journey song

show: *is literally called Yuri on Ice*

yuuri’s free skate song: *is literally called Yuri on Ice*

people: omG but WhaaT if yUUri skaTEs ViCTOR’s stAnd BY Me at the GP fINaL FreE skAte InSTead

With all due respect,: a playlist for Lemony Snicket and the world he lives in (8tracks | Playmoss)


Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Russ Huddleston & Robert Smith, Jr. // The Wandering Boy - The Carter Family // Showgirl - Charming Disaster // Solitude - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra // Motherless Children - The Carter Family // Under a Hat Rim - David Nagler & Jon Langford // Things Are Not What They Appear - The Gothic Archies // Be Afraid - Daniel Knox // A fluid wilderness of nothing - Leyland Kirby // In the Garden, No. 5, Crows - Barbara LeMay // Eliza Battle - Penny Orchids // The Painter - Chris de Burgh // The Albatross - Malvina Reynolds // We Will All Go Together When We Go - Tom Lehrer // Libet’s Delay - The Caretaker // Le Voyage, Baudelaire - vamosbabe // Don’t Come Back - O’Death // The Booklovers - The Divine Comedy

The Signs as ‘80s Songs

Aries: With or Without You - U2

Taurus: Don’t You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

Gemini: Jump - Van Halen

Cancer: Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

Leo: Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

Virgo: Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

Libra: Don’t You Want Me - The Human League

Scorpio: How Soon Is Now - The Smiths

Sagittarius: Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey

Capricorn: I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls

Aquarius: Super Freak - Rick James

Pisces: Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

I cannot conclude if this a letter to someone who has experienced so much pain or to myself, but…

Dear You,

Is it selfish to believe you deserve the happiness you have begun to receive in your life? I fully believe in appreciating the rain in your life because it helps you appreciate the sunshine in your life so much more, but sometimes it feels like you’re experiencing 1 day of sunshine for the countless months of rain. After what feels like a year of rain I feel like I can finally grasp the sunlight, the rays of sun are within reach of my outstretched fingertips. My body craves for the vitamin C that that big ball of gas provides. It’s like I’m a plant that has adapted to being able to function in the night time, and for the ever rare occasion? Sunlight. But darling, this sunshine feels so good right now, I don’t know if I’ll ever want it to go. I am realistic, I know that the clouds will come back, the downpour will start to come down again, and I’ll once again have to learn how to surf the waves during a storm. But as the tears flow down my cheek, as I stare at the mountains I once called home while driving to my new home, I cannot help but laugh. The memories I’ve created in the shortest amount of time, the lessons I have learned. I have learned that life’s biggest blessings come in so many different forms; in sunsets that show us that some endings are as beautiful as new beginnings, in the sunrises that remind us that we get another chance to get it right, and in the people that walk into your life and bring the spark that reignites your dying flame deep in the cave you locked your heart in, regardless of how long they stay for. So again, maybe someone will think I’m foolishly selfish for thinking I deserve this sunlight I’m experiencing right now.. And maybe they’ll just think these are words on a page to get notes or likes or attention, but I’m learning to not care. The happiness that has found it’s way into my heart is sourced from the love and faith I have learned to give to myself. I cannot remember the last time I wrote something beautiful that wasn’t because my heart was so sad, I cannot remember the last time I didn’t begin to resent the person who said, “You’re so strong, you’ll be fine. You always figure it out.” For the first time in what feels like an eternity, my words are rich in happiness and joy, they’re not the metaphorical swords, arrows, and knives I used to use to slash away at the Demons of my life and the ghosts I’m haunted by from people who are no longer here. I may be strong, I’m not all that sure I’m fine, but I do know life works its way out. The heart heals and grows. People come and go, but you’ll never be alone. Life can feel like hell, but you will get the good you deserve. I promise that. You see life is not meant to be limited by destinations or journeys, people who care what you wear, say, date, or how you act, drama, or comfortability. It is about being selfish, if selfish means only surrounding yourself with people that inspire you to grow, having no expectations and letting life show you what it has to offer when you just let go, cutting out toxicity, and learning to be truly happy. So reach for the sun, reach for and grasp the stars that you are composed of, and don’t look at all the times you wanted to give up and quit, but what you’ve accomplished because you kept going. You’re so strong. You’re so beautiful. You are worth every smile and every tear that your body emit, and you are worth the tears and smiles and laughter others have for you. You are worth love and life and happiness. You are worth everything good this world has to offer, because you’re something good in this world

And lastly remember this; life’s outcome is determined by the way you take control of the thoughts that jumble through your mind, so take a reign on everything that crosses through your beautifully chaotic, scary, and wondrous mind and choose to focus on the thoughts that will bring you closer to the sun.

And for all the times you will feel like giving up, that it’s the end…. What if the end is simply a new beginning?


Someone who has learned to surf the waves and touch the stars.

—  IG @rachelmburgess