That half-hearted struggle to stop your relatives from giving you money.

“No no, really no, I won’t take it, please no…okay thanks.”

Almost. It’s a big word for me. I feel it everywhere. Almost home. Almost happy. Almost changed. Almost, but not quite. Not yet. Soon, maybe.

— Joan Bauer (via aurelle)

And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive.

— I Guess the Old You is a Ghost (#589: June 25, 2014)

I keep wondering, how many people do you need to be, before you can become yourself.

— Iain S. Thomas, I Wrote This for You (via elliesigh)

Accept the fact that they are gone.
Stop hoping that he’ll love you again.
Stop praying that she’ll show up outside of your door in tears just waiting to be embraced.
They live right across town but they’re thousands of miles away from your heart and you’re lightyears away from their mind.
Let them go.

how to heal (step 1)

1) You are allowed to take up space. You are a human.

2) You are allowed to have a voice.

3) You are allowed to leave whenever you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.

4) You deserve more than someone who doesn’t know how to respect you.

5) You are allowed to put your own needs first.

6) You are allowed to love yourself.

— 6:11 p.m. (Six reminders for bad times)


There’s this shitty thing that happens when you learn about the reality of racism, sexism and misogyny. You start to hear it from the mouths of your parents, grandparents, friends and siblings and you can’t ignore it anymore but you’ll see how many of them will ignore you when you speak out about it.

If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it.

— Erada (via perfect)

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and thats what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

— Elizabeth Gilbert  (via mmmmilk)

a list of things that are really annoying

You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.

— Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (via swiftbeat)

I never
Fell out of
Love with you-
Together again,
Please tell me,
I’m more than a
Diluted shadow
To fill in
The gaps.

— M.S. (via coffee-crinkled-pages)