“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)
“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.”—Asha Tyson (via quotes-shape-us)
I hate when people compare what I have to what you have.. Because what you have is nothing close to what I possess. You may not see what I see, but everyone else around me does.. The people closest to me understands and that’s what matters the most to me. I don’t care what other people say because they only see surface levels of the truth and those who talk their mouths don’t really know me and anything about what I have. What I have is real and it took it’s time to get to the way it is right now. I didn’t rush into anything, everything kind of happened on it’s own and took time. A lot of things happened in between and a lot of people don’t even know that part of the story, so they shouldn’t be running their mouths and saying that they’re right because they’re obviously wrong. It’s just irritating to hear them compare me to you, when for one I am nothing like you. Not even close it. And secondly, whatever happened to me is completely the opposite of what happened to you. I have my own opinions to these things but I just never say it out loud because I mind my own business and do whatever I please.
“Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all.”—(via fawun)