I like Lauren Jauregui not just because she’s pretty and hot. Or just because she has an amazing voice and talent. I truly love Lauren because I can see a good person. Even if I don’t know her at all, what I see inspires me.
She’s concerned about the world issues and wants to make it a better place. I feel a lot of sympathy for her because I agree with everything she says. She’s not just a pretty face, she has a conscious mind and believes that if we have a voice we need to use it for great things.
We all know that it’s easy to ignore every bad thing that happens these days and to live life like we don’t care for nothing but ourselves. But there are some people, just like her, that believe we can make a difference.
I love Lauren because she’s not afraid of saying whats up in her mind. And I think it’s beautiful to see a teen idol inspiring her fans to be better people.
I am thrilled to call myself a fan because it’s very important to have people who still believe we can do good.
I love her because she’s not just a celebrity. She’s much more than that. She’s a person that I would undoubtedly LOVE to have a chat with, to share my thoughts and hear what she has to say.
I can see a real person. And thats the best thing we can get of an idol. Someone who inspires us, exactly how she does.

Rowan Blanchard is important

She is a fourteen year old girl, who doesn’t deserve the hate she is getting. She is intelligent, sweet, caring, promotes self-love, wants to promote the intelligence of our generation, and a beautiful human inside out. She inspires me to be a better person on a daily basis with her open-mind and great personality. She makes remarks that make me question things, and has great opinions on causes that are worth supporting. I respect her, more than anything, and you should too.

Card of the Day: Sun’s Rays (Oracle Card)

The sun has broken through the storm clouds and is shining brightly. They say that “sunlight is the best disinfectant” and that holds true today. Issues are creeping from the shadows to be confronted and healed. You are going through a period of illumination and purification right now and things are beginning to look brighter. A rainbow of healing energy brings the promise that things will get better. Inspirational rays are filling your head with new insights and breathing life into aspects of yourself or a project that you felt were dead. The Sun’s Rays brings about clarity and revitalization so that you can step into your personal power and move forward in pride knowing that you have overcome great obstacles to get where you are today.

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Deck Used: Connected & Free - The Alchemist’s Oracle

i got bored and inspired so i decided to update one of my old themes from when i was a wee lil baby and share it with you guys! - fire & gold: ( lp ) (dl ) & winter: ( dl ) ( preview pending )

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anonymous asked:

hey :"^D im sending a nice anon too since you guys are so inspiring and talented thank you SO MUCH for what you do and you all seem so lovely i want to follow your mains actually to get to know you better i dunno OSRRY this isnt as moving as i intended it to be HDOISFHIOS

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rivalwally asked:

5, 25, and 30!

5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?

Expressions! unfortunately the range I’m able to draw is still limited but that motivates me to keep trying and learning more

25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?

If I’m drawing for myself then by all means with music. If it’s for work, I’ve recentely discovered that I concentrate better in silence. But I end up feeling more tense at the end of the session. 

30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

On a personal level, I think it’s mere self-realization?. And because this is also my job, I always feel the need to keep improving and learning new things. It makes me happy. 

what i say: i love this game

what i mean: after playing this game i felt like an entirely new person.  the story is incredibly powerful and raw with emotion and the characters are extremely relatable and inspired me to become a better human being.  not only that, but the mechanics and actual gameplay are second to none and really made me interact with the game on a whole new level.  the entire experience elevated me to a level of content i have never known.  this game is a work of art and should be cherished as such.  when i’m not playing this game i’m thinking about playing it or thinking about its potental sequels or thinking about the characters or thinking about different things the devs could have done or generally thinking about this game.  it has consumed my entire existence and i have no regrets about that.  who was i before i played this game

The Biggest Inspiration For Each Myers-Briggs Type

We each have our own experiences that inspire us most in life. Sometimes it is the simplest things that make use feel excited and passionate, once again. Here is something that we believe would be very inspiring for each personality type.

INFJ- Hope

INFJs are inspired by the things that bring them the most hope for the future. They feel moved by others showing compassion and true kindness in selfless ways. They want to see a change in the world, and want to make a difference. If they feel a strong sense of hope and see things that prove to them life will get better, the will feel inspired. They want to be able to have hope for humanity and hope for themselves. And then there’s the joys that music can bring. INFJs often find that diving into music can help bring them out of a slump and inspire them.

ENFJ- Being Valued

ENFJs feel inspired most when their loved ones express to them how much they value the ENFJ. They spend most of their energy trying to care for others and are acutely aware of how their actions affect people. Because of this constant desire to please others, they can become drained and feel unappreciated. Something that makes them feel inspired and happy to achieve more, is when they feel valued by the people closest to them. If they express that they need the ENFJ and that they appreciate everything that they do, this will make the ENFJ extremely happy. Appreciation helps the ENFJ feel inspired to continue their amazing goals.

INFP- Meaning and Authenticity

INFPs are inspired by the things in life that have true meaning and value. They strive to make meaningful and moral choices, and search for deep connections with others. They dislike the shallow aspects of the world, and seeing these things can sometimes bring the INFP down. They struggle with others lack of compassion and their often superficial desires. When the INFP experiences something in life with sincere meaning, they feel inspired and passionate. Whether that be a long conversation, a good book, amazing music or even just seeing someone in need and doing something to help them, the INFP will be happiest when they are in the deep end of the pool of life.

ENFP- When Someone Believes the Best in Them

ENFPs feel the most inspiration when others express that they believe in them. Sometimes even the most positive ENFP can become very hard on themselves and feel insecure. When they are in this state of mind, having others believe in them, can help the ENFP to rise back to their normal selves. ENFPs can be one of the most inspirational types, and are very good at finding ways to be other peoples own personal cheerleaders. Sometimes they just need to feel that inspiration returned to them. Sincerely bringing to light some of their wonderful qualities can make the ENFP have faith in themselves once again.

INTJ- Knowledge

INTJs are most inspired by the pursuit of knowledge. This isn’t in some flat or statistical data kind of way, INTJs are actually very passionate. They feel fueled by learning new things and expanding their minds in wonderful ways. They want to be able to constantly be improving and reaching new levels of understanding. They feel most inspired when they receive an opportunity to learn something truly valuable and exciting. Something that will take them on a journey of knowledge and deeper understanding.

ENTJ- Besting Others

ENTJs are strong-willed and gregarious individuals. They are strongly driven towards achieving their goals, and have an unbelievable sense of cunning. They are often inspired by the opportunity to showcase their skills and intelligence, when faced against others. They enjoy the ability to compete with others and figure out the most excellent strategy to best their opponent. Almost unstoppable when they set their mind to something, ENTJs are nearly impossible to beat. They are inspired by the chance to best someone in a competitive circumstance, and feel passionate to exhibit their strengths.

INTP- Problem Solving

INTPs are intelligent and internal thinkers. They feel uninterested in things that have no challenges or anything that brings them to a better understanding. The way to inspire an INTP is by bringing a problem to them that is in desperate need of solving. An opportunity to out-think others and compete to figure out a better path, is something that bring the INTP great joy. They will become enthused and passionate when they feel like their task will bring them new knowledge that they did not have before. Diving into something new that is also challenging, is the best way for an INTP to learn.

ENTP- A Good Challenge

ENTPs are outgoing and independent individuals. They enjoy exploring as many possibilities as they can, and dislike staying stagnant for too long. When an ENTP is feeling disinterested the best way to inspire them is to challenge them to something exciting. If they are told they cannot do something, it makes them even more willing to prove everyone wrong. They will become eager to be the best at their task, proving to everyone just how skilled they are.

ISTJ- Fulfilling Their Duty and Honor

ISTJs are very moral and loyal individuals. They desire to achieve their goals and do what they believe is their duty. If they feel as though they have responsibilities to accomplish, they will feel inspired and do their best to get it done. They are inspired most by the feeling of honor, believing that they are doing what is right. They have a strong internal motivation to be good and moral people.

ESTJ- Societal Norms

ESTJs have a strong moral obligation to provide for others. They want to be able to do what is right and fit into societies. The best way to inspire an ESTJ is to show them that society wants them to accomplish this goal. They enjoy being a part of a family and a community, and dislike being shunned. They will do what is socially acceptable in the hopes of being seen as accomplished.

ISFJ- Being Needed

ISFJs are most inspired by feeling needed by others. When they feel like people are not depending on them or no longer need them in their lives, they will often feel unhappy. They want to provide for their loved ones and strive to make them happy. To make an ISFJ feel inspired, you must make them understand that you need them in your life. Express to them that they provide a lot of help for you and that you appreciate them.

ESFJ- Their Loved Ones

ESFJs are most strongly inspired by the people that they love. If they believe that the people around them are in need, they will do whatever it takes to get the job done. They are deeply inspired by the people that they care about, and do not want to disappoint them. They fear being unable to provide others with what they need, and feel very passionately about making their loves ones happy. If they lack motivation, the best move is for their loved ones to inspire them with their own personal need for the ESFJ to get something done. Making them realize that it would make the people they care for happy, is the biggest inspiration possible.

ISTP- Working with Their Hands

ISTPs are laid back and relaxed individuals. They have a natural problem solving ability and enjoy being conscious of their physical surroundings. They enjoy experiencing exciting new things and will be greatly inspired by an opportunity to use their hands in the process. They are great at putting things together, it is just something they are naturally skilled at. The chance to explore the excitement of this skill, will inspire the ISTP to get something done.

ESTP- Excitement

ESTPs are mostly inspired by the chance to experience something new and exciting. They are brought down by uneventful and uninteresting events, and dislike standing still too long. ESTPs enjoy being able to seek thrills and explore their passions. If they are promised something thrilling and fun, the ESTP will definitely feel inspired.

ISFP- Nature

ISFPs are fun and introspective individuals. They are most inspired by the chance to connect with nature on a deeper level. Going outside for a walk and breathing in the air around them, will help the ISFP reconnect with what matters most to them. The beauty of the world is something that thrills and inspires the ISFP. They also often feel a deep connection to music and may be strongly inspired by their favorite songs.

ESFP- Affection

ESFPs are fun-loving and enthusiastic individuals. They enjoy being the center of attention and are very good at putting on an entertaining show for people. ESFPs feel most inspired when others express affection towards them. They want to feel loved and admired, so when people fulfill this desire, the ESFP is very pleased.


What's a soul mate?

It’s uh… Well, it’s like a best friend, but more. 

It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. 

It’s someone who makes you a better person.

Actually, they don’t make you a better person, you do that yourself because they inspire you.

A soul mate is someone who you carry with you forever. 

It’s the one person who knew you and accepted you and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. 

And no matter what happens, 

You’ll always love them.

Nothing can ever change that.

so i love volleyball and to me nothing is better than volleyball so i kind of made a pjo volleyball team au???? fight me (this is also partially inspired by @brakstr‘s fanart as well)

so their is definitely a girls team & a guys team so i’ll talk about the guy’s team first

  • percy is 110% the ace (probably a middle blocker as well), there is no doubt about it
  • you can fight me on this but in my mind he’s also the captain 
  • he probably grew up playing beach volleyball but then kind of transferred to indoor volleyball once he got to high school
  • and like he’s not insanely tall for a middle blocker, but like mother of god can he jump
  • i picture jason as the vice-captain honestly, just cause the team needs someone to actually keep them in line
  • and jason’s also probably the setter, seeing as he’s very calm and collected almost all the time
  • he tends to be pretty strategic as well so the setter position would be a good fit
  • frank would probably be a wing spiker, judging from his powerful build
  • he’s also reliable and like really fucking strong so it would work out really well
  • also he’s kind of tall so he’d be pretty great at blocking
  • leo would probably be a libero judging by his height
  • but he’s also not afraid to throw himself around and dedicate himself to the game so it works
  • i picture nico also as a wing spiker, just one that is way less powerful than frank
  • nico’s the spiker jason tosses to when the other team begins to time frank’s spikes more and more
  • now i feel like will would be a pinch server, who is really fucking great at a jump float
  • like’s hes not bad at other positions but holy fuck can that boy serve

now for the girls

  • there is no doubt in my mind that reyna would be the captain
  • she would also be a middle blocker
  • cause like she’s super powerful and good at blocking and just, it works so well
  • i feel like annabeth would be a great vice-captain bc both her and reyna are super good at strategies and figuring out which plays would work best against which teams
  • annabeth would probably be a wing spiker / the team’s ace for this reason as well
  • i feel like piper would be a kick ass libero cause, like leo, i imagine her on the shorter side, plus she’s give her all during ever game
  • she’s also super reliable which is exactly what a libero needs to be
  • i feel like hazel would be an awesome setter, even though she’s on the shorter side as well
  • and she’s great at analyzing situations and deciding on the best person to toss to in each situation
  • plus those thighs she has are great for jumping, so playing her as a front-row setter really wouldn’t be a problem
What to do when you get a bad grade

1. Don’t mope around and keep beating yourself up. That will only distract you from your studying, and stop you from doing your best in other subjects.
2. Remember a bad grade is only a bad grade. It doesn’t mean you’re worthless or have failed as a person.
3. Try and find a way to let your feelings out through some kind of physical activity. For example, through running, jogging, or going to the gym.
4. Aim to do better on the next test you have. There will still be other tests where you can get a higher mark. Maybe see it as a wake-up call, and change your study habits.
5. Try and figure out why you received the bad grade. Do you need to study more, or to learn some new techniques? Did you not fully understand the course material? Did you just have a bad day, or were you tired or feeling sick?
6. Get extra help from your teachers if you need it. Most of them are happy to answer students’ questions.
7. Be determined to keep going and to persevere. It’s easier to do well with a good attitude.

(drawing is from my old diary, I think I was inspired by someone who, obviously, drew it better, but I have a specific sentiment for my version and that’s why I decided it would suit better)

It’s finally here, my small tribute to Twenty One Pilots and also a meaningful messege to myself to always keep looking for a truce.

I’ve been diagnosted with manic deppression almost two years ago but I’ve been in this battle for like four years, took different medicines, had psychotic episodes, experienced many panic attacks, self harming and tried to end my life two times which I thankfuly failed and regretted almost immediately after taking the pills.
I am aware that there will be always a big amount of darkness in my life and in everything I create. I would be lying if I said that depression didn’t help me to express myself in an artistic way, to write better, see differently. It did, but I had to pay my penalty for it. But it doesnt’ mean that I’m not capable of creating something positive and being a loving sister, a true friend, a helpful daughter, but most importantly, a good enough person. 

All I need to know is how to find my balance.

Winning my battle with my mental illness doesn’t equal with beating the “dark side”. What winning truly is for me, is learning how to live with both of them. 

But I wouldn’t be able to see it if not for this amazing band which I owe so much.
Thank you, Tyler and Josh for always keeping my loud mind in one piece. 

stay alive, guys, no matter what | - /

Horoscope - Feb 8 2016

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re itching to blast ahead and jump into something new now, but you’ll be much better off in the long run if you start off slowly. However, you could become annoyed if you attempt to involve too many people in your personal dramas, instead of just continuing ahead at your own pace. The Aquarius New Moon jolts your 11th House of Long-Term Goals, inspiring you to seek a rational perspective when making plans for the future. Fortunately, setting your sights on the distant horizon allows you to conserve your energy for when you need it most.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your unusual idea at work might surprise everyone today because making wild plans is often out of character for you. But the ingenious Aquarius New Moon invigorates your 10th House of Authority; even your most original thoughts might not seem crazy because you’re probably more practical-minded than you realize. Thankfully, you have enough stamina to finish whatever you start. Nevertheless, be wise and make sure that you aren’t overcommitting your limited resources before it’s too late. Only worthy endeavors deserve your attention.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Changing lanes in the middle of a project is nothing new for you whimsical Geminis. Glimpses of the future explode into your imagination as the Aquarius New Moon rattles your 9th House of Big Ideas, and you are excited to try an entirely new direction to reach a current goal. Although you’re ready for a complete overhaul of your plans, no one else is swayed so easily. Don’t expect others to jump on board until they hear the logic behind your latest inspiration.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Working with others becomes exponentially more complicated if they don’t share your plans from the start. Although your associates might applaud your initiative today, they could still disagree with your priorities while the Aquarius New Moon shakes up the stuck energy in your 8th House of Shared Resources. Unfortunately, you can’t tell where people’s support ends and their doubts begin since the powers that be seem so enthusiastic at first. Make your next move very carefully and don’t depend on your regular allies for any more than they are willing to give.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Distinguishing your outer world from your imagination today is much trickier than it sounds. The Aquarius New Moon activates your 7th House of Others while relationships continue to create emotional hot spots for you. Those closest to you become like warped mirrors in a carnival fun house, requiring you to separate what’s really there from what you believe you see. Don’t rely solely on your five senses; tune into your intuition for navigational assistance, instead.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may feel unusually dependent on the predictability of your everyday routine now, but someone could upset the apple cart at work anyhow. Whatever stability you thought existed on the job is temporarily threatened by the Aquarian New Moon’s presence in your 6th House of Employment. But rather than responding immediately by trying to put everything back in its proper place, let the energy settle down before doing anything of significance. This situation is not a test of your reaction speed; it’s a lesson in patience.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s as if your self-expression has been restrained by a dam of social acceptability. Finally, your restrained river of creativity could burst today, rushing a flow of big ideas and original visions into your awareness. The eclectic Aquarius New Moon dances in your 5th House of Spontaneity, inspiring you to share your experiences in a manner that others can understand. Your need to be seen and appreciated is undeniable now, so go ahead and let your imagination be the star of the show. Shine, baby, shine.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’re tempted to spend too much energy resisting your connection to the past today as the Aquarius New Moon directs your attention to your 4th House of Personal Roots. However, your avoidance tactics might actually produce the exact opposite effect. Don’t bother trying to escape from family dynamics now, even if you have no real-time contact with anyone at all. Fortunately, once you recognize that your historic bonds are part of your reality, it becomes easier to manage your emotions without falling into the trap of denial.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your siblings or friends may play a more important role in your life these days because the rebellious Aquarian New Moon stirs up the energy in your 3rd House of Communication. You might even trick someone to act out your issues about dependency versus independence. However, it seems as if others don’t know how close to get to you or how long to stay. But on further examination, it appears that they are just following your lead. Stop sending mixed signals and open your heart.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Working hard offers you a way to justify your competence to your associates while your above-average productivity boosts your self-esteem. However, you may not need to jump through too many hoops just to see how much others love you today while the Aquarius New Moon stimulates your 2nd House of Self-Worth. Don’t waste time doubting your perceptions. Humbly accept your good fortune as the way things are now, and pay it forward any chance you get.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are like a living lightning rod today, attracting dynamic storms everywhere you go. If the flash of light doesn’t shock you awake, the thunderclap will open your eyes, revealing what’s in your range of vision. For now, wherever you aim your thoughts, your mind immediately locks into that path. The Aquarius New Moon falls in your 1st House of Self, encouraging you to pay attention to your current direction and remain flexible enough to make course adjustments whenever needed.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

One minute everything is copacetic, but moments later your thoughts jump into a new realm while the Aquarius New Moon influences your 12th House of Imagination. It’s as if someone changed the channels in your brain so fast that you don’t even know what to think. You might feel as if you’ve been left in the dust without an easy way back to your starting point. Stop struggling; once you accept the inevitability of change, you can go anywhere your dreams take you.

Source : Rick Levine

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Cosplay, Motivation, & Continuing Education

…Or, Better Living Through Trial & Error

(A bit of real talk today. Fair warning, it’s a long post, but hopefully inspirational to someone.)

As I type this I am sitting in a cafe with my laptop, a bunch of browser tabs open, trying to give myself a crash course in electrical engineering so I can learn how to build the circuits for a prop I need to make. Apart from some minor wiring and prop lighting work, I’ve never done anything in this field (the blessing/curse of having an engineer for a father is that he always did the household repairs, so I never learned more than the basics).

If someone had told me a couple of decades ago that someday I would need to know these things for important cosplay reasons, I would have taken an electronics class in school while I had the chance (right after asking what “cosplay” was). Fortunately, we now live in the Wikipedia era, where tutorials are plentiful and even those of us without any formal training, who tend to just flail desperately at our costumes until something sticks, can easily find the resources to learn new skills.

This got me thinking about my own convoluted journey as a cosplayer. For me, costuming has opened countless doors, both personal and professional – but the process of learning to make costumes has done much more than that. In fact, I think it’s not too much to say that it has steered my life in directions I never could have anticipated.

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