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Just close your eyes, the sun is going down
You’ll be alright, no one can hurt you now
Come morning light, you and I’ll be safe and sound


Please no shipping. :T

Okay I know people will probably roll their eyes at me but something that really irks me and I get a lot is “wow ur smart you should go to Harvard” or “what are you doing in community college?”

Like today at this study group someone was like “what’s ur GPA” and it was a casual setting so I told them and then everyone around the table was like “why aren’t you at Harvard?” and I was like 1. Money 2. What if, shockingly, I don’t WANT to go to an Ivy League?!

I brought up #1 and they were like “someone like you could get a full scholarship” so I brought up the NOVEL idea of #2 and they just looked at me like I was crazy.

The thing is, that mentality normalizes Ivy Leagues as the Top Schools and they’re great, of course, there’s plenty of merit… but you can get just as good an education, and just as far in life, without going to one. I personally prefer paying my way through community college and then state school.

I love my community college. Man, there are a ton of things I love about it and the track it’s set me on. But I literally have had teachers at that college telling me “you should go to a ‘better’ school” when I said I plan to transfer to UMass Amherst. And I get those comments all. The. Time. It’s like “you’re so pretty why aren’t you a model you should be doing something better with your life” like ……..

If you want to go to an Ivy for a legitimate reason then great - everyone should make the educational choices they want to and shoot as high as their goals go. But if you feel pressure to want to go, or feel that you should automatically go to and strive for that - not because of your passion or a specific program but because of your grades or parents or stigma or the sometimes fucked up academic system or hell because you see your favorite studyblrs doing that - please reconsider.

I know it’s one of those things where it’s partly like “oh god edye shut up stop complaining about how smart you are” but it does bother me. In part because while I share my grades bc I’m proud (if anyone follows my blog posts or snapchat you KNOW how hard I work and fight), I don’t exactly love teachers or even kids calling me out and putting me on display as “look at this smart person!!!!!!!!!! Look how brilliant she is!!!” It’s just plain uncomfortable and inappropriate and insensitive to all.

But more than that, and my point is, it profiles certain schools as where the absolute elite go, and it assumes that as a student my ultimate goal would be to go to one. Which it isn’t, and never has been, and never will be.

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five years ago today you were introduced as exo’s last member, our main rapper, exo’s voice, and happy virus. in these past years, you’ve grown and accomplished so much, always striving for the best. with every passing day you work harder to improve your skills and become the best you, you can be, to deliver to us, your fans. in these five years, you’ve starred in your own movie and drama, receiving awards for both, released several collaborations, that topped the charts, went from being one of the worst dancers in exo to a much improved one, and began composing your own music, showing your passion to the world.

thank you chanyeol for always smiling like an idiot and being my entire world.

five years ago today, you started your journey as an artist, let’s continue for five more and so on ♡

#5YearsWithChanyeol

My final loving message of the day.

I’m incredibly drained right now, it’s be a long, long day for me so I just want to let you all know that you are wonderful. Every single person that is a part of this community is amazing, you all bring happiness to someone’s life and that makes you so special. Please don’t forget that, no matter how many terrible people send you hate remember that you are amazing and important to other people

I’m not hating and I’m actually far from it. But I’m really sick and tired of people talking about trans marco!!!
Like where the hell did it come from. It just kinda showed up one day and won’t leave. I understand how amazing and ground breaking it would be if a trans character was represented in a kids show especially if it was one of the main characters. But guys listen….its not going to happen as bad as a lot of you want it is just can’t see it happening and if it were I think there would be alot more character development for Marco towards it. So please stop before you guys end up broken like makorra and zutara shippers

I’m just getting tired of people putting rules to kin. I know it’s important to some people I guess but it’s really been getting me down. a lot of people legit do not choose their kins and suppress their identities all the time because they happen to have a kin outside of one of their privileges etc. And it just makes me sad and also I hate it a lot especially when I see people hide certain aspects of their identities from their friends because they’re afraid of how they might react, because of this (this is also tied to ways in which I was abused in the past so it just makes it worse)

I can agree to disagree if you will respect how I feel about this at least but if you’re aggressive about there being rules to being kin, like, people can’t be kin outside of their privileges and you see no other way around it at all, I’m just… sorry, but I don’t feel the same. I just don’t. There will always be exceptions I feel but… yeah. I don’t like gatekeeping! I’ve never liked gatekeeping. I don’t like it. I cannot stay silent any longer. This has been your local propeller knight on kin discourse. Good night