aspiring quotes

concept: I’m with my friends. Everyone is laughing and having fun while we are exploring the city together, eventually sitting down in a cozy coffee shop. Outside it’s starting to rain while we tell each other stories and joke around. Laughter and warmth fill the little room, decorated with books and plants, as we are drinking our coffees and hot chocolates. We are happy.

an incomplete list of lines in aftg that will always fuck me up

“Did you know I’ve never been skiing?”

“I told her what would happen if she raised her hand again. She had no right to look so surprised.”

“His father. Your coach.”

“Who said ‘please’ that made you hate the word so much?” “I did.” / “I was seven,” Andrew said. “I believed him.”

“If it means losing you, then no.”

“Go on, tell me again how I’m too unbalanced to understand normal brotherly affection and love. Tell me this is natural.”

“Good,” Neil said quietly. “So now you understand why Andrew killed your mother.”

“Do you honestly think that if I wanted to kill someone, whether it was myself or someone else, that I would fail so spectacularly at it so many times?”

“Neil,” Wymack said, “between you and me, I don’t think you’ve ever been fine.”

“I’m tired of being nothing.”

“Would it kill you to let something in?” “It almost did last time.”

“Neil? Are you all right?” Neil smiled. It felt like it tore his face open. “No. No, I’m not.”

“Thank you,” he finally said. He couldn’t say he meant thanks for all of it: the keys, the trust, the honesty, and the kisses. Hopefully Andrew would figure it out eventually. “You were amazing.”

“Everything I needed, you already gave me. You let me stay.”

“You are a Fox,” Andrew said, like it was that simple, and maybe it was.

“Wait, he chose Neil over you? That sounds a little serious for a fling, don’t you–” Nicky glanced at Neil’s blank face and faltered. “News to you too, huh?”

“That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t blow you.”

“I won’t be like them. I won’t let you let me be.”

“Stay,” Andrew said, and leaned down to kiss him.

This was everything he wanted, everything he needed, and Neil was never letting go.

#MondayMotivation

8 Questions To Ask Yourself To Get Motivated Right Now

1. What is your dream? - build a picture of what it looks like. How does it look? What are the smells, tastes, sounds, feelings you can imagine in this vision? This will help you clarify what you’re trying to achieve & begins the process of manifestation.

2. Why do you want it? - what’s your why? Why is it important to you? Having a strong why will help you to push through the times when you don’t feel like working or lack inspiration. Your why will be the reason you succeed.

3. Why haven’t you got it yet? - check yourself. It’s easy to say “I’m not good enough” - but have you even tried? Did you stick to something every day for a year and then decide it wasn’t for you? Or did you think about the enormous amount of work you need to put in and get put off?

4. When do you want it by? - a goal without a date is just a dream. Set a date, even if it’s a rough one, to have achieved your goal by and work toward it. Even if you don’t achieve the goal by the date - you would have made significant progress. Change the goal posts, not the goal itself.

5. What are your excuses? - excuses sound best to those making them. You can feel sorry for yourself all you want - it’s not going to help you manifest your dream life. Throw your excuses out the window and start being honest with yourself about why you aren’t where you want to be.

6. What are you willing to do to win? - there is no try, there is only do. When you decide you want something - you will either have it or you won’t. There is no half pregnant & there is no “I’ll try” when it comes to living your dreams. Make a decision and do everything in your power to create the life you want to live.

7. How would you feel if you never achieved the goal? - are you ok with settling? So many of us settle for less than we’re truly worth and this builds resentment toward the person, job or relationship we settled for. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering what if - put in the work now.

8. What’s stopping you? - your mindset. You have to believe in yourself. You have to recognise that you create your reality. You have to work to get what you want. You have to be persistent, patient and resilient to get what you want in life - if this is too hard please save yourself the effort and watch some TV.

Stop wishing and start doing.

Peace & positive vibes.

It’s strange, yknow, because everything in my life usually feels wrong.

But you’ve never felt wrong to me.

—  Nicole Torres
- You’re just 18, you’re too young, don’t get pregnant or marry someone to quickly, - they pleaded.
- You’re 25, come on, it’s time to think and start doing something, you don’t need any kids, focus on your career, - they preached.
- You’re 32, what are you thinking? Do you want to end up as a single crazy catlady? - they cried.
- You’re 39, a single mother without a successful startup or a fabulous career, you’re such a disappointment, - they grumbled.
- She was 42, when she jumped out of the window. What a disgrace to the family, - they whispered.

The only thing they’ve never told you was when to start living your life on your own…
— 

Don’t lose your way while trying to satisfy all the expectations: they are never worth wasting your life.

© illirein

Uncommon Words I Found Out I Needed To Know To Describe You:

Valiant- possessing or showing courage or determination

Scrupulous- moral or ethical standards; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right

Bounteous- generously giving

Magnanimous- very generous or forgiving

Indomitable- that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage

Assiduous- constant in application or effort, diligent, persevering

Fervent- having or displaying intensity; passionate

Veracious- speaking or representing the truth; honest

Propitious- representing favorable conditions

Pulchritudinous- great beauty

Allegiant- adhering firmly and devotedly to a person or cause; loyal and faithful

Commiserative- to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for another person

Perspicacity- the quality of having ready insight or knowledge about topics

Jocular- fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful

Boosterish- supporting and promoting someone or something enthusiastically and often uncritically

Disquisitive- fond of discussion and investigation; curious

Astrophilic- extreme love of stars and celestial space

It was getting so boring to use ordinary words for an extraordinary person. Here’s a new list of the great things you are.

I have way too many aspirations for one life. I want to be an author and a poet and a nurse and a flight attendant and I want to own a cute little coffee shop where people come to write or read or just exist and I want to sell everything I own and just travel around the world and I want to live in a super small town where everyone knows each others names and I want to raise my children there and I want to be a tattoo artist and make my body into the master piece that it deserves to be and I want to travel to Africa and build houses and I want to become a doctor and cure cancer and I want to be be a dog trainer and an astronaut and I want to be a photographer and I want to be a journalist for a major magazine in New York and walk everywhere in heels and go to fashion shows on my days off and I want to be a consoler for teenagers who struggle with mental illness and help them the way no one helped me and I want to be a kindergarten teacher and a stay at home mom and all of this is too much for one lifetime and that’s the problem.
—  4am
You touched me with hands covered in stardust
and darling I burned brighter than ever
but even the brightest of lights
harbor the dark.
—  Frankie Ryott, deardeceiver.