don't stay in

Wanted to stay up until midnight to be like “Hell yeah, Happy Birthday to me!” but I had a really shitty day at work and I just want to wrap myself up in my birthday blanket and go to bed. Also really really reeeeally wish I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow, especially after today, but what can ya do? *sigh*

You don’t have to become a master at everything all at once.

Just focus on mastering one thing at a time,

From one day to the next,

From each moment to another.

Relax. Just take it one step at a time.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
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Cleaning day

(i sketches some more of my kid AU)

Ireland vs Storm Ophelia

Okay so thought I’d let you tumblr guys know some stuff/warnings about Storm Ophelia

  • It’s due to hit Monday 16th (aka tomorrow). Apparently Kerry will face it around 6am.
  • There is a red weather warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford.
  • The rest of the country has an Orange weather warning but that can probably change so be aware
  • There is a high chance of power cuts so remember to get lots of bottled water, torches, candles etc.
  • Charge your phone to 100% and if there are power outages DO NOT use your phone in case you need it for an emergency. Read a book instead or something.
  • In case of floods protect all important documents and stuff. Put all valuable items in high presses.
  • Stock up on food too (Last time we had a storm this bad we forgot to buy food for the house and it was awful)
  • For people who have anxiety about the storm remember that this is only temporary weather and do whatever you can to keep yourself calm. Whether that is reading, drawing or keeping yourself busy by cleaning the house. The storm won’t last forever and I promise you’ll be safe.
  • Check whether or not your school/work has been cancelled to avoid any unnecessary travel

Okay that’s all I can think of at the moment but if anyone wants to add anything to the list feel free to write away. Stay safe Xx

Refuse to leave life just as it is. Truly. Don’t settle for anything less than your wildest dreams.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

I’m glad that B.A.P doesn’t pull back any punches with their songs. We all know that these songs depict the struggle with mental health, societal issues, and other problems we face in our day to day lives and that’s not something new.

But what makes them special is that they don’t romanticize them. Mental health is and should never be romanticized - that’s like making a mockery out of it. Its not just some chick flick where handsome guys help you out and tell you that it’s gonna be okay and that they’re gonna be with you to make things better, because the reality of it is, not everyone gets to have some knight and shining armor or, anyone else for that matter, to help them out through their ordeals.

Notice how Wake Me Up and Honeymoon don’t have lyrics which asks anyone to save them? And instead they have lyrics showing how they’re going to do their best to overcome their issues by themselves?

THEY ARE TEACHING YOU THAT ITS OKAY THAT NO ONE HELPS YOU. THEY ARE TEACHING YOU THAT THERE’S NO ONE BETTER TO HELP YOU THAN YOURSELF. THEY TEACH YOU THAT WHEN YOU DO TRY TAKING THAT FIRST STEP YOURSELF, THEN NO ONE AND NOTHING ELSE IS GOING TO MATTER.

And because of that, it makes me think that the reason why there are so many people who dislike their music is because they don’t want to be woken up to the ugly but beautiful truth and just want to be dillusioned by the shallow portrayal of these struggles.

I rest my case.

Stay real.