"It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on."

Nicholas Sparks (via quotethat)

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T - 4 hours until I get to see you

for the last time.

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ilovesmoothjazz1998:

overall looking at boys is a rly rewarding experience. talking to them, Not so much

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citylandscapes:

Los Angeles, CA

Mah city

citylandscapes:

Los Angeles, CA

Mah city

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I want to be the kind of person that just radiates of love and energy and kindness and good vibes. Because I want to attract, and be surrounded by, people who radiate of love and energy and kindness and good vibes. Because these are the people and things that I thrive off of, that moves me, that makes me feel alive.

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caliradoan:

The funny thing about feeling alone is that you’re not alone in a sense. There are many others with the same feeling.

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waweyn:

She just died like 17 times in that fight

waweyn:

She just died like 17 times in that fight

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The moment I’m over this cold I’m gonna have a drink or five because I really quite need it. 

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I think it’s fucking crazy how, in one swift stroke of a long emotional weekend, God completely changed the way I looked at my life and the things that are important to me. I’ve finally had the time and strength to open up my journal again, and found myself adding to, crossing out, and moving around-the things on my Dreamboard list. Everything from my long-term career goals to the qualities I want in my life partner to the relationship I would like to have with my siblings, have changed. The universe works in such mysterious ways.

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writingsforwinter:

Don’t ever stay in a relationship with someone who thinks it’s a burden to be there for you, complains about you needing them to be there for you sometimes, or ignores you when you need them to be there for you.

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In the past two weeks I…

1) visited San Francisco, for the first time.

2) felt the sharp sting of karma’s bad end. 

3) lost an immediate family member.

4) planned a funeral and attended a burial, for the first time.

5) said my first prayer in over three years.

6) heard my Dad say he loved me, for the first time in my life.

7) cried myself to sleep in the arms of someone who I realized I was falling for, again.

8) was too afraid to tell him, and watched us walk away from each other, again.

This has been a very emotionally exhausting week. I am tired. I need a hug.

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"

Men want what they want.

So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.

But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.

It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.

These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.

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What Men Want, America Delivers - from the inimitable Roxane Gay (via bruisingfetish)

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"He said to me, ‘I paid for you. You belong to me.’ and I told him no, I do not belong to you. I belong to no one."

One of the strongest Hmong women I know.

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