We’re a watercolor picture painted in July.
And the colors run too close where I love you most, and I think maybe it’s because I left us out in the rain. 

Because you always forget your umbrella.
And I like to carry mine upside down.

—  A scribbler // It’s Raining in July
Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs, the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that says “can’t”. But you don’t listen, you push harder. You hear the voice whisper “can” and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.

It’s Ramadan right now which is this incredible time for self-care. Muslims go by the lunar calendar, so astrologically it’s in tune with this feeling of serious psychic shedding. Ramadan is all about removing, renouncing, and recalibrating. It’s a time when you remember what it’s like to be tender, when you’re constantly awakened by your senses because you’re hungry; it reminds you of gratitude and how much you have.

During Ramadan (and this is whether I’m fasting or not) I feel immersed by God. I read a really cool quote recently about God, actually. It’s from Sor Juana—who was a Mexican nun in 17th Century—and she said “God is a circle whose center is everywhere.” Or something like that, it might be a rephrasing of Voltaire, but regardless—when I read that—it was a revelation. When I really started to think more critically about death last year, I realized that the only thing that makes you eternal is the love you share with everybody. Nobody is easy to love—everyone comes with a caveat—so to look beyond that and to love anyway is truly an elixir. Find God everywhere. Whether or not “they” exist. Find God in your friends; in life; in yourself.

—  I wrote about Self Care and Ramadan for The Hairpin
  • I don't know when but I know that one day I'll be the one who ends my life.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten  


Originally posted by edmdoctor

Speaking of fitness, you seem to have a very approachable, fit, and healthy image. Is that a conscious decision?

“I like to represent my fans as much as possible. I do make it obvious that I’m very into in fitness, but I also make it obvious that I’m into drinking with my friends and going out. I don’t ever really like to put myself on a pedestal or in an unreachable place. I love meeting people and my fans, because I like to be in touch with what my fans are into. I want them to know that I love fitness, but I also want them to know that I eat ice cream sometimes, or I eat really badly sometimes. I think that’s really important.

"I like the idea that fans look up to me because I think it’s a realistic thing to look up to. I sing, and play, and write songs, and that’s my art — that is maybe a more unreachable thing that’s more unique to me — but everything else [is realistic]. It’s genuinely cool that I can get on with my fans when I meet them, and we have a laugh.

Read the rest of the interview here

I love writing essay plans out like this with quotes, techniques and my main points. It really helps to organise and clarify everything in my head. I have to write four Advanced English essays in the upcoming trials!!!
Also my coffee was peanut butter flavoured and amazing, peace out x

anonymous asked:

did ya hear about phan directory losing their 09/10 timelines?? sad day really


anonymous asked:

Do you have a favorite poem/ song lyric(s)? (Bc I loved that quote and I feel like you would have really good choices!)

I really like these quotes:

  • mosaics are made from broken pieces but they’re still works of art and so are you 
  • “You should not have to rip yourself into pieces to keep others whole”.
  • “Remember that you were art long before he came to admire you, and you’ll continue to be art even when he’s gone.” A masterpiece is still a masterpiece when the lights are off and the room is empty.

I can’t really think of a poem or really good song lyrics right now :( but if you’re into those kind of quotes you can check out “my favorite posts”. I’ve tagged tons of quotes and text posts and some other posts too

It really upsets me that we’re trained from an early age to aspire to be the ideal man or the ideal woman. It’s prejudice, really. Many people learn to accept themselves, but others are miserable if they don’t look like Robert Redford. And they shouldn’t be. It’s oppressive. A lot of it has to do with show business. For example, I would like to see more blacks in leading men’s roles, to project a more realistic picture of who we are as a people.” - River Phoenix

im glad that its finally becoming okay to be a “"white girl"” because honestly starbucks is really good, chokers are hella cool, and rompers are the cutest.