because i watched the sunrise the other day~

Summer Solstice Celebration!

Hello my lovelies! 
Only one week left until the Summer Solstice and I am just beaming for the upcoming celebration! I decided to make another post like my Spring Equinox celebration one since you all seemed to like it so much. I do plan on having a bit more of a ‘proper’ ritual and celebration of the day since that Monday I have off from work, but here are some other low-key ways that I am going to celebrate the day. I’ve split it into two sections of day activities and night ones because the Summer Solstice can go all night long and I plan on doing a whole cycle’s worth of things. 

During the Day:

  • Greet the sun! I know it’s going to be an early sunrise, but if you’re there to greet the sun, you’ll be starting the day off on the right foot! You can either just lay in bed and watch the sun rise from your window or head outside and do a sun salutation, both will give you energy!
  • Wear your favourite summer clothes! Shorts, tanks tops, t-shirts, sun dresses- even flip flops if you can get away with it! The colours associated with Liltha are reds, oranges, yellows/golds, blues, greens and white! 
  • I’m going to be setting my citrine, clear quartz and peridot stones absorb the sunlight throughout the day- other gems that would love to be out on the Summer Solstice would be fluorite, sunstone, agate, carnelian, and any stone that is green or yellow in colour! But you best check to see if it’ll fade in colour before you set it out all day. If that might happen, then the moon light will work just as well. 
  • For lunch, enjoy a summer salad filled with summer berries like strawberries and blueberries, apples, leafy greens and a sweeter dressing! The berries are a great way of celebrating what the summer will bring for you. 
  • Get outside! I don’t care if it’s for five minutes at your lunch break or an hour long hike like I plan on doing, but get outside and live in nature! Breath in the fresh summer breeze, feel the sun on your skin, meditate and be with nature. 
  • There are so many ways to drink summer in- literally! Lemonade, iced tea, fruit juices, herbal teas like chamomile, rose or lavender will be such a great way to get just that little bit of summer in you. 
  • Today is also a great day to try and interact with the faeries and fae folk. Leave a small offering of milk and honey (or a honey cake!) outside in your garden, in a park, on the outside window ledge, and the fae will appreciate the gesture! Who knows- that could be the start of a relationship between you and them. 

At Night:

  • Have friends over or go out to dinner! If nothing else, the summer solstice is about celebrating with friends and family! It’s about being thankful for what you have and getting excited for the summer, so get together and discuss your upcoming summer plans! Who knows what might come out of it?
  • Listen to music- your favourite music, and sing your heart out! The god Apollo (the Greek god of Light, Sun, music and poetry) is one of the many gods who will be thriving off the activities of today and you can honour them by just enjoying music and art. 
  • Light candles- or your barbecue! Traditionally, this sabbat is celebrated with a balefire (outside campfire), but if you’re like me and lack an outside fire pit, then lighting up the bbq and cooking up some veggie or meat kebabs will be a good way of making a feast and substituting the ‘real thing’. No BBQ? No stress- light up some candles and watch it glow. Bonus points if they are coloured or scented to match the holiday. 
  • Make a craft for the summer- a flower crown, a bird house, a sun catcher. I know I plan on making a flower crown and perhaps painting that day, but so long as you create something, spell or not, it can honour the day’s celebrations.
  • Watch the sunset- like watching the sunrise, watching the longest day of the year come to a close will be an amazing way to celebrate the whole of the Summer Solstice. 
  • Are you of legal age? Have a drink of summer wines or berry ciders- just remember to give either the first or last sip to nature, the faeries will find it! 
  • Decorate your home for summer and for the summer solstice by incorporating some common symbols as decor- seashells, fresh flowers like sunflowers, daisies, carnations, and peonies, little statues of birds, deer, faeries, feathers from birds, and shining crystals. The summer decor, beach house look is always a popular one during June and July so you’ll bled right in.

So this is the rough outline of what I plan on doing during the Summer Solstice! I am going to do a spell that day I think, but I haven’t decided what just yet. I’m thinking a motivation spell or a creativity spell, so I can charge up my summer and all the writing I plan on doing. All I know is that it’s going to be a great day! I hope that I have inspired you to celebrate, regardless of how busy you may be that Monday. 

I hope you have an amazing week and a fantastic Summer Solstice! Love you all and sending all my good vibes out to you for this summer.

-Faye xx

Year 12 taught me
that no one will ever have my back unconditionally or even at all
that as much as someone will tell you that they’ll be there after your breakup, they’ll back away quicker than ever
that going to psychologist appointments alone, and crying for the entire 50 minutes, is okay
that hearing that everything is your fault becomes more of a laugh than a burden
that even if your sister gets a boyfriend and doesn’t want to talk to you anymore, it’s better than her being dead
that skin care is so very important and never sleep with your makeup on
that staying back at school and watching the sunset whilst studying, heals the soul
that the only thing i can do on a bad day, is blast some music, do my face mask and spend the night in a fairy light lit room with my cat
that mc donalds for breakfast is as unhealthy as it is for dinner
that only three people will message asking if you’re okay when you overdose, and the other 20 people will gossip and laugh
that it is okay to cut everyone off just because they didn’t sit at the same table with you at formal
that going for a walk at 6am and watching the sunrise prepares you for the entire day
that skipping school for boys is the dumbest thing, even if they smell really nice
that smoking cigarettes will burn just as much as it did, when he told you it was over
that people will tell you to get help, more than they will ever offer help
that after you break up with someone, every guy under the sun will try and hook up with you
that every time your dad gets news from the doctor, there will be less people to tell
that cutting out calories to look good in the shower next to someone who doesn’t love you, will break your heart more than he ever will
that doing things he did, like drinking beer, or turning the radio volume to odd, because he liked it even, are personal vendettas, that will tear you down for remembering them
that even your depressed friend who studied psychology will leave you
that cutting in new spots so he will notice, will only leave you with your dad yelling at you at christmas in front of everyone
that if he only sees you once a week on wednesdays, he probably doesn’t love you
that if he doesn’t like your cat, he’s a piece of shit
that even if the only friend you end up with lives on the other side of the country, it’s probably only because they don’t have to put up with you as much
—  year 12 broke my heart, as much as it did for everyone else

tbh i kind of want to fast forward to the point where i’m like a week past meeting someone and we’re both interested in each other but are still playing coy about it and i suggest taking off early for a trip to the mountains and we spend all day driving and get lunch at some hole in the wall restaurant and there are no awkward silences because we’re both talking a lot about what we’re passionate about and even when it is quiet it’s just comfortable. and then as we’re watching the sunrise from an awesome vantage point he just casually extends his arm out like he’s going for a handshake but then he just pulls us closer and we awkwardly laugh or something and then probably kiss idk 

okay i’m not going to lie that started out short and then got away from me, sorry about it.

Let’s watch a movie and argue over which movie we should watch. I’m sure we’ll end up watching both movies, and that will sum up our day together.

Let’s have our morning coffee together. We’ll have a little talk about that nightmare you had last night. I’ll take a sip of my coffee while listening to the story of your nightmare and I’ll tell you that it will be alright. It’s scary but thank god you’re here, you’ll say.

Let’s spend our lazy afternoon together. Maybe we’ll bake some cakes or maybe you will read your favorite book with your back against mine while I will listen to some songs and write poems for you.

Let’s play games, be it a racing game or even a game of chess and the loser shall treat the winner to a fancy dinner.

Let’s go on a midnight road trip with no definite destination when most souls are fast asleep. You’ll blast the car speakers with your favorite jams and I will sing out loud, along to the songs with you.

Let’s go camping and I’ll cook for us during the camp because if you were to cook, I’m afraid we’ll be eating nothing but charcoal. Then we’ll watch as the sun sets, and stay up the whole night just to watch the sunrise.

Let’s stay up and talk to each other until 5 in the morning and maybe you’ll tell me why were you mad at your mother for days or why were you afraid to love another soul. I’ll listen, I’ll try my best to stay awake and listen to what you have to say.

Let’s go to the mall with you clinging to my arm. We will enter whichever shop you want and if you happen to like a certain dress from a certain shop, I will buy it for you. I think you’ll most likely drag me to a chocolate shop and you’ll want to buy all the chocolates there. I won’t let you buy all of them but I’ll let you bring home some.

Let’s have a walk in the park without saying anything to each other. You’ll most probably drag me to a nearby bench just so you can sit and rest your head in my lap because you are too lazy for walks.

Let’s act like we came from the same family, like we are hopeless romantics, like we are nothing but the best of friends, like we are one.

Let’s laugh until we cry. Let’s cry until we laugh. Let’s get mad together. Let’s be sad or happy together. Let’s fool around together. Let’s play and tease each other. Let’s do whatever we want, whatever we can.

Let’s do everything together without falling for each other.

—  L.W. // Let’s be lovers without love because love is a greed that can’t be filled
3 nov 2017

i’ve been having a bad day :/ and this really sounds so cheesy but having yoongs by my side when he came home really lifted my spirits. it’s comforting not because he could solve all of my problems, but because we’re just two people who are trying their best and somehow found each other along the way, so he’s more of a fifth-grade-diary-personified and a best friend all rolled into one. it’s nice. 

but please don’t misunderstand, i’m not here to brag or anything, and i’m sure that lots of you wonderful people are doing stellar jobs without a significant other. i’m just dropping in with a hello, and to let you know that we welcome all of you with open arms. whether you’re having a bad day too, or a great one, we’d always love to hear about it. <3 -y/n

no offense, but imagine:

  1. soft happy safe domestic emrey being in love and growing old together and living out the rest of their lives quietly away from everyone who’s ever wanted to hurt them and just being a happy sweet domestic couple and making each other coffee in the mornings and waking up early to watch the sunrise and kissing each other before they head off to work and snuggling on the couch after a long day watching a bad movie and ordering take-out because they don’t feel like cooking and maybe getting married and maybe having kids but also maybe not, but no matter what just spending the rest of their lives together safe and happy until one of them dies quietly of old age
  2. me launching myself off a bridge and into the fucking sun

anonymous asked:

I DEMAND TO HEAR YOU LAPIDOT HEADCANONS Please lol~

…How long have you got? ;p

Essentially, I imagine them as a married couple (like in Beta), doing couple things. Rather than relying on unrealistic cliches, their relationship thrives in my eyes because it’s just so normal. Here are a few of very many other specific examples that I can give you though:

- I imagine that they’ve sat stargazing whilst snuggled together on the roof of the barn, and subsequently watched the sunrise together just as Peridot wanted to in Barn Mates, on many an occasion.

- I imagine they’ve binge-watched Camp Pining Hearts together for quite literally days at a time, without even realising how long they’ve been there. The thought of them perhaps even casually slipping the occasional quote from the show into conversation now, to see if the other notices, really makes me smile (particularly with Peridot’s tendency to mimic others’ speech patterns at times).

- I imagine Peridot enthusiastically trying to impress Lapis with her knowledge of earth (read: looking things up on Google via her tablet) by just talking to Lapis for hours about certain subjects that Peridot believes that Lapis might find interesting. I think Lapis would quite enjoy the company and be grateful for the fact that someone’s trying to make her happy; she knows it’s also a bit of an excuse for Peridot to show-off, but she’s fine with that because she finds it quite amusing and endearing.

- From Peridot’s comment in Beta (“Lapis, fly us in!”) I daresay that Lapis has indeed taken Peridot flying before. I can just imagine the very first time this happened - Peridot clinging to Lapis, terrified at first, as Lapis just beams at her and gives her some much-needed reassurance. I imagine Peridot really enjoying the experience once she relaxed into it, and perhaps she now sometimes actually pesters Lapis to take her for a fly again (hence Lapis’ smile when she simply told Peridot “no” to this request in Beta).

Do any of my fellow Mods want to add their own headcanons to this? :)

- Mod Jen

Lapis and Peridot enjoy quite walks by the beach with their only company being the gentle sound of waves. Lapis loves to do this so she clear her head and soothe her nerves. Peridot generally collects as many sea shells she can find and brings them back to the barn. Sometimes, it gets a tad windy and Peridot loves Lapis when her hair gets all tousled. Lapis, occasionally paints a picture of the ocean or makes a meep morp and Peridot’s jaw always drops at her artistic ability and sometimes poses so Lapis can paint her. Sometimes, Lapis and Peridot will take a night on the town and go to the boardwalk for some fun. Although Peridot tries her best, Lapis is the better of the two at boardwalk games. (Especially the dunk tank) And she always gives her prize to her fav green dorito. Peridot can only take so much before she gets sleepy and and Lapis has to carry her back as Peridot clings to her like a babe. (I’ll do some more tomorrow, I’m kinda tired XD) -Mod Henry

When I first met my boyfriend, six years ago through a mutual friend, I was a closet geek.

Throughout highschool I was made fun of on a constant basis which caused me to build a shell so thick that I refused to tell anyone about the things that I actually enjoyed, like anime. When you go to a highschool with 3,000+ students, you would assume that the student body was too varied for any group to get picked on too much; which clearly wasn’t the case with my school because if you liked anything anime/manga/cosplay related you were fucked. So I stayed quiet and shoved my interests into the closet of my mind.

Then I met him, first on MySpace where we started talking. I had no clue who this person was, what his interests were; the only thing I knew was that he enjoyed a Japanese band called The Pillows because a song of theirs was on his profile. I don’t know if you’ve ever had that moment where you feel an instant, albeit insignificant, connection with someone because of something silly and small, but that’s what I felt. Because he liked The Pillows. And I liked The Pillows. Because they created the soundtrack to my favorite anime.

Then we actually spoke for the first time. And I think he learned more about me in that first conversation than anyone had ever learned about me in their whole span of being my friend or acquaintance. We talked about The Pillows. I admitted (actually admitted!) that I liked anime. And then we found out that the reason we both loved The Pillows so much is because FLCL was our favorite anime.

And then he became my best friend. We spent every single day together. We would have these silly arguments and yell at eachother in between our bouts of laughter because we could never take the other one seriously. It was beautiful. I had never felt such freedom and comfort with anyone. We would walk through Walmart tripping and pushing eachother and constantly making a scene. We would get take out and go back to my house and curl up under a blanket and watch anime until two in the morning and I would have to drive him home. We would sit at Denny’s until sunrise, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes, and then we would drive to the beach. He introduced me to his friends, who became my friends and are now more like brothers to me. He opened up this life for me that I had never dreamed I could have, with friends and honesty and acceptance.

He was entering his sophomore year of college at the end of that summer, along with his friends, and suddenly I felt as if he was being ripped away from me. I felt as if the life I had been granted in that summer was ending.

So I started dating again, even though I knew I was slowly falling in love with this boy who knew me better than I knew myself. They were unsubstantial relationships, a couple months here and there, people I couldn’t love because I was always missing someone else. And every time he came home I felt as if life was being breathed back into me. I could let go and relax. Then finally his winter break came, which allowed me to be selfish and monopolize all of his time again, and before he left I woke up to an exceedingly long message on MySpace.

I still have it hanging in my room, as a constant reminder of what we felt for that year without saying anything for fear of ruining a beautiful friendship. He wrote me a letter, confessing his love for me in the most sincere way.

We’ve been inseparable since day one. The photo above is a scene from FLCL, the anime that our whole relationship was founded on. I used to ask him that question when we first met. “Do you want to come with me? Do you want to throw everything away and come with me?”. And he did.

TL;DR : true love can be found in the strangest places, in the most unexpected ways, and even in your best friend. You can always make it out of the friend zone. Also stop being assholes to geeky kids because all we want is a friend and we’re too awkward to admit it.

/rant

This is Kate, the beautiful girl on my back and I’m Katie. Yes, my girlfriend and I have the same name. If you say Katherine, we both respond. Anyways, I love this girl. We’ve been dating for only a little over a month now but everything is just so intense and real it feels like its been years. We both agreed at first that we were never looking for something this serious but it found us and slapped us across the face, hard. Unfortunately it came at the worst time. We met in a show we were in together at our college and I was smitten the minute I knew she existed, of course though she had no idea because I was too awkward and I “don’t look gay” so obviously she never considered me as a possibility (which we now joke around about). After the play, I started to realize that if I didn’t ask her out sooner than later that the distance of the summer and my study away program in the fall would probably ruin all chances I had with her, so I bit the bullet and asked her out. She said I blindsided her and she was very reluctant to say yes at first but she went out with me on good faith from advice from a mutual friend. Apparently I did something right since 2 days later we stayed up all night long kissing outside of her building and watching the sunrise. (Like seriously we just didn’t stop kissing or touching each other because we needed to stay in constant contact.) Now the unfortunate part comes with that we have to do long distance so quick into our relationship, but its all worth it. We won’t be living in the same state until January when I return to campus but we’re making it work. She surprised me just yesterday driving 3 ½ hours to visit me after I had hip surgery and I cried, just yelled “YOU” and pulled her into me. Our parents are super supportive and see that our relationship is much different than any of our past ones. And it really is different than all the other relationships we’ve had. I think I know what it really means to love someone. I look into her gorgeous eyes and get lost. When she touches me, my skin becomes electric. I kiss her and never want to leave her lips. This girl is my everything. My only regret is that I never said anything sooner. I could love her forever.

you are early mornings watching the sunrise. you are driving a car with the windows down blasting the newest song from my favorite band. you are laughing so hard that my stomach is sore the next day. you make me feel alive.

but you also take.

you are 10 pm coffee and late nights watching netflix. you are ten shots at a party and dancing half naked on a table. you are spilling my inner most thoughts at 4 am because that’s the only time i feel safe cutting open my wounds for others to see that i’m rotting from the inside out. you are something that feels great, even freeing, at the time- until i’m laying in bed alone the next morning praying for the strength to just get up.

—  // 5.8.15