“Be with someone who you don’t have to hide from, in any way. Whether it’s your morning face before you’ve put your make up on, an embarrassing story to tell about something that happened on your way home, or an ambition you’ve had since you were six… make sure you end up with someone who knows all of it and still loves you. A person you can tell your whole life to is a person worth spending a life with.”—(via these-greatexpectations)
“You have so many layers, that you can peel away a few, and everyone’s so shocked or impressed that you’re baring your soul, while to you it’s nothing, because you know you’ve twenty more layers to go.”—Craig Thompson (via psych-facts)
Sometimes it’s harder to be strong than to be weak and fragile. Being strong means that you won’t let anything affect you, get to your head, and change who you are. I’ve always chosen to be strong but it does have it’s downfalls. It’s not easy to just say how you feel at any moment, hoping that someone else will understand. It’s not easy bottling things up inside and never complaining even though something is bothering you deep down inside. And it’s not easy to fight back the tears and all the emotions when all you really want to do is break down and cry. The strongest ones they say have the biggest hearts, the most intelligent minds, and souls that never grow old or give up traveling. So be kind to those you meet, not everyone likes to show or express their battles. Just a thought.
“I remember when I was younger and I wanted to be beautiful; now I’m older and I want to be intelligent. I want to burn hearts with brilliance and engulf souls with compassion. I want to be loved for my thoughts and nothing else.”—(via radicalteen)
“My mom taught me one thing:
You don’t always have to tell people you love them. You just have to give them no reason to doubt it.”—irishjulienne’s, saying i love you is not a habit (via jesussbabymomma)
Everyone says “let it go” and forget it ever happened so you can move on with your life. But it’s not always easy, to just pretend like it never existed and that nothing happened. I’d like to think that some of the things that constantly evade my mind aren’t prohibiting me from anything. In fact, it’s making me better. It reminds me of who I am and what I’ve endured so far in life. And it definitely keeps me grounded. My mind may be a little hazy at times, but I think it’s worth it. With every minor setback is a major comeback and I will overcome it all, just you wait and see.
“I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes—everywhere. Until it’s every breath I breathe. I’m going to go out like a fucking meteor”—Audre Lorde (via feniceargento)
“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.”—Roald Dahl (via williamsjk)
I’ve worked my way to the top. I have struggled along the way but I’ve worked my hardest to get to where I am today. But what I don’t understand is why some people can’t be happy for me, why they can’t just give me the same respect that I have for them and be proud of me, or even just acknowledge that I’ve done well and they appreciate me for who I am and what I’ve done. Affirmations have stopped, everyone else is just so egotistical and selfish around me. & what hurts me the most is that I feel so taken for granted and unappreciated by so many. And no one deserves this, any of this. I’ve said my peace and have done everything that I could possibly do to change things and continued to hope for the better. But it’s honestly too late. I’m ready to move onto the next chapter in my life and succeed even more, to say f*ck you to all the haters and those who didn’t appreciate me when I was there in their lives. So for now, this is me saying goodbye to everything that I once knew and used to hope for. Everything has changed around me and I don’t like it at all. I’ve made up my mind and I honestly don’t care as much as I used to. What’s done is done. It can no longer be changed. So thank you for this experience, for making me realize so much about myself and everything around me. You, for that matter will no longer be missed. I’m done with all of this.
“When someone shows you their heart, their past, their wounds, they have entrusted you with the deepest part of themselves. It is the part of themselves that makes them uniquely beautiful. To be trusted in this way is a great honor. Guard that trust with your life.”—Yasmin Mogahed (via aestheticintrovert)