(tried and failed)


“Try it again,“ I said.
 "Kiss me.”
“No,” he said.
“Kiss me.”
“No,” And then he smiled. “You kiss me.”
 I placed my hand on the back of his neck. I pulled him toward me. And kissed him. I kissed him. And I kissed him. And I kissed him. And I kissed him. And he kept kissing me back.”

 ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Hey, happy belated valentine’s day. have some asadais 
i was quite busy to post this on time and to aswer to requests but i managed some time (being me not having internet for a day) to finish this. 
I´m not good at drawing comics but better try and fail than do nothing.


The melody of sun and moon,
Having even seemingly enraptured this heart of mine,
In the midst of this established cycle of life and death,
We crossed paths “here” in paradise.

The story of us isn’t over yet.”

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Built a proof-of-concept today. I don’t even know what this is–a mini-chinampas-inspired tub concept? Or is this something everybody already knows about and I just can’t get the right search terms to spit it out? Or has everybody tried this already and failed and now we all know better except me?

Well, I had pond liner and a whiskey barrel planter and Azolla caroliniana and I’ve been making grow bags, so let’s see what happens.

anonymous asked:

Slytherin male and Gryffindor male relationship?

Best at sarcastic comments, have tried (and failed) before to polyjuice into each other and play for each other’s quidditch team, for some reason no one realises they’re dating for the longest time because of stereotypes. On more than one occasion have they worn each others robes ad tried to get into as much trouble as possible, in an attempt to lose them house points. Dates include; visiting the shrieking shack on a dare, broomstick races at midnight, who can mess with filch the most, pick nicks in the field where most of their time is spent judging other couples. The hickeys given to the Gryffindor are art, and he likes wearing his most low-cut shirts with pride after he gets some, whereas the Gryffindor gives hickeys in more… discreet areas, like a secret between the two. They play with each other’s hair nonstop and will always hold hands in class.

@lapidot-week #6 !

still fell asleep sorry haha (damn am i this weak ?)

As you can see Lapis and Peridot probably borrowed…or stole (idk) Greg’s van. And songs. For a romantic roadtrip together.

anyway. lemme tell you something.

i’ve been drawing for years, and no joke this is the first time i draw people kissing

i already tried a few times and failed

i mean this is the first time i successully draw a kiss scene. *applause to myself*

i’m proud of this. and i’m also proud to tell you that i’ve probably no blood left in my veins after the massive nosebleed while drawing this. but i’m fine (y)

i hope i’m gonna be able to finish the last one today without falling asleep.

Ask me questions :)

1. Your dream job? 

2. Your ancestory/nationality? 

3. Top 5 favorite movies?

4. Top 5 favorite franchises? 

5. Biggest pet peeve?

6. A quote you find inspiring? 

7. A character from anything that reminds you of yourself? 

8. Worst fear?

9. Least favorite movie/book, and why? 

10. Favorite comic? 

11. A random fact about yourself?

12. An important lesson you once learned? 

13. Advice to those who want to be like you? 

14. Name 5 friends on tumblr and say why you like them! 

15. A movie line you find particularly funny? 

16. Favorite superhero/villain of anything?

17. Biggest fictional crush?

18. All time favorite tumblr post? 

19. past hobby you tried and failed at? 

20. Favorite restaurant? 

21. favorite song?

22. Tag a song lyric and tell us why it means something to you! 

23. Favorite music genres? 

24. Embarassing fact about yourself? 

25. If you could live in any time period decade, which would it be, and why? 

26. Favorite moment in history? 

27. favorite subject in school? 

28. what are your best/worst qualities?

29. what inspires you? 

30. favorite season? 

Ezra has a tiny crush on Sabine when he joins the crew, so he blabbers a bit and tries to be smooth while failing miserably. It seems to be Ezra’s thing.

Then Ezra meets Tristan Wren and hello awkward blabbering in an attempt be be smooth and get him to talk about himself. I mean, I can’t blame him look at those shoulders.

So anyway, I now hc Ezra as bi. (I mean I kinda lowkey always have but this just gave me more material.)

Letting go.

So I failed.  I had a goal, and I tried really freaking hard, and I failed.  

Then if felt like everyone was waiting to see if I would get back up, dust myself off and try again….so I did.  And I failed again.  Then I tried again, and failed.  And so on and so forth until here we are.

No this isn’t one of those motivational stories of the comeback or the underdog or overcoming obstacles.  It’s just about failing.  And going right on ahead with living.

I guess the huge thing for me has always been that image or story of If you just keep trying and working hard then no matter what, you will do it!  You will reach your goal!  You will win the game!  

Or whatever.

Well the truth is, that’s not totally accurate.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love the comeback stories and I can definitely appreciate the occasional motivational quote/poster/video/haiku but the reality of life is that sometimes you don’t reach your goal.  Where I have always mislead myself is the idea that not reaching my goal makes me a failure.

See in my mind, I was the comeback story.  I was that motivational quote brought to life everyday in the gym.  In my mind, it was all me and it was gonna happen.  No matter what.  But what I didn’t account for was that failing to reach my goal [of going to the CrossFit Games] again and again was me just living my life….successfully.

Yeah in the 5 years I was failing, I managed to meet and fall in love with my (now) husband and two daughters, move back home near my entire family, become an experienced and respected trainer who gets flown around the country and world to teach CrossFit, grow my brand as an ambassador to the sport I love, and meet countless individuals who share my passion for helping others.

In the time I’ve been failing I got to be maid of honor in one of my best friend’s wedding, I was able to hold both my cousins’ newborns in my arms, I watched my best friend Becca become a CrossFit legend, and I got to hear my grandpa sing “k-k-k-Katie” one last time before he passed away.

I’ve volunteered in my stepdaughters’ classes, stayed up late working on school projects, been to every Back-to-School-Night, Open House, music show.  I’ve read to them almost every night, taken care of them when they were sick, fixed them when they’ve gotten hurt, and held their hands to walk them into school.

I started a new CrossFit class at Valley CrossFit from nothing and grew it to 40+people strong five days a week.  
I’ve had my CrossFit training partners and clients become my lifelong friends.
I planned my (ridiculously awesome) wedding and enjoyed every second of it.
I trained alongside and became close friends with some of the best athletes in the world.
And I had to say some hard goodbyes to friends - some who I can still go and visit, others who are gone forever.  

So in all the time I spent focusing on my goal and failing to reach it, I totally succeeded in making my life pretty spectacular.  

If there’s one message I can pass along it would be that it’s ok to lose and it’s ok to fail.  I’m not a failure.  I’m not a quitter.  I never once quit.  I worked my ass off for 5years and never got back to the CrossFit Games.  I mean, statistically I got further away really, but what I didn’t realize was how amazing my life became in spite of, no, because of my failing to reach that goal.  

Sometimes the best stuff really isn’t found in the end result, but with the path you take to get there.  

A note from the Indivisible Team
A note for all of us who feel defeated after Sessions from the Indivisible Team: This is the long game.

A note for all of us who feel defeated after Sessions from the Indivisible Team: This is the long game. We are going to lose a lot. We are going to get good at losing. We are going to lose cabinet votes for terrible nominees. We are going to lose bills that are offensive and appalling. But while we are losing, something else is going to happen. We are going to keep raising our voices and slowly our representatives are going to start listening to us. We’ve seen it happen. 

It won’t happen because of next week’s call to action. It’ll happen over months, where you keep showing up, regularly. Then, we are going to start winning. It’ll sneak up on us. We won’t understand why we are winning. But it starts with losing in a particular way- where we raise our voices and call it out when we aren’t listened to, where we get close but not quite there.

The first 100 days of a President’s term are the honeymoon period, the moment when he’s most likely to get his agenda enacted. Trump is spending his first 100 days mired in controversy, scandal, and backbiting - and that’s because you haven’t for a moment let anyone in Washington forget just how unpopular he is.

Every time we change the narrative, every time we delay, every time there’s a newspaper story about a member of Congress avoiding his or her constituents, that’s a win. And it matters.

You have already made history. You’ve delayed the confirmation of Trump’s cabinet picks longer than any time in recent history. You stopped the gutting on the congressional ethics office. You’ve made Republicans so nervous about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act that it’s been pushed further and further down the road. You caused an uproar of historic proportions over Trump’s Muslim ban and saved lives and reunited families in the process. You’ve inspired people who have never before taken action to make their voices heard and learn how to do things like check how their members of Congress voted and call them out for it.

We’ll never even know about some of the victories - because those will be the fights that this Administration considered starting and then realized it couldn’t win.

We’re in this together. Every visit. Every call. Every loss. Every win. That’s just what friends do. #StandIndivisible

In solidarity,

The Indivisible Team