“You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back.”
"The motion of knitting isn’t all that different from the motion of plugging away at your smartphone all day. Except knitting promotes focus, and the phone promotes distraction."
“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will – either by having nothing happen at all, or by having everything happen at once.”
“if you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. and trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.”
Danielle Koepke (via adopted-reject)
Who is this Danielle woman?! I love her(via symphonyofthecosmos)
Wow. Best reworking of porn.
Had to reblog.
1. When your friends ask you to hangout, and you don’t feel like it, don’t go. Don’t ever do things halfway or do something that makes you uncomfortable. With everything, give all of yourself, even the pieces you never knew existed.
2. It is okay to not know. Everyone always despises the phrase, “I don’t know” but no one tells you that it is okay to not know. The becoming is more important than the being, anyways.
3. If someone ever makes you feel less, in any way, you have every right to walk away. You have every right to cut out toxic people in your life. To close the door on people who make you feel bad about who you are or what you stand for. Friends don’t tear down, they build up.
4. Loss is always going to happen. Just like paint will always chip and rain will always fall, loss will always be part of life. No matter how much I don’t like it, or avoid it, it is going to walk my way at several times in my life. Learn to embrace it and learn to get closure.
5. Give yourself a chance. Stop saying, “I don’t think I can” or “But what if I am not able to?” and give yourself a chance. This may be cliche, but try to believe in yourself. When you get older, your knees won’t work the same and you won’t have the best memory, and you are going to wish you’d given yourself a chance years sooner.
6. Fall in love. Don’t be guarded before you fall in love. You could fall in love three times and still not find the right one, but none of it is going to make “the one” matter less. Don’t fall into that idea that your first love has to be your best love. Fall in love as many times as it naturally happens.
7. Firsts are going to be messy. First loves, first kisses, first dates, first failed tests, first college class, first time you drive a car, first time you ride a plane - first times were made to be imperfect. Just because it’s messy and all over the place, doesn’t mean it can’t be good or worthwhile.
8. You want another scoop of ice-cream? Go get it. Get three more scoops of ice-cream if that is what you want. “Fat” is not the opposite of beautiful and it is not the opposite of happy. Don’t let anyone tell you that your body type isn’t beautiful. Beauty is a social construct, create your own, become your own.
9. Let yourself be alone. Loneliness is not a bad thing. It is healthy and normal. Everyone needs to spend a good portion of their life alone. We learn who we are when we are alone; life is less crowded and more clear when we are alone.
10. If you aren’t happy where you are, change it. Quit your job, move, become a vegetarian, get a new hobby, pick up an old hobby, whatever you do - make sure it benefits you. Life is too short to not be alive, to not be passionate, and overflowing.”
when you run into someone you haven’t seen in over a year, and they ask about your ex and you hafta tell ‘em you’re not together anymore and they get all awkward and apologetic and you’re all like um no that’s actually super old news, it’s ok I’m totally over it and dating someone else.
And then they say:
but I thought you two were forever.
Yup this totally just happened!
Today I share my love of my IUD! It’s worked out incredibly well for me, and I am a huge fan. Of course, just like with EVERY form of birth control out there, it is not right for everyone universally. So today’s strip lays out the pros versus the cons and shares some of the experiences you can expect if you decide to go this route.
But, I will say, if you can’t handle having hormonal birth control (like meeeee), oh man, this is a godsend.
Like Erika, I have a copper IUD! I got this baby about three years ago, and let me tell you - it changed my (sex) life. Being on the pill made me crazy and unstable; it was also expensive, as I have no health insurance. I took a risk on the IUD after a recommendation from a friend and plenty of assurance from the nurses at the sexual health clinic, and I adore it. I have had all kinds of sex in the last couple years (but y’know, mostly only in long-term monogamous relationships where everyone was healthy) and look at me, ma - still not pregnant!
Is it right for everyone? No, of course not. It is painful to have inserted, and it can be expensive, but I got mine for about $70. Canada, right? Seriously, $70 to not get pregnant for UP TO TEN YEARS. Does it make periods worse? Yes, kind of, especially at first. But for me, the pros FAR outweigh the cons!
Click through to Erika’s comic for much more information!
Frog saves rat from drowning as tiny creature hitches a ride across pond
The frog appeared at the rat’s side as it clung to some debris in the middle of a small pond on the outskirts of north Indian city Lucknow
Photographer Azam Husain
I’m really happy because this gif basically loops perfectly. :L
if you could explain your life thus far in 10 words….