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Take criticism lightly. It means nothing against your character, but are merely opportunities for growth and development. There is always room for improvement, for no one is a complete expert in every task.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
You are absolutely amazing. Don’t be so surprised when you achieve a marvellous accomplishment. Don’t doubt your abilities when you approach a daunting task. Give yourself more credit, because majority of the time we do not give ourselves enough of it.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

When I started cosplay I didn’t really talk to other cosplayers much. The talent and confidence of my cosplay sempai were so intimidating I just wanted to give up. Hell, I still feel that way sometimes, I think most cosplayers do. 

This post is a reminder: We are all, always, at a single point in an ongoing process of improvement. 

Evidence: (trigger warnings for some cringe-worthy photos)

Me, 2006:  I barely know how to operate a sewing machine, I bought my costumes from Ross.

Me, 2007: Bought from Hong Kong, took weeks just to style these wigs.

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Ride (Jimin/Reader)

Prompt: Can I request a Jimin smut where you like to ride his thigh and he have fetishist for ur boobs because they’re kind of sensitive? Anyway bless this blog

Genre: Smut

Words: 1,285+

Author: Admin Em

Summary: Each moment spent with Jimin was incredibly precious to both of you. And well those precious moments had some extra special times, times where you and Jimin would be one, panting, groaning sweaty bodies moving in sync…. 

Tags: Thigh riding, slight babygirl!kink, porn with little plot, etc. 

Originally posted by sosjimin

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Don’t compare your growth to anyone else’s. Improvement takes time, and each person experiences it differently.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

[Image description: drawing of a yellow shark saying “Keep trying. Keep believing that it’s worth trying. Keep believing that you’re worth trying. You are. You’re worth the effort. You’re worthy of your dreams, your goals, your future. You deserve the best and you’re worthy of it, so keep working for it. Don’t give up. You can do this.” in a purple speech bubble.]

Shoutout to folks on meds that had unexpected and undesired side effects.

Shoutout to folks who gained weight as a side effect and had to get new clothes.

Shoutout to folks who got worse fatigue and needed to slow things down a bit.

Shoutout to folks who ended up with tremors or shakiness and are embarrassed by it.

Shoutout to people struggling with any side effects, seen and unseen.

Shoutout to all of you who are affected both negatively and positively by your meds. You’re beautiful, despite the side effects. You’re enough. You’re enough. You’re enough.

I hate it when you’re trying to make positive changes in your life but people around you respond to it by saying things like “have you actually even kept it up?!” and “you saying these things?! hahaha had to rub my eyes to believe it”, like thank you so much, you’ve just made me never ever want to improve myself ever again.

Don’t allow expectations to put a limit on your actions. You are able to achieve remarkable things, regardless of what others may believe. So head out there, fight, and show the world how amazing you are.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin