self reflection

the flaws of the signs
  • Capricorn: too proud to ask for help
  • Aquarius: doesn't trust enough to show their true self
  • Pisces: gets obsessed way too easily
  • Aries: can't commit to anything
  • Taurus: overthinks WAY too much
  • Gemini: fucks up first impressions
  • Cancer: puts more into friendships than they get back
  • Leo: always overshares to people at weird times
  • Virgo: feels bad in every piece of clothing they own
  • Libra: can't stop loving people who left
  • Scorpio: does literally anything other than the stuff they're supposed to
  • Sagittarius: gossips about their friends even though it makes them feel guilty
It’s not an artist’s job to understand humanity. Not to like it.
We are here to portray it.
I don’t want to be transcended and understand everything. It’s just…do you ever want to be ignorant? Not stupid, but so blissful that everything melts away for a lifetime, a day, an hour, a few minutes?
The feeling of knowing is overpowering. I can’t smile and move on. I look into the eyes of a stranger on the street and suddenly it feels like the entire illusion of time is stopping and I’m thinking, “He’s human. I’m human. We’re both mortal, is there some point to these seemingly meaningless lives of ours?”
My art derives from a sick existential standpoint. I don’t want it to.
But I know it must.
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I’m with Zoe 🤔 self love 💕

I’m always that nice girl with a sweet smile, the girl that people think I can’t do bad things. People around me are expecting me to be something they want me to be– but I am not that someone they thought I am. They thought I don’t know how to feel stressed or any bad thoughts inside my mind because I smile, always smiling, laughing and they are deceived by that smile of mine. I hate it, I hate that no one stares in my eyes and just silently embrace me because their hearts got touched by the way they stared at me and I just want to be the real me freely but nevertheless I’m starting to love myself more than anyone else; I’m starting to accept the flaws I hate about myself; I’m starting to overcome my fears in my head, to fight the sudden anxiety and depression.

After all, I am who I am and all I have is myself.

—  L., Self-Love
I promise you don’t know real love, until you have truly fallen in love with yourself. Life is so different then. You live different. You breath different. Your fears are different. Your creativity is different. You think different. You laugh different. But most of all, you love different.
—  Treka L. House

You may lose your best friend and feel lonely
You may lose the love of your life and feel lonely
You may never return to the city you call home and feel lost
But you will feel the most lonely when you lose yourself.
That’s when you’ve really lost someone worth fighting for.
That’s when you must accept all your mistakes and all your flaws
And that’s when you must forgive yourself.
Because the hardest person you will ever have to forgive is you.

It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.
—  The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, 1925
Make moments to just pause and reflect. Feel gratitude. Notice all of the positive things in your life that you may be taking for granted. Life in its entirety is a gift; be thankful for it.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin