places i went today

I don’t get how people are just…so nasty to their servers.

I went out to eat today at a pizza place and my waitress brought me a refill without me asking and I was like, “Oh thanks so much!”

And she just got the most startled look on her face, like she was flustered that I had said thank you of all things.

When she came back a few minutes later with the check, I complimented her socks (they had a super cute pretzel pattern on them and I’m a sucker for fun socks) and her face absolutely LIT up. We had like a three minute conversation about how they’re the only part of her outfit she can really customize, having a uniform and all that, and she left with a grin on her face.

But the fact that she seemed surprised that someone was being nice to her was just so upsetting to me.

Your servers are human. Treat them like it.

after all the hurt, no matter how much or how long has it been, it is still you i want to come home to
—  r.m.d

Let me tell you about my day

I woke up missing you, i know nothing knew but it’s something I’ve grown immune to.
I went out today to some familiar places and let me tell you it felt like my heart was beating at a million beats per minute.
I went to the starbucks I first took you too and the coffee never tasted better but for some reason it had left a bitter after taste.
I mean I’m happy I really am but it absolutely kills me to look around and see people together, barely enjoying eachothers company. They rather be consumed by technology and various social media resources. Yet here I am counting down the days until I can see you again, dragging myself through every painful second of the day wishing I could just be in the same damn room as you. So my day, how was it you ask? It was okay, bareable I suppose. I know I say this way too often hut I wish you were here…with me, by my side to remind me that I’m going to be okay, that everything is going to be okay. Please don’t get me wrong, you make me happy, so incredibly happy and I cannot wait to see you and finally be in your presence again. It’s been nearly 5 whole months I’ve been away from you but nothing, nothing makes me happier than knowing you’re missing me too.

—  Tenari Ioapo // excerpt from a book I’m writing.
Shed Your Skin

Originally posted by kylogue

Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4

A/N: I am shamelessly in love with this story line, even though the writing may not be perfect and I’m really nervous about it. There is a part 2 already posted. This was always designed specifically to be multi-part, I’ll explain that more in the note on part 2. No spoilers.

P. S. This isn’t a Bughead fic by any means so I didn’t tag it as such (I’m sorry, guys), but the pairing is included in part

Summary: Being a newly inducted Serpent comes with unforseen benefits for Riverdale’s most poetic soul, like cool jackets and … personal bodyguards???

Word Count: 3,226

Warnings: gang activity, swearing, drug mentions, (Bughead angst, if that counts as a warning.)

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So this was posted on a pole outside the hipster kava place I went to today. I think it’s supposed to be bad but nothing in this sticker is anything I’m opposed to.

Photo description: a silver sticker on a pole. On the sticker, a skeleton parades holding a scroll that reads “up against the wall motherfucker” and on the top reads “mob law.” The skeleton has a top had that reads “antifa” on the band, and has a pin with the transgender symbol on it. The skeleton has a sash reading “communist,” and carries a torch with the word “anarchy” in the flames. It also has a sword strapped to its belt.

I won’t be able to see the sea for the next two months or more so today I went to my favorite place and sat there for almost two hours listening to the waves.

During my break today, I went to a few places and tried on swimsuits. And you know what? For the first time in a hella long time, I felt okay when I looked in the mirror. I didn’t have that intense body hatred that I’ve dealt since I was probably about 12 years old because I’ve always been referred to as “the big girl”.

I tried on some cute as fuck high waisted bikinis and even though things are lookin’ pretty chubby these days, I think I’m just going to go with it. Throughout the last decade, I’ve gone from a size 6 to a size 8 to a 10 then to a 14 then back to a 10 and then a 12 and it’s just EXHAUSTING. I’m healthy, I could be healthier, but I work out every single day. I bike everywhere. I have thick thighs, cellulite, stretch marks from going through most of my teenage and early twenties battling eating disorders, a soft stomach and if I do say so myself - a pretty decent rack. I can’t complain. So you know what? I’m going with it. I’m not going to feel ashamed. I’m not going to buy a suit fit for a granny this year. I’m not going to “cover up” because I’m not fit as hell.

All bodies are beautiful. Whatever you have, be proud. Flaunt it. Be confident.

Healing exercises

These are for different amounts of available time, needs and skill levels. Feel free to do them all. You should have some visualization skills. Even better if you do energy work, but a powerful visualization will just drive the energy where it’s supposed to go. Writing this down out of @dovewithscales ‘s suggestion.


-ENERGY-FALL (as in, waterfall, but, with energy)


Sit/lie down to meditate, and relax. When you’re ready, visualize a stream of light entering you from the crown of your head. Let that light wash all over you, specially your spine, and exit through the other end (whether that’s the butt or the feet it’s up to you). The continuous stream of energy will cleanse you and help get rid of blockages. 


Some variations on it: imagine the light expanding to all of your body, then contracting into a tight ball on top of your head. Expand, contract. This way the energy washes all over you. Another common variation is, instead of an energy-wall, have a ball of light enter you from the crown. Bring it to the base of your spine. Then up to the crown again, and down to the base of the spine. Repeat lots of times, up, and down.


-COLOURED BALLS


Pick whatever energy points system you like using. I go with the one I’ve been taught, which has seven energy points throughout the spine (what you usually read in texts talking about Chakras but not of the original, traditional system), an energy point in each hand and foot, an extra one in my chest, an extra one in the base of my spine, and another one in my neck. 


Meditate, relax. Focus on your energy points, one at a time. Visualize the energy point you’re focusing on, as a ball. Maybe you’ve chosen a colour for it, maybe a colour pops up when you’re visualizing it. Then, pay attention to what comes up in your visualization intuitively, without actively imagining it. Does it have patches of a different colour than it should be? A darker colour? Does it have dark spots? Wedges? spider web? Does it look gritty? Dirty? Cracked?


Visualize how you hold the ball, and clean it by hand. Remove the spider web. Cleanse with energy any sticky residue. Take out the wedges. Fill the cracks with healing, loving energy. If it’s too small, breathe energy into it. Once your energy point looks like a stable, shiny ball of the correct size, go on to your next energy point. Go through your entire energy system like this.


-INNER WORLD


Meditate, relax. Focus on yourself. Declare that your entire being, will be shown itself to you through a mental place, an environment. You can ask your higher self, your guides, the deities you follow, your spirit companions if they’re skilled in healing and astral stuff, for help with this.


You know yourself best. I can’t tell you what your inner world will look like. Identify the things that seem out of place, and fix them through visualization. Modify until you feel like everything’s right and in place, and ease yourself out of your meditation.


As an example, here’s mine: my inner world shows up as a forest. Today, when I went in, the place was dark and grey, because the sky was covered in clouds. I made the sun come out. The trees looked black, and withered. I was so depressed and tired, I didn’t realize my trees are usually green and full of leaves, even if it’s winter, so the next time I’ll go there, I’ll fix the trees.


I hope this is useful to you. Have a good day, take care.

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“Hey everypony, guess where I went today! I went to a place called the Montserrat Monastery, which is like a old little village where ‘monks’ live! They pray together, take care of the church they have, and it’s all on this huuuge hill, with such pretty sights and great food! @askscribbly helped me get pictures of some of my favorite sights, but even though I tried to sneak it, they caught me trying to take some of their food at meal time, heehee. I can’t wait to see more and show you guys more later, I really love Spain!”

12 months ago it began. I felt myself falling and all I could do was tell you how much I only wanted to be your friend. I could only be your friend. Maybe that was my first mistake.

8 months ago you called me and woke me up to tell me you couldn’t do it anymore. I never got an explanation until three weeks and 600 anonymous messages later you told me how someone played us both. You were a little fucked up after that. Trust was hard for you and even harder for me because I stopped feeling after that night and I realized the closest to me had taken you away.

7 months ago I forced myself into a relationship with a girl I barely liked and told her, ‘I love you,’ because I remember what happened when I couldn’t even admit I liked you. I forced myself to be with her until being with her made me not want to be here anymore.

5 months ago I had been 3 months clean of you until it was Valentine’s Day and you popped out of nowhere. I felt like an addict who worked so hard for their chip and I had relapsed the moment I saw your name.

3 months ago I was convinced I’d never feel for anyone ever again until I wandered into Hawaii and suddenly there were butterfly kisses and hands on thighs and I knew even when it ended, because it would end.. she was not the kind of person I wanted to be with, she would be a reminder I could feel again.

1 month ago I looked back at all the people I had burned through in a year trying to feel again. Trying to find someone like you and not lose you again. But it didn’t work and I was closing in on my time line to come back to California. The land of dreams sounded like the land of nightmares. I left shortly after I lost you and I had no desire to be back but back I came. So today when I went to the place we had our first date and saw the blue of the ocean, even trying to force my thoughts to think of your eyes was impossible. I couldn’t remember the blue that they were or the sound of your laugh as we faced our fears and jumped the cliffs.

You see, they say it’s all about who you think of when you’re staring at the ocean, and for once it was them I wanted to FaceTime my experience with and not you.