so i took a risk

“I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books– accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago– just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care.”

Furiosa, drawn in PS. I had an earlier version of this with a blue background, which wasn’t working for me, so I took a risk with some pink grapefruit. I like it better!

[Caption: A realistic digital painting of Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road. Portrait is from the waist up. Furiosa has a shaved head and is wearing frayed post-apocalyptic clothing. There are scratches on her bare arms and smudges of dirt on her face. She’s gazing intensely to the right. Most of her body is in shadow. The background is deep pink-orange.]

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jasper jordan + being appreciated and loved by many, probably for the first time in his young life, for risking his own life to save maya

Faking It 2x07 Recap 'The not at all jealous Karma edition'

I already see people complaining about how long it took for Bambam to speak up, but the way Bambam apologizes in his comment (“I don’t want to stay quiet like this“) makes it sound like perhaps he’s speaking without permission even now, so this could very well be the earliest chance he had to leave a message. Perhaps he just wanted to make sure to say something before being on a 15 hour flight and losing another day so he took the risk of trouble.

I understand that his apology is brief and is certainly not enough to soothe all the hurt his words caused, but he promised that he will apologize further when he gets back to Korea, so I ask that everyone please accept this for now. Please temporarily accept that Bambam is trying to apologize, and let’s all take a step back and give him time and understanding until he can fully say what he wants to say.

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“There were several outcomes I foresaw, and a highly probable chance she’d use the Red Eye to escape.”

“So you took that risk?!”

“I weighed costs and benefits. If I went with her, I could have handled the consequences. I had everything under control, and now we know she’s serious about joining us.”

“I can’t believe you’d gamble earth to test her.”

“It wasn’t a gamble, Pearl, I could see all the cards.”

GUYS
A LOT OF MUSIC REPORTERS ARE PREDICTING THAT 1989 WILL NOT PASS THE MILLION MARK FOR FIRST WEEK SALES
LETS PLEASE PROVE THEM WRONG
REMEMBER IF YOURE BUYING MULTIPLE COPIES OF THE PHYSICAL CD THEY SHOULD BE SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS OR THEY ALL COUNT AS ONE SALE
YOU CAN GIFT THE DIGITAL ALBUM TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO HAVE NOT BOUGHT IT YET AND THAT COUNTS AS A SALE
PLEASE GUYS
LETS MAKE HISTORY WITH THIS ALBUM!!! TAYLOR WORKED SO HARD AND TOOK SO MANY RISKS I WANT HER TO KNOW IT HAS PAID OFF!

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Had a sub today in geometry so I took the risk of neglecting the classwork assignment to study for my ap world test today :o its okay though because the classwork was also homework ;-)
The ap world test was really hard!! Not many questions from the textbook and lots on analysis ㅠㅠ
Really tired because I stayed up all night doing math homework, chem labs, and ap world revision so im hitting the hay at 5 :-)

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The Light at the End. 


I used watercolor pencils at first but it looked terrible, so I desided to take a risk and took acrylic.

I am not a poet.

I wrote your name on a cigarette once. In black ink. With a heart right next to it.
I remember the day I bought them like it was yesterday.
You told me to pick one and flip it over, cause it was lucky.
Smoke it last.
I wasn’t into smoking. But it felt like you.
It was your brand, but minty.
It felt like us two.
You were always so much more hardcore than I could be. I was careful, you took risks. You gave no fucks but I gave enough for the both of us.
You weren’t always honest, but neither was I. We both did each other wrong. An eye for an eye.
I got through my first cigarette and panicked cause it made my Jeep smell. I know you would’ve laughed.
I smoked a few with my friends, drank enough beers to make me laugh, and took a hit of shit I never wanted to.
Got the spins and had to call you.
Didn’t touch another one until you left, til I left you, til we left eachother.
We started talking again and I knew it was wrong.
The poison was there again, eating away at my lungs. Burning my throat with every word I said to you.
And I found myself with nothing more than a half a pack of cigarettes.
Fuck it.
Sat around a pool and told everyone it was the last I’d think of you.
Took the one marked with your name and lit it without even a second of hesitation.
Drag after drag, the letters started to fade, flaking off; singeing.
The act taking no longer than a minute.
But that box of cigarettes and your box of clothes have sat in the same corner of my room for months now. No one knows it but me.
No one wonders what’s inside. And yet I can’t throw it away, and I won’t.
I smoked the luck right out of my life.
Not even for a second did I say my goodbyes.
I’m not a poet, I’m just filled with lies.
I’m not a person who sits here and cries.
I am but a fraction of a girl with no hope inside.
The luck has been sucked dry.
The luck went up in embers and then flickered out.
It died.

There was a boy
Who I didnt love him

But then he told me
That he loved me

I took the risk
So I started knowing
What was falling

In the end
I fell in love so hard with him
It was like a rollercoster(ish)

Because when I was on the top
He just pulled me down

Cause he told me
That all was a lie
That he never meant to love me, and back.
So he never did.
He never did when he saw me
He never did when he hug me
He never did when he broke me.

—  I.G
I GOT IN BITCHES!! I'M GONNA BE A VET!

2 years i have been working for this while my all friends were already in college. I worked so hard to achieve this took a risk and finally i did it. FOLLOW YOUR DREAM KIDS AND WORK HARD FOR THEM!

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Perfectly delicious blueberry scones
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Scones were never an easy subject for me. If you’re reading my blog from time to time you most probably know about my many failures in the matter. Well, not anymore! I made this awesome scones with feta and herbs some time ago and it turned out perfectly yummy. I assumed that my bad luck is over but still… I was a bit scared. After so many failures with fruit scones I didn’t feel like trying again. I know that you may be thinking - scones are easy to make. Not for me. I can prepare some crazy complicated meals, but scones… not so much. This time I took a risk, if you can call “a risk” a recipe created by an amazing baker. I’m talking here about Monet, if you don’t know her blog yet, check it out. I’ve tried many of her sweet treats and I was always satisfied. I replaced few ingredients but only because I didn’t have everything needed at home. You can use two kinds of yogurt or just one or half half if you’re living in a country where you can get one (I haven’t seen it in Berlin). I’m telling you, this scones are amazing. I made 6 and they disappeared just like this. Ok I live with Tomasz, so I kind of know how they disappeared ;)

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You will need for 6:

  • 225g all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 50g butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup soy yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 egg yolk and a little hazelnut milk, beaten together (for glaze)

In a bowl place flour, baking powder and salt. Mix the ingredients and add a butter cut in small cubes and rub it into the flour mix. Add thyme, yogurts (you can choose one), sugar, blueberries and mix everything with a wooden spoon. Then start to knead it delicately. Form a round shape about 2 cm high. Cut round shapes using a form or a glass. Brush each scone with an egg yolk mixed with milk.

Bake in 200*C (400*F) for about 15 minutes.

Enjoy, Marta

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  • The Lucky One/Wildest Dreams mp3
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This is a sort of mashup I did of Wildest Dreams and The Lucky One this morning! I spent a lot of time making this, utting it together and recording this so I hope you like it! This is me singing and playing guitar so please don’t judge because I took a huge risk posting this as it is the first full cover I have ever posted anywhere! taylorswift

Whenever i see you, i can’t help but to feel my heart skipped a beat. I don’t know what i’m feeling. Honestly i don’t like what i’m feeling right now. Your sweetness, the way you cared and the way you look at me gives unfamiliar feeling. Why am i feeling this way? Whenever you’re around my whole world stops revolving and you’re the person i can see. I guess you’re not that hard to love. I can see the sincerity and willingness to make me feel your love. You made me feel special and important. You showed me that i am worthy to be loved. You’re even addressing me using sweet endearment. Little by little you’re showing me that you’re unlike the others i committed myself with. Until one day, i find myself falling for you. I thought i could stop myself from falling for you but the more i resist it the more i will fall. So i just took the risk. But you were not there when i am about to fall. You just left me hanging. I thought you’re going to catch me but where are you? You let me fall hard on the floor, broken, hopeless and miserable. You’re so unfair.  After making me fall for you, you’ll just leave me hanging. How could you be so cruel?
—  but still, i never regret falling for you
The Fourth Diamond: Closed Starter for Blackstardiopside

The three Gems stood outside the entrance to the residential quarters. Peridotite and Blue Diamond stood next to each other as White Diamond leant against the stone wall, her arms crossed.

“I am glad you were able to convince Yellow Diamond to agree to this.” Peridotite commented as she leant on her cane. “You both took great risks. If I may say so, perhaps too many. We cannot pretend Yellow Diamond will be as supportive of you in future.”

Blue was staring into the distance, her mind ticking over. “No doubt she believes that using the Diamond Protocol on a Gem she believes to be…Lesser stock would only end in tragedy.”

White clenched her fists. “She can believe whatever she wants. Black Star is more then worthy to join our ranks.” She stopped and tried to shake off a thought. “I have no doubt she will survive the process.”