how far have you come

Look at you.

You made it.

You survived 2016.

Maybe by a thread, but you did it. You survived just about every form of hell this year. You survived ups and downs. You survived the rise and fall of people and nations. You survived victories and destruction. You survived death and life.

You made it.

2016 is another scar on your skin, one that you can wear with strength and courage. It hurt you, yes. But you are healing and you will become stronger. 

You made it.

You have witnessed countless events in history that will be remembered for years to come. You have seen both peace and war, hope and loss, destruction and rebuilding. Every day that passed this year was another stitch in the fabric of your past and your future.

You made it.

2017 is going to face its own challenges. You will experience pain and loss. But you will also experience incredible things and hope. You can do this. Look at how far you have come. So seize the day. Do not accept defeat. Be the change that you want to see in the world. 

Speak up, breathe deeply, run fast, leap high, use your head, help others, reach out, take care of yourself, dive in.

Take 2017 and own it. You can do this.

You made it.

I’m proud of you.

Don’t feel bad if you can’t quite love yourself yet. Self acceptance is a journey. Appreciate how far you’ve come and have faith in how far you will go. You are doing great at your own pace.

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#you can literally see the moment they notice  each other #they stop whatever they’re doing #they froze still #the world just stops for both of them #and you can see the happiness on their faces when they realize they’re staring at the love of their lives #it just hits them how far they’ve come #how lucky they are to have each other #you see the realization hitting them #they’re together now #and they’ll always will be #they made it #I’m bursting into tears as I see them realize they’ll have an entire lifetime to prove the other how much they love them #this scene is everything

highkey want them to open up s4 in the same way as in s2 the only difference being that this time it’s even that isak is making out with and not sara

One day when you wake up, you will find that you have become a forest. You have grown roots and found strength in them that no one thought you had. You have become stronger and more beautiful, full of life giving qualities. You have learned to take all the negativity around you and turn it into oxygen for easy breathing. A host of wild creatures live inside you and you call them stories. A variety of beautiful birds rest inside your mind and you call them memories. You have become an incredible self sustaining thing of epic proportions. And you should be so proud of yourself, of how far you have come from the seeds of who you used to be.
—  Nikita Gill, You Have Become a Forest
Once you’ve reached the top of the mountain, take a moment to stop and admire how far you’ve come. Acknowledge all of the hard work you have put in to get to that achievement.
It’s terrifying to think this time last year, we were telling each other that our love for the other would never falter. Yet here we are, 365 days later and we haven’t spoken in months and all I can do is remember how special Valentine’s Day was with you last year and how far we have come.
—  Excerpt from a book I will never write #1219 // Valentine’s Day // excerptsofstories
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This set is dedicated to all my followers who are going through hard times right now. Never let anyone to tell you how to life your life, you have the power in you to make anything you wish possible, so if something makes you happy, go for it! 

Everyone has a bad day. Maybe we all had a bad year. That doesn’t mean it will always be this way. You can look back and appreciate how far you’ve come, because even after you have a bad day you can only move forward. And to get that forward momentum started, we need to stop anticipating a bad day.
—  writtwithwitt 
RWBY ASKS
  • Ruby Rose: What kind of Weapon would you have?
  • Weiss Schnee: Do you ever feel lonely?
  • Blake Belladonna: Who/What would you fight for?
  • Yang Xiao Long: What makes you angry?
  • Jaune Arc: How far have you come in the last year?
  • Nora Valkyrie: What's your favorite type of sweet?
  • Pyrrha Nikos: Do you believe in Destiny?
  • Lie Ren: Are you more calm, or stressed under pressure?
  • Sun Wukong: If you could be a faunus; which would you be?
  • Scarlet David: Would you want to stay young forever?
  • Sage Ayana: What are your favorite hobbies?
  • Neptune Vasilias: What are you afraid of?
  • Coco Adel: What's your fashion sense like?
  • Fox Alistair: Favorite Animal?
  • Velvet Scarlatina: What's your favorite fighting style?
  • Yatsuhashi Daichi: What's your Myers-Briggs?
  • Cardin Winchester: Favorite Insult?
  • Russel Thrush: Favorite type of bird?
  • Dove Bronzewing: How old are you?
  • Sky Lark: Favorite Color?
  • Penny Polendina: Do you feel guilty when you lie?
  • Flynt Coal: Do you play an instrument?
  • Neon Katt: Favorite Song/Artist/Band?
  • Cinder Fall: What do you desire most of all?
  • Emerald Sustrai: What have you done that you've regretted?
  • Mercury Black: Would you kill for money?
  • Neopolitan: Are you talkative or the quiet type?
  • Summer Rose: Favorite Flower?
  • Taiyang Xiao Long: Who do you miss most of all?
  • Raven Branwen: Have you ever just, left someone behind?
  • Qrow Branwen: Do you like to drink?
  • Peter Port: How Cocky are you?
  • Dr. Bartholomew Oobleck: Do you like to learn about history?
  • Professor Ozpin: What do you believe to be your biggest mistake?
  • Glynda Goodwitch: Biggest Pet Peeves?
  • James Ironwood: Have you ever misread a situation?
  • Winter Schnee: What do you feel towards your family?
  • Salem: What kind of people do you hate?
  • Roman Torchwick: Do you often like to take risks/chances?
  • Adam Taurus: Have you ever been obsessed with anything?