learn to take a risk

the signs and their quotes

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries are strong and determined. They are ambitious, assertive, driven, impulsive and loyal and they can achieve whatever they put their mind to.

Your Quote: ‘I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” ― William Ernest Henley

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus are known for their stability. They are reliable, focused, deliberate and calm and they are known for their inner strength, you can never tell if a Taurus is going through a hard time because they never show it.

Your Quote: “That which does not kill you makes you stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Gemini is probably the most sociable and friendliest of all zodiac signs. They are fun, expressive, flexible and affable. Being around them is always delightful and people are always drawn to their bubbly personality.

Your Quote: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ― Charlie Chaplin

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Emotional, sentimental and nurturing, they are known for their kind and gentle hearts and their ability to take the high road in challenging situations. They are wise and honest and they forgive all the time.

Your Quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”― Buddha

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leos are born to rule the world. They are confident, charismatic, fearless and love being the center of attention. They know they are the best and are determined enough to prove it to the whole world. They know how to shine no matter how many people try to bring them down.

Your Quote: ‘Your love makes me strong, Your hate makes me unstoppable.’  — Cristiano Ronaldo

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos are very perceptive and analytical. They are very practical and they like to solve problems. They know that they can help those who can’t help themselves and they try their best to be there for everyone because they know that they will find the solution to any problem.

Your Quote: “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libras are peaceful, loving, caring and affectionate. They are well-balanced, diplomatic and cooperative. They definitely make others feel at ease around them and they are always looking out for those they love and see the best in people.

Your Quote: “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ― Donald Miller

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios are super intelligent, intuitive and ambitious. They are very attractive passionate, and intense individuals. They know how to succeed in life and they always leave an impact wherever they go. They truly have it all.

Your Quote: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful…that’s what matters to me.” ― Steve Jobs

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarians are energetic, adventurous and exciting. They like to live to the fullest and are not afraid of taking risks. They love traveling and learning and hate being trapped in one place.

Your Quote: “Travel: as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.” ― Unknown

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorns are patient, hard-working, shrewd, and sophisticated. They appreciate the finer things in life and they love to surround themselves with a few close friends. They are very devoted and faithful.

Your Quote: “You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarians are creative, witty, and revolutionary. They are unconventional and dynamic and they are fixers. They are always trying to fix people, fix themselves or fix the world. They have big hearts and they care about the world and healing people.

Your Quote: “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

They are imaginative, sensual and romantic. They are also sensitive to the needs of others and are very compassionate. They always feel things so deeply and they are always giving without expecting anything in return. They are easily moved by stories and inspired by people.

Your Quote: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” – Moulin Rouge

MBTI’s Unique Themes

ISTP 

  • Actively solving problems. 
  • Observing how things work. 
  • Talent for using tools for the best approach.
  • Need to be independent. 
  • Act on their hunches or intuitions.
  •  Understanding a situation. 
  • Taking things apart. 
  • Making discoveries.
  •  Sharing those discoveries. 
  • Unsettled by powerful emotional experiences.

ESTP

  • Taking charge of situations. 
  • Tactical prioritizing. 
  • Talent for negotiating. 
  • Want a measure of their success. 
  • Keep their options open. 
  • Enjoy acting as a consultant.
  • Winning people over. 
  • Caring for family and friends. 
  • Enjoy exhilaration at the edge.
  • Disappointed when others don’t show respect.

ISFP

  • Taking advantage of opportunities. 
  • Stick with what’s important. 
  • Talent for pulling together what is just right. 
  • Creative problem solving. 
  • Building relationships. 
  • Attracting the loyalties of others. 
  • Being their own true self. 
  • Have their own personal style. 
  • Play against expectations. 
  • Struggle with nurturing their own self-esteem.

ESFP

  • Stimulating action. 
  • Have a sense of style. 
  • Talent for presenting things in a useful way. 
  • Natural actors—engaging others. 
  • Opening up people to possibilities. 
  • Respect for freedom. 
  • Taking risks. 
  • A love of learning, especially about people. 
  • Genuine caring. 
  • Sometimes misperceive others’ intentions.

ISTJ

  • Drawing up plans and being prepared. 
  • Take responsibility. 
  • Getting work done first. 
  • Being active in the community. 
  • Loyalty to their roles. 
  • Cultivating good qualities.
  • Doing the right thing. 
  • Bear life’s burdens and overcome adversity. 
  • Talented at planning, sequencing, and noticing what’s missing. 
  • Having to learn so much in hindsight is painful at times

ESTJ

  • Talent for bringing order to chaotic situations. 
  • Educating themselves. 
  • Industrious, work-hard attitude. 
  • Balance work with play. 
  • Having a philosophy of life. 
  • Having the steps to success. 
  • Keeping up traditions. 
  • Being well-balanced. 
  • Connecting their wealth of life experiences. 
  • Often disappointed when perfectionistic standards for economy and quality are not met.

ISFJ 

  • Noticing what’s needed and what’s valuable. 
  • Talent for careful and supportive organization. 
  • Know the ins and outs. 
  • Enjoy traditions. 
  • Work to protect the future.
  •  Listening and remembering. 
  • Being nice and agreeable. 
  • Unselfish willingness to volunteer. 
  • Feeling a sense of accomplishment. 
  • Exasperated when people ignore rules and don’t get along.

ESFJ

  • Accepting and helping others. 
  • Managing people. 
  • Hearing people out. 
  • Voicing concerns and accommodating needs. 
  • Admire the success of others. Remember what’s important. 
  • Talented at providing others with what they need. 
  • Keep things pleasant. 
  • Maintaining a sense of continuity. 
  • Accounting for the costs. 
  • Often disappointed by entrepreneurial projects.

INTJ

  • Maximizing achievements. 
  • Drive for self mastery. 
  • Build a vision. 
  • Very long-range strategizing. 
  • Realizing progress toward goals. 
  • Systems thinking. 
  • Talent for seeing the reasons behind things. 
  • Being on the leading edge.
  •  Maintaining independence. 
  • Find it difficult to let go in interacting with others.

ENTJ

  • Being a leader. 
  • Maximize talents. 
  • Marshal resources toward progress. 
  • Intuitive explorations.
  • Forging partnerships. 
  • Mentoring and empowering. 
  • Talent for coordinating multiple projects. 
  • Balance peace and conflict. 
  • Demonstrates predictive creativity. 
  • Often overwhelmed by managing all the details of time and resources.

INTP

  • Becoming an expert. 
  • Seeing new patterns and elegant connections. 
  • Talent for design and re-design. 
  • Crossing the artificial bound- aries of thought. 
  • Activate the imagination. 
  • Clarifying and defining. 
  • Making discoveries. 
  • Reflect on the process of thinking itself. 
  • Detach to analyze. 
  • Struggle with attending to the physical world.

ENTP

  • Being inventive.
  • Talented at building prototypes and getting projects launched. 
  • Enjoys lifelong learning. 
  • Enjoy the creative process. 
  • Share their insights about life’s possibilities. 
  • Strategically formulate success. 
  • An inviting host. 
  • Like the drama of the give and take. 
  • Trying to be diplomatic. 
  • Surprised when their strategizing of relationships becomes problematic.

INFJ

  • Personal growth. 
  • Sustain the vision. 
  • Honoring the gifts of others. 
  • Taking a creative approach to life. 
  • Talent for foreseeing.
  •  Exploring issues. 
  • Bridging differences and connecting people.
  • Practical problem solving.
  • Living with a sense of purpose. 
  • Living an idealistic life often presents them with a great deal of stress and a need to withdraw.

ENFJ

  • Communicate and share values. 
  • Succeeding at relationships. 
  • Realizing dreams—their own and others. 
  • Seek opportunities to grow together. 
  • Heeding the call to a life work or mission. 
  • Enjoying the creative process. 
  • Intuitive intellect. 
  • Reconcile the past and the future. 
  • Talent for seeing potential in others. 
  • Often find living in the present difficult.

INFP

  • Going with the flow. 
  • Knowing what is behind what is said. 
  • Uncovering mysteries. 
  • Exploring moral questions. 
  • Talent for facilitative listening. 
  • Relate through stories and metaphors. 
  • Balancing opposites. 
  • Getting re-acquainted with themselves. 
  • Have a way of knowing what is believable. 
  • Struggling with structure and getting their lives in order.

ENFP

  • Inspiring and facilitating others. 
  • Exploring perceptions. 
  • Talent for seeing what’s not being said and voicing unspoken meanings. 
  • Seek to have ideal relationships. 
  • Recognize happiness. 
  • Living out stories.
  • Want to authentically live with themselves. 
  • Respond to insights in the creative process. 
  • Finding the magical situation. 
  • Restless hunger for discovering their direction.

(From the book “Neuroscience of Personality: Brain Savvy Insights For All Types of People” by Dario Nardi)

When people say that Roman Reigns is only successful because of The Rock…yet, his dad is the one that’s the Hall of Famer. And he wasn’t nearly as popular as Dwayne because wrestling was incredibly racist during that time, and so was his gimmick in The Wild Samoans.

So, I find it funny that no one ever says he’s successful because of his dad. Wanna know why? Because then they’d have to apply that same statement to Randy Orton, Natalya, Cody Rhodes, Bray Wyatt, Curtis Axel and anyone else from a wrestling family.

They’d have to acknowledge that they’re hypocrites for not applying the same criticisms to everyone else.

Like it or not, Roman is successful because of himself. He put himself through developmental, he learned the ropes, he’s taking the bumps, he’s putting on amazing matches, he’s risking his health, and he’s the one dealing with everyone’s vitriol. Not The Rock. Rocky didn’t even want to be associated with Roman last year because his PR team thought it would be a bad move.
Today you are going to live this day as if it were your last. Take risks. Have fun. Care for others. Learn more. But above all, love freely.
10 Of The Most Effective High Level And Nitty Gritty Tips For Getting Rich

There are a million paths to getting rich. But there’s unlikely anyone out there successful who wouldn’t emphasize the value of people skills in succeeding. So back to your question, how do you get rich quickly:

1. Learn relentlessly.

2. Become a people person.

3. Work hard.

4. Take risks.

5. Get a job in a high growth industry.

6. Work for the best and most recognizable company you can work for.

7. Become an expert.

8. Create multiple income streams.

9. Be too busy to spend money.

10. Finally, start a company.

Here’s why these tips are so effective.

Aries: Let yourself heal. Drink enough vodka to clean out the wounds they left on your insides. It’s okay to shatter sometimes and it’s okay to stand for what’s right. Even if everything hurts, just keep breathing.

Taurus: sometimes making excuses isn’t good enough, how dare you deny someone else their pain. Sometimes a situation is just fucked up and that’s all there is too it. Sometimes it can’t be fixed, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt.

Gemini: Think about yourself for once. Stop putting people before you, even if it’s me. Let yourself rest you can’t keep running ragged all the god damn time. I know you want to protect everyone but you cant. We love you for it, but you cant.

Cancer: Pain is going to end I swear it will. I know it feels eternal right now. If it’s all you can do to hang on then fucking hang on because you’re strong enough to beat this.

Leo:  Learn to keep your lips shut because some things aren’t meant to be shared. I know they aren’t told as secrets or at two am but they are still not to be talked about so damn casually.

Virgo: This time of year is always hard. Always scary. But you can pull through. I believe you. Believe that you’re past the hospital visits and all the scary parts of this. You are past it.

Libra: Sometimes cutting up yourself to give others isn’t the best solution. You are not always the missing puzzle piece. You don’t always belong and you won’t always be enough. That’s okay.

Scorpio: Wrap yourself up in bubble wrap if you have to. Keep yourself from getting hurt. Keep yourself from opening wounds again as hard as it is. I know you’re scared. I am too. But you’ll be okay.

Sagittarius: Sometimes recovery Isn’t linear. I know you’ve been fighting for progress but sometimes all you need is a backslide to get a little strength back. I know it’s not easy. But you’ll be okay.

Capricorn: What are you doing? Seriously. What the hell are you trying to do here? You need to say what the plan is so we can get on board. Because all we can tell right now is you’re exploding. We need to know how to pick up the pieces.

Aquarius: Stop being ashamed. Your scars, your wounds, your damage is nothing to fucking hide. If it makes them uncomfortable tell them to fuck off. This is your life and you should be proud.

Pisces: Learn to stop taking so many risks. Running right to the edge one day you won’t be able to stop. Learn how to pull back sometimes. I know it’s hard but it’s all you can do.

—  This week’s horoscope

see, but you guys are thinking of Emma Swan, who said people should push back and say “this is who i am” and didn’t take any shit (including from fuckboys) and was generally a strong character even when gradually learning to take the emotional risk and love her family. that person wore jeans and tank tops and leather dresses. that character was awesome but they killed her off because they couldn’t figure out how to make it logical that she’d date a dude who acted like their Gary Stu. 

the new character that they added for the self-insert to date is the person who wears hideous floral dresses and pink atrocities with high pony, and she is someone else entirely. she has no independent existence except for being in a relationship, she is passive and allows herself to be treated awfully, she is a caricature of the worst notions of femininity. and she dresses like that caricature. 

but i can see how it’s confusing because they both have the same name. 

Good Enough

Originally posted by kths

“Being with you never felt wrong. It’s the one thing I did right. You’re the one thing I did right.”

Summary: You and him were two complete opposites from each other… You were just the maid’s daughter, but him on the other hand was a celebrity… Girls practically threw themselves at him just to gain his attention… He could choose any girl… but he chose you..

Part 1 is here~ 

More parts:

Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4 // Part 5 // Part 6 // Part 7 // Part 8 // Part 9 // Part 10 // Part 11 //

Masterlist

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Why couldn’t life be easier for my mother and I? Why couldn’t we own a huge house, have furry coats and spend money on unnecessary things? If only we had that option… But however by the looks of things we won’t get there until a miracle happens..

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers - if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.

Maybe this point in my life was just a lesson.. A lesson to teach me to be grateful in life… but grateful for everything I own. 

My two priorities at this point in time is go to school and two help my mother out with the hotel. No I’m not forced to help my mother to do anything but my mother is deaf… who is else is suppose to be her translator? 

Plus I will do anything I can to help my mother out even if that means miss school sometimes… just to get food at least for the day…

The two of us live a room the hotel provided for the both of us that once was a closet… One bedroom I share with my mother.. a bathroom and a small kitchen.. I can’t even bring friends over without feeling ashamed.. 

My whole life is secret… Everyone doesn’t know about my mother or the living situation I’m in.. I would like to ke-

Before you could finish your train of thought, you felt your phone vibrate next to you and looked to your right and see a text from your mother.

You closed your journal and picked up your phone.

Sweetie, can you bring me the box of paper towels to the fifth floor please?

You replied back:

I’ll be there soon~

Without complaining or anything you got up from your spot and made your way to the maid’s closet to get your mother the paper towels she needs and slowly exited out of your room. 

Why is this box so damn heavy? 

You kept wondering as you continued to walk one by one to your way to the elevator doors, you couldn’t seem to see where the hell you were going because of this stupid box.

At this point you could run anyone over and you wouldn’t notice till you hear screaming or something..

Or maybe people here won’t be dumb and blind enough to ignore your existence and be careful.

 You continued to walk step by step till… You felt yourself hit a wall causing you to look to the side and noticed you reached the elevator door. GREAT! Wooow and you thought this was hard..

Piece of cake.

You walked near the button for the elevator and tried to find way to press the button without dropping the box out of your hands… but that seemed impossible. 

Ugh, you groaned to yourself and looked around… 

Why weren’t you social enough to ask for help? 

You sighed and just as you were going to try to reach for the button… You notice a mystery hand press the button to go up… 

Thank you!

“Need help with that?”

Was this person talking to you?

“Huh?”

“I said do you need help with that?” the male voice asks but you hated getting asked for help… You were a big girl…

“It’s okay. I got this…”

“Are you sure?”

“yes.”

You heard the elevator doors open and you carefully yet slowly walked your way to the elevator holding the box in your hands till the next thing you know, you felt the box getting lifted out of your hands and the mystery guy was now holding the box…

What is he doing?

“Um…”

You awkwardly said looking at the stranger who had a black pair of sunglasses but a blonde hair and was tall yet skinny. 

The two of you stepped in and you looked at the stranger and pressed the button of the floor you needed to get to and then looked at the stranger.

“What floor?”

“5th,”

Him too?

You backed up against the railing and looked at the stranger. 

“You know you didn’t have to carry the box for me,” you said trying to reach over for the box but you noticed the way he turned his back to you not letting you reach over to the box.

“I got it,”

“N-”

“You don’t know how to let other help you now do you?” The stranger asked you feeling confused whether you should feel offended or not…

What was a bad thing? 

You were used to doing things for yourself and for everyone around you.. Was it wrong to have that instinct where you assume you are responsible for everything around you?

I sighed and looked at the stranger..

“Sorry.. I mean thank you for the help.. but you really didn’t have to.” You awkwardly said looking up at the stranger and then looking directly at the elevator doors…

This stranger grabbed the box from your hands having no clue who you even were and helped you out..

“What’s in this box anyways?”

For some reason you completely froze and just looked at the stranger not having a clue on what to even say..

“Moving in?” Taehyung asks and you without even thinking twice you nodded your head and he smiled.

“So does that mean I will be seeing you often?” He asks smirking and you just nodded again not knowing what the hell to say..

“Great! Do you want to get some coffee later?” The stranger asks you and you just looked at him and stood quiet..

Speak! It’s not like he’s some hot celebrity or something.. right? 

“Um… I’ll see.. if I can,” You lied knowing damn well you had nothing planned for later.

“Great!” before he could continue off his sentence, the elevator door opened and you stepped out having the stranger following right behind you.

“Meet me at lobby at 5?”

“Uh-”

“Good!” He smiles handing you the book and before he went his own direction, he lifted up his sunglasses exposing his blue eyes and gave you quick wink.. 

“See you later,”

You watched the stranger walk off to a side of the hall that had security everywhere. you just rolled your eyes turned around and left go find your mother…

Isn’t that side of the floor for celebrities? What is he doing there? Isn’t he going to get in trouble?

Or was he friends with a celebrity? 

Who knows..

~

“What took you so long?” You mother began to complain as she did the sign language to you and all you could was just shrug.

“Well the box was heavy, what do you have a dead body in there?”

Without any warning, you mother hits your arm and you looked at her and couldn’t help but to smile. Your mother hated when you acted overly dramatic with her.. but it was all a part of nature… What are you saying?!

“It’s not that heavy if you were able to bring it to me,” your mother signs with her hands and you sighed..

Well you made it to your mother alive because of a stranger helping you out.. 

Should you tell her that?

“Anyways, mom why is there so many security guard on this floor today? I know celebrities are usual on this floor, but what’s the big occasion?”

You asked as you sat down on a random chair from the hotel room your mother was in and placed your feet on top of a table.

Your mother reached over and smacked your feet telling you to get off.

You shrugged and continued to stare at your mother.

“Well?”

“There a big Korea boy group in town,”

“Big korean group? They aren’t that big if I haven’t heard about it.”

You glanced at your mother and again you noticed the way she looked you and smiled.

“Stop sitting around and help me.” your mother signed and you groaned and forced yourself off the chair.

No you and your mother didn’t have a terrible relationship at all, you two were actually quite close.. The thing was you two treated each other as sister sometimes.. but still your mother didn’t take your complaints or your comments serious.. Your relationship with your mother was actually quite good.

~

“Omma! I’ll be back, I’m going to get us food! Try not to miss me soo much!” You smiled as you wrapped your arm around your mom and as you glanced at her you noticed a smile appear on her face.

What would your mom do without you right?

You grabbed your phone from the table and left the hotel room without saying anything else to your mother.

As you walked to the elevator door you stepped in and quickly pressed the button to head to the first floor and leaned back against the railing slowly waiting for the elevator door to close.

“What should we eat today?” You began to ask yourself as you continued to stare at the elevator doors… 

You were so lost in your thoughts that you didn’t even noticed someone even entering the elevator till you began to hear someone clear their throat. 

You shook your head and looked to your left and see a familiar pair of black sunglasses…

“So we meet again,” The stranger says smirking not even taking one look at you..

Damn… 

What is this destiny?

 “I see that…”

“I’m glad you haven’t forgotten.”

“Huh?”

“About getting coffee at 5?”

You quickly pulled out your phone and looked at the time causing your eyes to widen.. Shit! Why did you have to go get food at this very moment…

“Oh… about that..”

As you were about to speak, you noticed the stranger looking directly at you causing you to forget how to even lie and you just stayed quiet and sighed..

“Can’t wait..”

You awkwardly said looking away and at last the elevator door opened…

~

As you two were exiting out of the elevator… You couldn’t help but to wonder why this stranger kept wearing the pair of sunglasses…

What is this his signature look or something?

“What’s your name?” The stranger asks you making you lose your train of thought and you just looked at him.

“Y/N… you?”

“A secret.”

“A secret?” You asked completely confused and he stops and smiles at you.

“If I tell you, I might have to kill you.”

Your eyes widen and you noticed the stranger rise up his sunglasses and give a quick yet simple wink…

What is his deal?

He began to walk away and you continued to looking at him confused but eventually ran after him and caught up.

~

You two were about to step out of the lobby till… The next thing you noticed, the stranger took one look out the door and stopped and looked at you.

“We should go to the back door…”

“Why?”

He grabbed your wrist and tried to pull you back in the lobby but you removed yourself and looked at him confused.

“What’s your deal?”

“I c-”

The next thing you know, you noticed the group of girls who were standing in front of the hotel screaming right at your direction and without even realizing what the hell was happening, the stranger got a hold of your wrist once again and began to run forcing you to basically run as well..

What the hell is going on?!

Why were you running from girls?! 

Was this why the stranger wanted to go to the back?

As you two continued to run out of the lobby and your way to the back of the hotel, you felt your legs burn and felt like you were having a hard time catching your breath…

Why! Just why!

At last the stranger pulled you into what seemed to be in a closet and closed the door right behind him.

You were about to ask a question but he stops you by covering your mouth and all you could hear was girls screaming and running from the other side of the door.

As the screaming seemed to fade away… The stranger finally lets go out your hand and looks at you.

“What the hell!”

“What?”

“What the hell just happened?”

He looked at me and took off his sunglasses relieving his whole face to you.

“Now do you understand what happened?”

“Huh?” You were beyond confused…

He looks at you and his eyes widen.

“You don’t know who I am?”

Should you?”

“Um no?”

…. Was this a trick question or something?

“I’m from V from BTS.”

~

To Be Continued

I’m a type of person who loves to be alone. Especially when traveling. It gives me time and specific space from this populous place. A resting point. A haven. Away from everything. It makes me feel invisible to the naked eyes. And with music, I feel the whole world shut down in front of me. As if I’m living in a different horizon. It gives me an ultimate freedom from this world. I want to explore new things and visit unfamiliar places all by myself. I want to try and experience different culture and meet different kind of people. I want to take risks, learn new languages and talk to strangers. I love being in strange places that I’ve never been before, the feeling of anxiety excites me. It makes me feel happy and alive at some point. It gives chills on my spine and it satisfies my hunger from excitement and exploration. I love the smell of mountains and deep sea in the morning. I love the way my clothes smell the day after the campfire. I love the sound of peace and quiet. Traveling alone creates a lot of opportunity for me. A room for improvement and personal growth. A day to replenish my soul. It teaches me how to become independent and confident. It gives an infinite space of possibility, where I meet myself. And little do you know, we all have this kind of person living inside of us.
—  E.J. Cenita

“If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently?” “Take more risks. Learn from older people. Travel and work abroad more before starting a family. Listen to the small still voice inside me. Be myself more.” ~ Charl Smit (@charl_occupying_allstreets), founder of @loofcoffee. Read the rest of the interview at manmakecoffee.com (link in profile). Follow @humansofcoffee for more. Photography by @creative_wei.

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers - if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.
—  Marla Gibbs
Virgo Relationships with other signs

ARIES & VIRGO
The critical, perfectionist and cool Virgo has very different characteristic from Aries. This difference is likely to make you irritated and even annoyed with each other. Virgo likes everything to be detailed and very precise, while Aries is not known for carrying out activities with precision. Virgo is more prone to repeating instructions just to make sure that Aries can understand. Virgo will not be satisfied with loose answers, they need to know every detail to be fully satisfied. Virgo is service oriented and can be counted on to take care of the home and ensure everything from bills, receipts and other important papers are kept well in order. The combination between Virgo and Aries is highly suited for work and financial matters. Both of you can learn great lessons from each other. If Aries is willing and open to apply the advice Virgo gives on financial matters, both of you are likely to benefit from it. On the other hand, if Virgo is attentive and willing to experiment, both of you can learn to be more energetic, adventurous and take risks. This combination will be very productive and successful if you decide to work together, because Virgo will offer complete support in areas that are not usually your strong side. This is attributed by the fact that Virgo is more focused on perfection and service. For the union to succeed, we suggest you to spend time exploring and learning each other’s subtleties prior to committing to a serious relationship.

TAURUS & VIRGO
When these two meet, this is love at first sight. You have a lot in common: both of you are down-to-earth and materialistic, and you share high intellect pursuits. Both of you are stay-at-home people who love comfort. Virgo and Taurus are both practical and share responsibilities when combined. In a relationship, Virgo will take care of expenditures, while Taurus cautiously caters to other miscellaneous activities. Devotion is vital in this combination, where Taurus is strong emotionally and very nurturing as well. Virgo really appreciates this gesture, is patient and this places both of you in charge of the relationship. The major priority to both these signs is managing finances and if done properly, you will have a successful marriage. Financial misunderstandings rarely affect this combination, since both give material security a high priority. Both feel relaxed if only there is enough money to sustain their personal needs. Being practical is essential to these earthy signs. Forming a solid and firm combination that cannot easily dismantle is also the key to a strong relationship. Taurus may be fussy at times, and this may come as a surprise to Virgo, who can get frustrated. Nevertheless, both of you share many common interests that will compensate the differences. You are perfectionists and love traveling. Despite the small differences, this relationship has every chance of surviving and turning into successful and a long lasting one.

GEMINI & VIRGO
These zodiac signs are rational and intellectual. Both of you like to communicate and appreciate each other’s humor. This partnership is lively as Gemini adds sparks to the interaction; they are constantly set to venture into different ideas without any serious aim. Virgo, you keep a low profile in this combination, you are careful and cannot take baseless risks for the sake of gaining experience. Mercury (the planet of communication) rules both Virgo and Gemini. Gemini represents its masculine side, while dependable Virgo takes on Mercury’s feminine aspect. Gemini is a risk taker, while Virgo takes everything too seriously and thinks twice before getting into something. What truly connects these signs is humor and intellectual discussion. Gemini always makes Virgo laugh, while Virgo provides a much needed emotional anchor. Virgo tends to be earnest and practical most of the time, and Gemini is capable of breaking this routine. Gemini may feel that Virgo is at times too boring. Virgo may get feed up with Gemini’s split personalities and constant change of mind. Gemini often looks for a reason to start an argument, because they are restless in a relationship. Gemini does not mind working in a disorganized place, while Virgo is a perfectionist, who must have everything in order, before beginning any work. Compromise will be vital in this union.

CANCER & VIRGO
Susceptibility is a common characteristic for these two signs. The combination is perfect and has high possibilities of being successful, even in tough situations. Both signs are not too outgoing, they are rather stay-at-home kind of individuals. You would have a better chance to meet, if you are introduced by mutual friends. This relationship will have a long start, but it has a great potential to blossom over time. With Virgo being so reluctant to commit, it will be up to Cancer to send a positive impulse that will make Virgo interested. It will not take long however before Cancer receives a reply. Cancer makes great friends, has a good heart and is very compassionate. However, Cancer also tends to have regular mood swings and insists that their feelings would always come first. Virgo is usually patient, but can get irritated with Cancer who wants to be pampered all the time. Virgo has an intellectual way of dealing with problems, while Cancer takes minor disagreements personally. Emotionally, Cancer partners are not so strong; they lean on Virgo for comfort. This relationship is suitable, with Virgo knowing how to handle all emotions exhibited by Cancer, and not criticizing or making any overly judgmental comments.

LEO & VIRGO
The combination of Virgo and Leo can be almost frightening. Being too egocentric, Leo needs to be the leader and driver in this relationship. At times, Leo partner can be very aggressive as they feel a constant need to protect their territories. This nature makes it difficult for Virgo to resist Leo, who, although may be too over-confident, has a special tender spot. The relationship also becomes sweltering after Leo adjusts to the soft and sensitive Virgo. You go for excellence in every endeavor you undertake, while Leo yearns for power and public approval, rather than excellence. Virgo mostly will not want to be the center of attention, while Leo wants domination. They crave to be the focal point of each and every person. Leo does not take negative criticism well, to them it feels like Virgo is stepping on their ego, and if you are not careful, it will cause serious commotion in the partnership. In the financial aspect, Virgo handles financial matters well while Leo with their not so caring attitude will cause Virgo to incur heavy losses. Intimately, Leo supplies the fire in a love relationship, while Virgo can be too conservative. Leo partners are in for a physical relationship, and this will not work great with you, Virgo, because of the formal approach that Virgo displays in an intimate union.

VIRGO & VIRGO
It is not an easy task to deal with the same zodiac sign as you are. Both of you know of each other’s potential weaknesses and strong traits way too well. Another Virgo is almost like your mirror reflection. It can take some time to get used to watching yourself as if it was “from an outsider’s view point”. On the other hand, these similarities can work to your advantage, as you can become real partners in crime. Both of you may stipulate perfection from one another. Thereafter realizing perfection from both parties is not possible, you can settle for less and establish a long time acquaintance. Virgo normally bases their relationships on love, and believes this is the only way a relationship can succeed. Both of you are responsible, intelligent and prefer long-term partnership, rather than mere physical attraction. It is rare to irk each other in this combination, with each Virgo partner having too much passion to share. You will also encourage and support one another in career goals, educational advancements and mostly when one partner is going thorough emotional issues. The success of your mate will bring much pleasure to the relationship. Perseverance and bearing with each other’s weaknesses, is what will make this relationship work.

LIBRA & VIRGO
When Virgo and Libra come together it is a tough match. They are two opposites. Virgo is interested in material things way more than in romance or sex, which drives Libra crazy. Virgo prefers to stay at home, while Libra is very outgoing and social. Libra finds Virgo critical and inflexible. Frugal Virgo, in turn, refuses to understand Libra’s expensive taste. On the other hand, these signs have some things in common. When in relationship, you both seek security. You both love arts, beauty and culture. If you learn to respect and appreciate each other’s differences, you can have a successful and stable partnership. Libra may be the cushion you can lean on when feeling restless. Libra companion can absorb criticism and outbursts from you and will not react ruthlessly. Libra can also be an excellent listener, while Virgo is a good analyst and thinker. Together you can join your forces and come up with an optimal solution to any problem. These qualities are somewhat favorable for mutual business venture, but it will work best in a short term project since your mixture is simply too volatile.

SCORPIO & VIRGO
Nature offers possibilities that make this relationship wonderful. Virgo represents earth and Scorpio represents water, both of which are very crucial elements for survival. This is one of the perfect compatible couples. Both Virgo and Scorpio complement each other, with both being dependent on each other to fulfill their desires. The connection is good between the two of you, but you can face difficulties at some point in life. The two planets ruling your signs are what can cause friction in your union. Pluto rules Scorpio determining their character, which is stubborn, leading, and provocative. On the other hand, Mercury influences the nature of Virgo which is silent, self-cautious, and logical in every aspect. If both are involved in a long term relationship, you will feel as if Scorpio does not show respect and cares less about your emotions and feelings. At times, Scorpio will dislike the fact that Virgo is often calm and likes paying too much attention on minor things. Scorpio easily gets irritated and angry with you when you start acting temperamental. Solutions to a good relationship include jointly solving personal differences. In addition, Scorpio should try to understand some of Virgo’s traits. When the two of you get past these basic differences, you are likely to form a life long and stable union.

SAGITTARIUS & VIRGO
When it comes to love, Sagittarius focuses more on a bigger picture, while intellectual Virgo tends to concentrate on details. Virgo looks for order and simplicity, whereas Sagittarius needs excitement and new experiences. At the same time, both of you can change and adapt to new demands from your partner. In addition, Sagittarius easily adapts to the needs that Virgo has, because Sagittarius is more flexible and is not afraid of change. Nevertheless, it is hard for Virgo to change, because they need too much pampering. Due to Sagittarius natural adaptability, you will most likely have a flourishing relationship. This is even more likely to happen if Virgo learns to accept Sagittarius views, and the same applies to Sagittarius, though Virgo does not like change. You will drain your partner with constant demands and obligations. Although you need Sagittarius to support all your ideas for self-satisfaction, you have to realize that in a relationship mutual understanding is vital. You have to let go of desiring perfectionism in love and life. You should learn that in a relationship it is better to see the overall picture, rather than trying to mould it to how you feel it should be. Although you are quite different, you can become a very well-rounded couple. If you combine your pragmatic mind with Sagittarius’s energy and curiosity, you will have a powerful, long-lasting relationship.

CAPRICORN & VIRGO
Capricorn is known to be self-disciplined and has a quest for hard work. It is a good combination for Virgo, who is known to be orderly. Earth rules these two signs, which forms a solid foundation for a successful relationship. You both admire each other’s high intellectual abilities. Both of you are also quite reserved individuals, who prefer to have a couple of close friends rather then many acquaintances. Both of you are sympathetic and polite. Capricorn can teach you to concentrate and focus on achieving your goal, while you can teach your Capricorn partner to appreciate and enjoy the hard work they have done. Capricorn and Virgo make a good couple, whereby you are able to bring out the fun living side of Capricorn. Both of you opt for cost-effective items and are very cautious when making financial decisions. Once in a blue moon, Virgo can oppose the opinions Capricorn offers, but in most cases, you are critical on what you say, avoiding any arguments. Surprisingly, Virgo totally trusts Capricorn, when in a relationship. Financial combination between the two of you is fantastic, because both of you know how to handle finances and budget very well. Any monetary issues you have, will get resolved quickly and efficiently.

AQUARIUS & VIRGO
Affiliations with Aquarius seem challenging to Virgo. Aquarius perplexes you and makes you yearn for more love and friendship from them. At first, the connection will not be mutual, but after getting to know Aquarius, the relationship will explode for the better. It is not likely for you to meet Aquarius through social events, as Aquarius is normally serious and only loosens up in work environment, with people they already know. This makes it ideal for Virgo to approach Aquarius at the office, and it usually happens when you are sharing responsibilities while working on the same project. Through such professional interactions, Aquarius will notice your intellectual abilities and thereafter slowly become attracted to you. The two of you love to volunteer in humanitarian projects with an aim of giving back to the society. However, there are some differences between you two. For instance, Virgo is mostly nervous and withdraws from expressing emotions, because they are naturally shy. Aquarius is more into Mother Nature and wants to have a positive influence on the world. They will convince you to engage more in social events, which you find to be a good gesture. To some extent, the two of you are somehow perfectionists in whatever you do, therefore Aquarius and Virgo connection glows. Trying to work together is suitable to strengthen and prevent unfavorable attitudes.

PISCES & VIRGO
Opposites attract and it can be hard to separate them. This means it does not matter how different Pisces and Virgo are. This combination is suitable for a long-term relationship and usually will lead to a successful and satisfying marriage. With different temperaments, it is quite surprising how the two of you can have a long-lasting affair. Pisces is a water sign, which makes them sensitive and spontaneous. While you Virgo, are usually insecure, intelligent and inexpressive, holding back too many emotions. If you decide to try pairing with Pisces, you should express feelings clearly and should be enticing, though you might be hesitant at first. Change in personality is important, if you want this relationship to work. Pisces lives in a fantasy world, always dreaming of having a better life. Whereas Virgo is different and prefers being more practical. Virgo believes in being realistic and actively doing something, rather than dreaming about it. Virgo and Pisces are both unpredictable and often have mood swings. Pisces solves problems by relying on personal intuitions and emotions, while Virgo solves problems logically, basing them on facts. Because Pisces is calm and soft, you will try to impose your rules upon your partner. Although Pisces rarely attacks back, it does not mean you did not hurt them. Limit your controlling nature, if you want to avoid scaring them off.

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NERVE starters

‘ I haven’t found the right time to tell her. ’

‘ thank you, i love you, i’ll see you in a little bit. ’

‘ (name) doesn’t have to care, (name) has a trust fund. ’

‘ I don’t want space, I just want you. ’

‘ he put peanut butter on his junk and let his dog lick it off. ’

‘ I don’t expect you to understand. I’m an adrenaline junkie, you like to stay within your comfort zone, that’s fine. ’

‘ what about that pole dancing class we took ? ’

‘ why are you attacking her ? ’

‘ life is passing you by, you need to learn to take a few risks every once in a while. ’

‘ alright, you’ve been dared. do you accept your dare, (name) ? ’

‘ nah, she’s not my type. ’

‘ you are not nearly as hot as you think you are. ’

‘ look I spend a lot of time on the dark web, okay ? ’

‘ kiss a stranger for five seconds ? ’

‘ make a choice, the clock is ticking. ’

‘ – and I’m sorry that I’m totally geeking out and ruining the story. ’

‘ where did he go ? ’

‘ that was some kiss. ’

‘ does he always tell you what to do ? ’

‘ I’m gonna be outside, if you change your mind. ’

‘ you know, Charles Manson was a singer too ! ’

‘ I was hoping you’d come. ’

‘ I’m just warning you, I don’t think I’d make a very good partner. ’

‘ I’m not the daredevil type. ’

‘ the second I feel uncomfortable, I’m out. ’

‘ please let me fart on you ! ’

‘ hey, try screaming ! ’

‘ hey, what’s your email number – I mean your, uh, what’s your info ? ’

‘ alright, how about my first born son too ? ’

‘ are these stolen ? ’

‘ dolla dolla bill yo ! ’

‘ have you ever parallel parked a car in your life ? ’

‘ she’s doing what she apparently thinks is best for herself. ’

‘ I don’t think that (name) can handle this, I’m actually really worried about her. ’

‘ get your ass to this party and help me okay ? ’

‘ okay, just, please no fire-breathing dragons, or knives. No clowns, no snakes, no skeletons. ’

‘ what about this: just a tattoo of my dad ? he’s gorgeous, honestly, he’s a nice looking guy. ’

‘ I’m laughing ‘cause it’s good. ’

‘ hey you have to trust us. ’

‘ hold on I’m just doing the Y in ‘daddy’. ’

‘ hey, hey, stay with me, stay with me. ’

‘ he would laugh so hard if he saw me getting a tattoo right now. ’

‘ boom ! I am done. you go to that mirror and you celebrate my work. ’

‘ well did you try google ? ’

‘ I’m not gonna buy guns or something. ’

‘ (name) ! no ! not happening ! ’

‘ they’re asking if I can trust you. can I ? ’

‘ I have the perfect tattoo picked out for you ! ’

‘ don’t do anything dumb, dummy. ’

‘ oh god, I love the internet. ’

‘ there is no way in hell I am doing that ! ’

‘ say yes, just say yes. ’

‘ just keep your eyes open. ’

‘ hey, I know you’re scared but you’ve gotta talk to me, (name). ’

‘ that is the craziest thing I have ever done ! you are incredible ! ’

‘ you guys don’t need to be afraid, because I’m not afraid. ’

‘ just give me a real dare. ’

‘ maybe we could … team up ? ’

‘ how would I know if I’m being hacked ? ’

‘ (name), what are you not telling me ? ’

‘ some things happened that I wish turned out differently. ’

‘ this is just kinda something I need to do. ’

‘ if you want to talk about it, i’m here. happy to listen. ’

‘ I’m just tired of being her sidekick all the time. ’

‘ she’s at this party, mostly likely drunk and needs me to hold her hair back. ’

‘ stop yelling at me ! stop ! ’

‘ you guys are SO famous right now ! ’

‘ oh, come on, (name), you never even spoke to him. ’

‘ it’s fine. certainly no surprise. ’

‘ you know what’s not fine ? I almost died tonight, (name), and you were nowhere to be found. ’

‘ I’m sorry, when you said I should live my life did you mean I should live it in your shadow ? ’

‘ it is time to get over her, clearly she has traded up. ’

‘ why do you have to be such a bitch ? ’

‘ oh, look at that! little (name) finally speaking her mind ! ’

‘ you’re one of those girls who peaks in high school. ’

‘ we control your life. we control your family. we control your future. ’

‘ they’re onto us ! ’

‘ do you really want one of us to die tonight ? ’

‘ you are now an accessory to murder. ’

‘ she’s a badass. take care of her. ’