don't let others run your life

the signs and pretty 5sos lyrics
  • Aries: "Leaves fall from the tallest trees. Even mountains crumble into the sea."
  • Taurus: "Runaways; we're the long lost children. Running to the edge of the world."
  • Gemini: "Your eyes, your smile can light up the night. Embers and neon signs paint up our sky."
  • Cancer: "Nothing like the rain when you're in outerspace."
  • Leo: "All my life, I've been waiting for moments to come. When I catch fire and wash over you like the sun."
  • Virgo: "I don't wanna let it burn in the city lights and make the same mistakes."
  • Libra: "Drove into infinity, I held you 'til you fell asleep."
  • Scorpio: "Does it have to be this tragedy. The endless lost parade of castle, other side of make-believe?"
  • Sagittarius: "All your screaming whispers slip right through my fingers. But these memories linger on."
  • Capricorn: "Carry on, outlast the ignorance. Moving on, survive the innocence."
  • Aquarius: "I wanna take my heart to the end of the world; and fly away, fly away tonight."
  • Pisces: "The darkest night never felt so bright with you by my side."
  • "I hate to see your heart break."
  • "Love happens all the time to people who aren't kind."
  • "Just let the pain remind you hearts can heal."
  • "So what if I don't have a lot to talk about?"
  • "You should be alone with me."
  • "If it don't hurt now, then just wait."
  • "Some things just make sense, and one of those is you and I."
  • "Don't you ever wonder how we survive?"
  • "I'm only human. I've got a skeleton in me."
  • "I'm gonna go on livin' like I never met you."
  • "How was I to know that what we carved in stone would be so temporary?"
  • "Don't ask me where I'll go, 'cause frankly, I don't know and I don't give a shit."
  • "It's just a spark, but it's enough to keep me going."
  • "It's not that I don't feel the pain, it's just I'm not afraid of hurting anymore."
  • "The truth never set me free."
  • "What's my offense this time?"
  • "You treat me just like another stranger."
  • "You are the only exception."
  • "I've always lived like this, keeping a comfortable distance."
  • "Until now, I have sworn to myself that I'm content with loneliness."
  • "Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream."
  • "All I wanted was you."
  • "I know you don't believe me."
  • "We're not getting any younger."
  • "I've got no time for feeling sorry."
  • "That's what you get when you let your heart win."
  • "How am I supposed to feel when you're not here?"
  • "Why do we like to hurt so much?"
  • "You don't know what you do to me."
  • "I never let love in."
  • "I waited eight long months."
  • "There's a million other girls who do it just like you."
  • "Just watch my wildest dreams come true."
  • "I believe that there's hope."
  • "I noticed your eyes are always glued to me."
  • "I'd rather waste my life pretending then have to forget you for one whole minute."
  • "Don't you know that we're all alone now?"
  • "If you thought I've leave, then you were wrong."
  • "It's really not your fault."
  • "I can't pretend that I don't see this."
  • "Can't say I'm sad to see you go."
  • "I think we're taking this too far."
  • "If you run away now, will you come back around?"
  • "We're better off without you."
  • "You're better off without me."
the signs as dumb things my cousin has said part 2
  • aries: i'll include all genders because i'm not trying to be racist
  • taurus: i'm only a low key emo
  • gemini: i'm having a nude wedding
  • cancer: i could be a meme model
  • leo: i just realized i was a lego in a past life
  • virgo: frequency is my safe word
  • libra: i'm a big advocate for not dabbing at school
  • scorpio: i don't usually feel stuff
  • sagittarius: if i get reincarnated, i want to be a kardashian
  • capricorn: if you WANT to shove two quarts of milk up your ass, then why not?
  • aquarius: i don't trust half dome. what happened to the other half?
  • pisces: lets get a bird and then if something bad happens we can release it and when you see it in the sky you'll know to run
With 1,000+ followers, the Beacon crew wanted to tell you all something. Something important!
  • <p> <b>Ruby:</b> Hi everyone! Thank you for sending us all this love here at Beacon, you all mean so much to us! But remember, you've got to give love to yourself too. As well as those around you!<p/><b>Weiss:</b> Yes, of course! Even if something seems impossible, keep trying your best. With strength and perseverance, you can move mountains! So follow your goals, and don't forget to set new ones after you complete them!<p/><b>Blake:</b> Also, as easy as it seems to be, running away from your problems won't help. You have to face your demons head on. Which is scary, I know. But you aren't alone, you have others. Don't be too scared to accept help.<p/><b>Yang:</b> Try not to stay hidden in your room forever, remember to get out of there, and say "hi" to family, they probably miss you a lot. And you don't have to jump out there for hours, just go out, say hello, and then you can go back into your safe space, keep trying though, baby steps.<p/><b>Jaune:</b> If you ever doubt yourself, don't worry. It's something we all do. Just keep self reflecting, hunt down whatever about yourself you don't like, and then begin to work on changing it. Or removing it. But just don't give up, you are worth it, and so much more.<p/><b>Nora:</b> Remember that it's always okay to treat yourself to nice and yummy snacks! Anybody, from body builders to just your average day person, everyone deserves to taste some yummy food. Even if it's a little bad for you. Just make sure you have self control and can practice moderation.<p/><b>Pyrrha:</b> If you have feelings for someone, act upom them. The worst they can do is say no. And yeah, rejection hurts, it really does. But that's the first step to getting over that obstacle. And if they say yes? That's wonderful!! Please enjoy your newfound relationship, just make sure it's healthy, and all parties are happy.<p/><b>Ren:</b> Nora is right yes, but also remember to try and eat healthy. Fruits and vegetables are important for growing bodies, for bodies in general. Take some quick time to research what kinds of fruit and vegetables are good for you. And if you're allergic, try and find a safe substitute.<p/><b>Coco:</b> Try out new clothes, experiment with your fashion, don't be afraid to do something out of this world! And if you can't afford this style. Don't worry, you could always learn how to sew, homemade things are always better, aren't they?<p/><b>Fox, signing:</b> If you feel as though you're surrounded by an impenetrable darkness, don't lose yourself over it, take a seat, and a breath. And you will find the light! There is always a light, we all believe in you. Go get it!<p/><b>Velvet:</b> Taking lots of pictures is fun, you could cover your walls in pictures of things that make you happy! But don't forget that pictures do not equal memories, so whenever you take an amazing photo, put the camera down and etch the subject of the photo to your mind. Try your best to remember the things you love.<p/><b>Yatsuhashi:</b> If you feel as though you're intimidating, do not worry. The character archetype of a gentle giant is truly a great one. Change that intimidation into a sense of power and courage that people will respect and love. Change it into something you would love.<p/><b>Sun:</b> Don't forget to exercise! Go for light jogs at first, exercise is healthy for the body and the mind. Also remember to eat things that will give you the appropriate amount of energy, you can't run a mild off of a bag of chips! Try a few bananas!<p/><b>Scarlett:</b> If anyone ever laughs at the way you look, ignore them. You're rad if you feel rad. Simple as that. End of story. No one else can ruin that for you, no one.<p/><b>Sage:</b> If you ever feel as though you're just a character in the background, sit down and think about it. If life is a big story, yes you're a background character for strangers. But you're a sidekick to those you love. And you're the hero of your own story. Never forget that.<p/><b>Neptune:</b> Try and beat your fears, you can do it! Scared of spiders? We all are, you aren't alone! Try your best to get over a fear, because you can do it! We're all here to help!<p/><b>Cardin:</b> Don't be afraid to apologize for something bad you've done, it'll make you feel a lot better in the long run, believe me.<p/><b>Ozpin:</b> No matter what in life. You must do what you find is right. You have to follow your heart, your soul. That's what is important.<p/><b>Glynda:</b> Even if it'syour job, there are some messes that you don't need to clean up. Don't let other people's mistakes consume your life. You have yourself to worry about.<p/><b>Qrow:</b> Try your best not to fall into addictions, but if you do, don't be ashamed. It happens to a lot of people. And don't worry either, there's help out there for you. You only have to ask for it.<p/><b>Cinder:</b> Don't stick around with manipulative people, they're not good for you, or your soul. People like that will only hurt you. It's best to cut yourself away from that toxicity, even if it hurts you in the short term. You'll be so much better off in the long term.<p/><b>Mercury:</b> Sometimes...parents aren't what theyre they're cracked up to be. Some parents are just bad people. That's just it. If it applies to you. Keep fighting for the chance to grow up to become a strong and stable adult. One that will never sink down so far as to hurt a child.<p/><b>Emerald:</b> We all have bad habits, ranging from nail biting to shoplifting, but no matter the range, with enough work and willpower. You can break those habits. And replace them with good habits, you can do it!<p/><b>Roman:</b> If you don't feel love in a romantic way, don't worry. Platonic love is some of the strongest stuff out there.<p/></p>
  • Penny: Don't ever worry about being forgotten about, you have friends and family that will remember and love you well after you're gone, but that doesn't mean leaving won't crush them. So do your best to keep yourself here as long as you can.!
This is 💯% me when my BF be on some shit 🌝
  • Guy: You look so beautiful tonight.
  • Girl: Do I?
  • Guy: Yes, you look perfect.
  • Girl: Do you mean it?
  • Guy: Absolutely. You're my best friend, and my inspiration. You're a shining light in the dark abyss that is life. You're-
  • Other Girl: *crawls out of the bushes* Hey guys.
  • Guy: Who are you?
  • Other Girl: *shrugs* I just woke up in the bushes. Are you guys here to see the super ultra moon?
  • Girl: Excuse me, but we came here to have a private moment. No offense, but you're kind of ruining it.
  • Other Girl: Oh, sorry! Haha, I'm such a goober. I'll leave you two to your business. Bow-chika-wow-wow. *winks and runs to a tree across from them where she stares at them with a smile on her face*
  • Guy: I think we should go, honey.
  • Girl: I agree.
  • *the guy and the girl wander through the park seemingly unable to find their way out*
  • Guy: Something is seriously wrong. The park was never this big.
  • Girl: I'm sure we're just a bit lost, hon.
  • Guy: How the hell can we be lost? It's just the park. We've been walking in the same direction for so long. We can see buildings across the street right there, but we just don't get any closer to them.
  • Other Girl: *jumps out of nearby bushes* HEY GUYS!
  • Guy: You startled my girlfriend, you idiot.
  • Other Girl: Hehe, sorry! I was just excited to see you two again.
  • Girl: Maybe you can help us. We can't seem to find our way out of the park. Perhaps you'll be able to give us some directions.
  • Other Girl: Oh, you can't leave. Not while that big gay moon is up in the sky. You're stuck here for good.
  • Guy: You're just messing with us.
  • Other Girl: Nope. I've been here for... *counts her fingers* three-hundred years maybe.
  • Girl: If you were stuck here for three-hundred years, then why are you wearing modern clothes?
  • Other Girl: The moon doesn't run on human time, you goober. In the real world, I've probably been gone for like a year tops maybe. But here, time passes much slower and you never age. So it has probably been like three-hundred years.
  • Guy: That's is just a bunch of nonsense. Leave us alone, you freak.
  • Other Girl: Hey, I'm just trying to help out, macho dude. *tosses a sharp rock at the guy* You guys are lucky, though. I heard a rumor that if two lovers enters the moon's gaze, they can escape. One lover just has to kill the other.
  • Girl: *gasps* Are you actually suggesting that we try to kill one another?
  • Other Girl: Hey, I'm not suggesting anything. I'm just telling you what I heard. I could care less about what you goobers get up too. I'm outtie! *runs off*
  • Guy: She's totally full of shit.
  • Girl: You think so?
  • Guy: I know so. Freaks like her are the worst. Come on, honey. We'll be fine.
  • *twenty long moon years later*
  • Girl: *crawls into tiny tree bark fort* I'm home with dinner, hon.
  • Guy: *stops playing with his leaf dolls* Dinner, yes! What'd you get?
  • Girl: Crab apples and pine cones.
  • Guy: But, I hate crab apples and pine cones. We eat them every day.
  • Girl: Well, that's all there is to eat.
  • Guy: What about the berries? I liked the berries.
  • Girl: I couldn't find any berries.
  • Guy: You found some berries just a few days ago.
  • Girl: That was like six years ago!
  • Guy: Sorry, I haven't been keeping track of the time. Every single day here is exactly the same. Couldn't you just go the extra mile and find some berries for me?
  • Girl: Listen, I had to bust my ass just to find these apples and pine cones. Beggars can't be choosers. Be grateful that I found anything.
  • Guy: Beggar? I'm not a beggar, I'm your husband!
  • Girl: Whoa! When did you become my husband?
  • Guy: We've been together for so many years!
  • Girl: And in that time, we've never gotten married. We haven't taken any vows.
  • Guy: Listen, after being together for so long, we're basically married.
  • Girl: Maybe I'd consider us a married couple if you ever pulled your own weight. You don't do anything! I find the food, I repair the fort, I do everything important!
  • Guy: You're being unfair. I've done things. I came up with the idea for the fort.
  • Girl: Yeah, twenty years ago, and guess who actually built the thing? Me! All you do is play with your stupid dolls!
  • Guy: *gasps* They are not stupid! You're horrible!
  • Girl: Oh, I can't stand you! *grabs the sharp rock and bashes the guy over his head*
  • Guy: Stop! You're hurting me!
  • Girl: *bashes the guy until he stops moving*
  • Girl: *drags the guy's dead body out into the moonlight* I killed him! I did it, see! Now let me go, you stupid moon!
  • Moon: *remains large, gay, and silent*
  • Girl: Come on! Do something!
  • Other Girl: *jumps out of the bushes* Yo, long time no see- HOLY SHIT! You killed that guy!
  • Girl: Yes. He was unbearable. I did it so I can escape. Why isn't it working?
  • Other Girl: Huh?
  • Girl: You told us way back when that if you kill your lover, you can escape the park.
  • Other Girl: Oh, that? I was fucking with you. The moon never lets anyone go. You're here forever.
  • Girl: You were lying!? B-But why would even lie about something like that...
  • Other Girl: Hey, sorry. Being stuck in this place for years on end makes you kind of apathetic about everything. But hey, life goes on, hehe, forever! Unless someone bashes your head in with a rock, I guess. See ya, you dumb goober! *runs off*
  • Girl: *shakes the guy's corpse* Hey, please wake up. I don't want to be here all alone. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to do it. Please just wake up... please...
The signs as (the album) You Should Be Here by Kehlani
  • Aries: I'm not looking for someone to tell me how to row my boat / So let me live and let me learn I promise we will grow (Unconditional)
  • Taurus: I'm looking right at you, but you're not there / I'm seeing right past you, but you seem well aware / Your body is here but your mind is somewhere else (You Should Be Here)
  • Gemini: You so damn important / Everything you do shows me you know it / Behind it all you are the motive / Don't tell you enough, but baby I'll show it (The Way)
  • Cancer: If you feeling down, know you ain't alone / And if you feeling all confused, know you are not on your own / Don't stress, yeah we're too blessed (Be Alright)
  • Leo: You are what you choose to be / It's not up to no one else / So be great, be kind / Don't let them dim your light (Bright)
  • Virgo: And if you weren't gonna guide me / Why bring me into the light? / Must have done something to make you run and hide / Why, oh why, didn't you just live your life? (The Letter)
  • Libra: Even if I chose, I feel like you're the right decision / Yeah you got aspirations, you ain't fuckin' up the vision / I love that you're not worried bout any other n*ggas (Runnin')
  • Scorpio: Hate to be you watching him love me / I'd hate to be you watching him touch me / Now I am blessed to have what I need / Nothing compares, he is all I see (Wanted)
  • Sagittarius: And I regret bringing yo ass to all those after parties / You enjoyed yourself too much and you ain't barely started / I just can't invest in shit to end up broken-hearted (Jealous)
  • Capricorn: They didn't want me then, they want me now / Did not want me to win, but now they're proud / Now they're payin' to get in, they in the crowd / Tell me how's the view now? (How That Taste)
  • Aquarius: I see that I'm on some new shit / I see that it's something you hate / But what is not growing is dead / If you can't understand, get the fuck out my face (Yet)
  • Pisces: Love ain't never been so close, but so far away / Like your mind is telling you to just back off / And your heart says just stay (Down For You)
"Don't let it run your life!" How to deal with jealousy - Artiststoolbox edition

Anonymous asked; 

I don’t know who to go to with this, but I need advice. I’ve been doing digital art and posting it online since 4 years. I practice daily. At the same time I get so jealous when I see popular art, especially fanart from the fandoms I’m in. I’m always thinking that my art looks at least as good as a lot of other art or at least is more original with the ideas because I don’t follow “trends”. Yet my art has very little notes. I’m crying so often, I don’t know how to deal with jealousy.

Hi there!

As hard as it is to face, no matter what you do there will always be someone better. And those people who are better will always see things in other peoples work that they are envious of. Every artist has issues with facing the reality that there are other artists out there creating content, who are younger, better, more interesting etc…
There will always be someone who draws a quick scribble that a lot of people will resonate with. Sometimes, it’ll even be you. Sometimes, you’ll draw something quick and post it just for the hell of it, and your quick doodle will get 50 notes while your original paintings will get 4 or 5. That’s just how the internet works sometimes.

I can’t tell you to stop enjoying getting notes on posts, because hey, getting notes feels amazing! However, I can suggest that you stop measuring your self worth/talent as an artist based on how many notes you get on a post. I’ll tell you right now it isn’t worth it. What is worth it is creating content /you/ want to create, because /you/ want to create it. Over the years I’ve really grown as an artist, and I’ve matured into a person who truly enjoys making art for /herself/. I make content I want to see in the world. Do I wish a picture of a bear riding a skateboard existed? Then I go draw it. And if other people online look at that piece and say ‘hey! That’s the kind of web content I’m here for’, then that’s great. But in the end, I created that picture for myself. The fact that other people resonated with it just adds onto how fulfilled I feel.

What you can do about jealousy is turn that jealousy into inspiration. Instead of resenting other artists, learn from them. It’s not easy to do of course! But when you see a piece you like, analyze it. Take notes. Heck, try tracing it! (in the privacy of your own computer of course:p You should never post traced art unless you have explicit permission!) What’s working in this piece that makes it so appealing? Eventually, you’ll start to learn more about what kind of art you like and what kind of techniques are appealing. 

 Overall my advice is, it’s ok to love getting recognized. No one wants to create work in a void. Art is meant to be shared! But if you create work for yourself and not for the explicit desire of getting noticed, you will fulfilled either way. And as for jealousy, it’s ok to feel it. But just don’t let it rule your life. Use it to make yourself want to be better. 


Meghan Trainor {Sentence Starters}
  • "They're probably jealous of my sexy hair."
  • "Consider this an invitation to kiss my ass goodbye!"
  • "How could something so cute cause me so much pain?"
  • "You're full of something but it ain't love!"
  • "But, he's no good for you!"
  • "You know I'm never wrong. Why disagree?"
  • "But, wait a minute. What the fuck is going on?"
  • "Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top!"
  • "If your lips are moving, then you're lying."
  • "I'm bringing booty back!"
  • "So I'm gonna love you like I'm gonna lose you."
  • "Well, don't act like you haven't been there."
  • "You might never get a chance to see me naked in your bed."
  • "Something tells me you're not like the other ____."
  • "You really think I could be replaced?"
  • "No, you deserve to find the love of your life."
  • "We all make mistakes in the drunk world."
  • "I won't take you for granted, 'cause we never know when we'll run out of time."
  • "Yeah, it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two."
  • "I might be young, but I ain't stupid!"
  • "And I can't help it. I can't help myself."
  • "What if I wanna kiss you tomorrow?
  • "Don't you let their words try to change you."
  • "Tell me, do you think I'm dumb?"
  • "Is this something, or am I just a fool?"
  • "Tell me everything's alright."
  • "You only love me when you're here. You're so two-faced!"

lovelifeandcats  asked:

Hi rose! I've been watching you and Rosie's videos since you guys were only at 45,000 subscribers and I just wanted to thank you guys for all of the help you've given me over the years. Not only with my sexuality. I've been living with extreme anxiety my whole life and it just feels so comforting knowing that you also have an anxiety disorder but you don't let it run your life. You are my biggest inspiration and seeing you live positively makes me want to drive for the same. Thank you so much.

Wow that was so nice! :) Giving other people hope when it comes to anxiety disorders makes me feel like I’ve actually achieved something. I remember how crippling it was when I didn’t understand what my OCD was or why it was affecting me. It was the scariest time of my life and by far the most unsettling. I never imagined it getting better. But as I concentrated on the things that mattered most to me, and being surrounded by extremely supportive people, life got good again! 

And you know, sometimes I relapse pretty badly. It was only about a month ago that I REALLY panicked about it. But as you develop a more comprehensive understanding of your condition, the easier and less overwhelming it becomes. In fact, I used my perfectionism to guarantee my dissertation was to a standard I believed would award me with the degree classification I desired. I used my compulsive nature to no longer dwell on the negative aspects of life, but to drive me towards achieving my goals.

When we came back from New York I said to Rosie that if it all ends now, I would be happy with what we have achieved together. Meeting our fans in New Jersey was a really special moment for me. Listening to their stories really reminded me of myself and I felt extremely honoured that I had affected people’s lives in a positive way. It was such a pleasure and the reason why making videos is so worthwhile <3

Horoscope for May 20th, 2016
  • Aries: Your ego and physical vitality should experience a boost today. Try to hone in on the solid, grounding energy that's encouraging you to come to terms with your emotions. Be aware of the fact that your often gloomy attitude may be starting to weigh heavily on the ones you love. Be careful that you aren't hurting someone just because you know that they'll forgive you.
  • Taurus: It might be hard to find the exact direction you're looking for today. It could be that there's a strong force urging you to slow down and be more practical with your energy. This may not be the advice you want to hear, but it probably is the advice you need to follow. Remember that the world doesn't revolve around you, regardless of how much you might like to think it does.
  • Gemini: Just when you're feeling good and solid in your plan, something or someone may step in to rain on your parade. You could get the feeling today that you're taking one step forward and two steps back. Perhaps there's a feeling of doubt creeping into the picture. Try not to let these nagging, restrictive energies hold you back. Be confident about your abilities.
  • Cancer: Restriction might weigh heavily on you today. Perhaps you're being reminded that there are some important details that you need to take care of. Perhaps you need to adopt a more disciplined approach in your life. Is it time for some restructuring? Don't be afraid of change, and don't let feelings of responsibility hold you down. This is an important time in which you can hit it big.
  • Leo: Try not to worry too much today. Take care of details and work to get things accomplished. Check things off your list and you'll feel much better about yourself and the direction you're headed. Keep your eyes open and try not to have tunnel vision on every issue. Give people the benefit of the doubt instead of the third degree. Concentrate on what you need to do.
  • Virgo: Aspects of your life that you've neglected lately might haunt you on a day like today. Make sure you're keeping up with all your responsibilities. Things may come to a dramatic climax at this time, and you could find yourself at an important crossroads. Nervous energy could cause you to run around frantically in search of the right path. Don't let indecision keep you from getting where you need to go.
  • Libra: You might find it easier to connect with others at this time. It would behoove you to reconnect with friends or family members you may have lost touch with. Their energy can bring an entirely different perspective to your life, which could surprise you with its richness. The aspects are also good for meeting new people. Don't hesitate to get out there and mix and mingle!
  • Scorpio: You will find that disciplined actions are the best way to go about your day today. Stay focused on your path. You can accomplish many tasks at the same time if you play your cards right. Try not to get bogged down with details. People might cause you to worry too much. Don't let their energy get in the way of your progress.
  • Sagittarius: Decisions will be even more difficult to make than usual today. On the one hand, you may feel a need to stabilize, while on the other hand find that your energy is raging in a million different directions as you want to seek new experiences and social interactions with others. Try to adopt a plan that combines both of these energies. Nervous energy will keep you moving.
  • Capricorn: There's a solid grounding to the day that might have you feeling less than energetic about getting the ball rolling. Don't be surprised if there's a sense of restriction and duty weighing you down. Times of rest and reflection are very important in the natural cycle. Don't think that you always need to be on the go in order to make progress. Put your warring nature aside today and rest.
  • Aquarius: Things will go more and more in your favor over the next four weeks, although today you might find that they're slow to get moving. It could be that there is a bit of stress on your body and that you aren't feeling very motivated to get up and go. Don't worry about it. This feeling will soon pass and you'll feel like your old self in no time.
  • Pisces: Discipline and a sense of duty have been major themes for you lately. It might seem like someone has put the brakes on a current plan of yours. Try not to see this as negative. In reality, this is an important time for you to slow down and plan. Be aware of the passage of time and consider using this period to organize your scattered energy. This is a good time to focus and streamline your life.

anonymous asked:

Ok, so there is this guy I really like.(he doesn't know it) and today I told him that I used to cut myself about two years ago. Now I'm pretty sure he's repulsed/upset with me because he just kinda was emotionless. I don't know what to do because I really like him and now I've ruined probably any chance is ever have with him. I don't want him to hate me. We seem to be really good friends and now I think I've blown it. I don't know what to do. He never said he was upset but still...

I want you to really hear me when I say this:

Do not hide parts of yourself in order to gain another person’s attention. You and your story are vital to this world. To not let others in because of fear or shame is a disservice to yourself and those around you. You’re a human life that deserves true love in every way, and true love does not run away when they hear your story.

You are worth more than you will ever be able to comprehend, friend.


“Autism will not define you! I am your voice!” (actual words from the blog of an autistic boy’s mother)

Petition to fucking stop parents who say things like this to/about their autistic kids.

“Autism will not define you!” = “I just really wish you could be normal.”

“I am your voice!” = “I don’t care to even acknowledge that there are other ways in which you can communicate. Just shut up and let Mommy run your life.”