days. I called in sick
at work and I did not mourn using
my personal days to collect the pieces
of myself that I lost in the sink
after attempting to scrap
off all the ugly from my skin.
My family didn’t think much of it.
Figured some boy from school
broke my heart and knew
that I would someday find
the strength inside of myself
to put it back together. But this
was not the case at hand,
and some parts of me wanted to
believe that they knew this struggle
went much deeper than being
rejected by some hormonal teen.
I hoped that they would see
the cracked mirror in the bathroom
and the spots of blood in the sink;
my fingers swollen and bruised
by trying to destroy the monster
inside of my own reflection.
As the days went on, no one said
anything. My mother even tried to
set me up with one of her coworkers
son in hopes that he could
pull me from my own despair.
I said “No, he’s not my type.”,
but what I wanted her to hear
was the sound of me giving up
hope in others who may be able to
love me. I wanted her to hear
the echo in my voice, for her to listen
to the sound of my own personal war
brewing inside my body.
"The internal and invisible war," - Colleen Brown (via mostlyfiction)
I believe in love, just as much as the next person does. The difference between us is i will always choose to take the chance. Over and over
—Reyna Biddy (via kushandwizdom)

More good vibes here

(via quotelounge)

1. Chocolate is only a temporary fix.

2. A properly-fitting bra is not a luxury. It is a necessity.

3. Your happiness is your happiness and yours alone.

4. How to apply red lipstick.

5. How to wear the crap out of red lipstick.

6. A boyfriend does not validate your existence.

7. Eat the extra slice of pizza.

8. Wear what makes you feel gracefully at ease.

9. Love the world unconditionally.

10. Seek beauty in all things.

11. Buy your friends dinner when you can.

12. Wear sunscreen like it’s your second job.

13. Try with all your might to keep in contact with far-away friends.

14. Make the world feel at ease around you.

15. Walk with your head up.

16. Order a cheeseburger on the first date if you want to.

17. Never, ever bite your nails.

18. Swipe on some lipstick, put on your leather jacket, and sneak into a bar somewhere.

19. Learn from your mistakes that night.

20. Dental hygiene is not multiple choice.

21. Your GPA is not a confession of your character.

22. There is strength in breaking down.

23. You don’t have to like yoga.

24. Pick a tea.

25. Take care of your feet.

26. Pick a perfume.

27. Even if you’re tall, wear the heels anyway.

28. Classy is a relative term.

29. Drink whiskey if you like whiskey.

30. Drink wine if you like wine.

31. Like what you like.

32. Offer no explanation.

33. Advil and Gatorade.

34. You are no less of a woman when you’re in sweats and gym shoes than a woman in stilettos and a pencil skirt.

35. A woman is a woman is a woman.

36. Love your fellow woman with all your heart and soul.

37. Cry, uninhibited, with your friends.

38. Laugh until you can’t breathe with your friends.

39. Tell me everything.

40. Exercise to be strong and healthy. A beautiful soul needs a sturdy vessel.

41. There is no shame in hoping for love.

42. My cooking is the best cooking.

43. Do not take sex lightly.

44. I mean it.

45. Anna Karenina. I’d like it if you read it.

46. The world spins on the principle of inherent tragedy.

47. Do not be blind to it.

48. Men are effectively idiots until the age of 26.

49. Carbohydrates are not the enemy.

50. Involve yourself in an organized activity of your choosing.

51. Listen to classical music occasionally.

52. Take hot baths.

53. Do not use bath salts.

54. You are more than capable.

55. I promise.

56. Don’t smile if you don’t mean it.

57. Mean your anger. Mean your sadness. Mean your pain.

58. I am always, always listening.

59. Travel.

60. Get stuck in a foreign country with $4.67 in your account.

61. Make me furious.

62. Make me worry.

63. Come home smelly, tired, and with a good story.

64. Your story isn’t really yours.

65. You are a compilation of others’ stories.

66. Well-fitting and modest is ALWAYS sexier than too small and tight.

67. Who cares if glitter isn’t tasteful?

68. It’s too much eyeliner if you have to ask.

69. Learn to bake for when you’re sad and I’m not there.

70. Humility and subservience are not synonyms.

71. Wash your face twice per day.

72. Be gentle with your skin.

73. Science is really cool.

74. So is literature.

75. And history.

76. And math.

77. There is no substitute for fresh air.

78. Carry your weight.

79. Make up for it later if you can’t.

80. That salad is not better than pasta and it never will be.

81. You’re fooling no one.

82. Find at least three green vegetables you can tolerate.

83. A smoothie is not a meal.

84. Expect the best from everyone.

85. People will let you down.

86. Bask in the sun (wearing a sunhat and SPF 90).

87. There is a certain kind of man you need to avoid at all costs.

88. You’ll know it when you meet him.

89. What other people say is right doesn’t always feel right.

90. What feels right is where your happiness is.

91. Give thoughtful gifts.

92. Form an opinion.

93. Stick to it.

94. Exfoliation in moderation.

95. Argue with people when you need to.

96. If it’s worth fighting for, fight fiercely.

97. Don’t fight for acceptance.

98. You shouldn’t have to.

99. Take pictures, but not too many.

100. Follow your bliss at all costs. (I’m cutting you off at 22, though).

101. Chocolate ice cream, however, might just be a permanent fix.

101 things I will teach my daughters (via herbau)

(Source: unmaiden)

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