You don’t have to defend or explain your decisions to anyone. It’s your life. Live it without apologies.
— 

Mandy Hale (via OptimisticallyAstray)

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You ARE enough

In case you haven’t told yourself this today, you are enough. You are ridiculously so enough. You failed that math test you worked hard studying for? So? You lost your car keys? So?You had no energy to change out of sweats? Oh well. You walked into a door in front of that cute guy? No biggie. You didn’t make the volleyball team? That sucks, but it’ll be okay. You didn’t get a bid from that…

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THE SPACE HAND BLEW UP!!!  WE’RE SAFE!!!  But questions remain.  Like who blew it up?  And why did it come to Beach City?  And how come Peedee always gets to ride in the front seat?

I have my own theory: the Space Hand is connected to the Polymorphic Sentient Rocks!  Their goal?  TO HOLLOW OUT THE EARTH SO THEY CAN TRANSPORT IT TO THEIR STAR SYSTEM!  As shown here in this very technical animated sequence.

I’ll have to do some more investigating to find out THE TRUTH, but I have a feeling this is going to turn into something big.

Oh also, I saw Steven hanging out at the ol’ Brooding Hill.  He looked sad, but I think I gave him some good advice.

anonymous asked:

you've lived on your own since you were 16 right? what advice would you have for kids who are going to be moving out in the next couple months/years

My number one tip is going to be 

  • BUDGET & SAVE YOUR MONEY: Budgeting has changed my life. I sat down with my boyfriend one day and budgeted out our finances, and realized we should of had over $3,000 at the end of every month, and I Have NO CLUE Where this money has gone. So budgeting and planning your expenses is really, REALLY helpful. I am 20 years old and I’ve never lived paycheck to paycheck. I’m never worried about money, nor am I ever stressed that I won’t pay my bills.
  • BUILD YOUR CREDIT: This goes neck and neck with budgeting. I Cannot tell you enough how important having a good credit score is. I’m 20 years old I OWN A house! How did I get approved for a house at this age? I built one of the greatest Credit Scores I could. I’m in the top 5% in my state for credit scores. It was insanely easy too. All I did was take out a Line of Credit from my credit union (not bank). My line of credit (basically a credit card) had a $250 maximum. I would only use it for things I needed: groceries, gas, emergencies. But I NEVER used it unless I know I had the money in my checking or savings account. I would only use it if I knew I could go right home and pay it off. I NEVER missed a payment, and I always payed more than I owed.
  • Learn your needs vs your wants: Do you REALLY need those new shoes that cost $250? Probably not. Do you REALLY need something to eat for dinner since your cupboards are empty? Probably. Sure, going out to movies and going on dates and buying clothes is fun. But you need to ALWAYS buy your necessities first. When I first moved out I always spent my entire paycheck on stupid shit. Then guess what? No money for bills. OOPS. It’s absolutely the worst situation you can get yourself into, so don’t do it. BUDGET YOURSELF, so you can buy the things you want. Now that I’ve budged mine and Ty’s paychecks, I’ve been able to give us both over $200 of “personal money” to spend per month. Which guess what? Those $250 pair of shoes you want? You’ve almost got them, AND you’ve got all your bills paid.
  • LEARN TO COOK: Oh my god I cannot tell you how great it is being able to come home to dinner, or have dinner ready for Tyler to come too.. And NOT get sick from it! I literally just use pinterest for most of my recipes and I just change them up a little.. But I’ve become an AWESOME cook this way. I can literally make anything you want (but I don’t touch the grill that’s Ty’s job). 
  • Buy a Vacuum: Yep! Once you move out you’re going to need weird things you never thought you’d need. A Vacuum is one. I learned it was the most important thing I needed. I STILL DON’T HAVE ONE!! I have to drive 20 miles to my parents house, borrow theirs, then bring it back to their house. BUY A VACUUM. It will make your life SO MUCH EASIER.
  • Have Fun with it: Hate the wall color? Paint it! Don’t like your couch? Change it! Walls still boring? Get some cute painting and wall mirrors. Decorate your space how you want! You can do it for super cheap too! I ALWAYS do DIY things from Pinterest. I just made a movie/game shelf with an older dresser of mine. All I did was take the drawers, paint them and stack them in a cool way. It cost like $10 to build a huge shelf. Make your home your own space. Go crazy with it, you’ll really appreciate all the hard work you put in it. 

How to Make It in the World: The Hannah Rules Courtesy E. Jean
1. Never waste time looking for a job when you can invent a job.
2. Never invent a job that does not help solve one of mankind’s problems.
3. Never forget, as you prepare your Facebook marketing campaign: Women want to be thinner, and men want to be taller.
4. Never go with what you love. Go with what obsesses you.
5. Never worry about failing. You will fail. Just fail smarter the next day.
6. Never listen to your boyfriend when he complains that you’re working all the time. Keep working.
7. Never wear black. Wear red—hot, cheeky, dangerous red. People will be less likely to forget you.
8. Never aim for catchy. Aim for true.
9. Never ask customers what they want—as Steve Jobs said: “People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story. Make a deal with yourself that you’ll attend a set number of social events in exchange for not feeling guilty when you beg off.
—  Susan Cain, Quiet
So fail. Be bad at things. Be embarrassed. Be afraid. Be vulnerable. Go out on a limb or two or twelve. You will fall, and it will hurt. But the farther you fall, the higher you will rise. The higher you rise, the clearer your future becomes. Failure is a gift, welcome it. There are people who spend their whole lives wondering how they became the people they became, how certain chances pass them by, why they didn’t take the roads less traveled. Those people aren’t you. You have front row seats to your own transformation and in transforming yourself, you might transform the world. It will be electric, and I promise it will be terrifying. Embrace that; embrace the new person you’re becoming. This is your moment. I promise you, it is now, not two minutes from now, not tomorrow, but really now. Own that, know that deep in your bones, go to sleep every night knowing that, wake up every morning remembering that, and keep going.
—  christine lahti

Water does not resist.
Water flows.
When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.
Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you.
But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it.
Water is patient.
Dripping water wears away a stone.
Remember that, my child.
Remember you are half water.
If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it.
Water does.

- Margaret Atwood

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20 #DearMe Tweets With The Best Life And Dating Advice You’ll Ever Hear

March 8th is a very important day: International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women all over the world. And if you know anything about Gurl, you know that we’re super excited for this. We’re all about celebrating women every single day of the year, so of course we’re all about a special day dedicated just to females.

But March 8th isn’t the only time to celebrate women. YouTube is getting a jump start on International Women’s Day with their #DearMe campaign. The #DearMe campaign encourages women and girls to share words of wisdom they would like to tell their younger selves – which translates to some seriously amazing advice that every girl needs to hear.