If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.
—  Charles Bukowski

anonymous asked:

tifp because I came out to someone I met in a class and she was totally chill with my gender and sexuality. She asked a lot of questions but she was super respectful and supportive.

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Put in a good effort every single day, and little by little you’ll get to where you want to go. You must not give up. Keep at it, and you’ll get to where your heart lies.

Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin | Instagram

I hope you find time in your day to forgive yourself

forgive yourself for believing all the insults that people have thrown your way. forgive yourself for the mean things you’ve said to your reflection in the mirror. forgive yourself for inflicting pain on your body. for believing that you don’t deserve to be happy. for not always standing up for yourself. for falling back into bad habits. for not always knowing how to care for your own mental health. forgive yourself for not knowing when to cut toxic people out of your life.

you’re not perfect and you shouldn’t have to pretend to be. sometimes all you can do is just let your heart forgive yourself.

i tell myself this every morning and I’m going to do it! YOU CAN TOO! We can do it - you are strong and so capable

It doesn’t matter where you start, but how hard you work to get to the finish. It doesn’t matter what you have now, but how you use what you have to create something better.

Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin | Instagram