souls searching

after much soul searching and deliberation i have decided it is beautiful and not extremely sad how intensely we miss taylor swift and how enormous an impact her absence is having on our lives i’m so grateful to everyone who has been here to support me through this painstaking process

Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.

John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

anonymous asked:

I think I might be bisexual and I'm so confused and don't know if it's just that I think girl on girl is hot or if im actually bi and the girls I kinda like are just girl crushes instead of real, I like you crushes

dude it took me years to actually come to terms with the fact that I’m bi. you’ve gotta do some soul searching and digging to find out.

homestuck is great cause there’s not just stellar lgbt+ representation, but there’s so many different approaches to sexuality.

  • Rose is obviously not straight, and never really has any deep soul-searching or personal arc related to that. She just is, and everyone (including her) just accepts that and moves on.
  • On the flip side, Dave’s entire personal arc is directly related to compulsory heterosexuality and internalized homophobia. He goes on a serious journey to discover who he’s attracted to and what that means to him.
  • Meanwhile Jake is generally questioning, and even at the end (pre-credits, idk about after) has no real idea what his sexuality is. and the best part is, he’s pretty much okay with that.
  • And Dirk is 100% only attracted to men, and (being dirk) has clearly thought about it before, but is really hesitant to deal with labels. he just dates who he likes and that’s about it.
  • Finally there’s Roxy, who is basically attracted to everyone and mostly seems like she just doesn’t care about defining what that means.

I could go on, but I really love how it showcases how different everyone is and that there’s no real ‘right’ way to do sexuality. It’s ultimately just whatever makes you happy.

  • Hufflepuff: staring into someone's eyes; soul searching; irrevocable trust; falling asleep on them; constant and immediate comfort while being with or around them; the feeling you get when wrapped in a blanket next to a fire on a freezing winter day; gentle smiles from across a crowded room
  • Slytherin: silent understanding; always being heard (even if you aren't always answered); blank faces but smiling eyes; the fear and rush of sharing secrets; hands comfortingly resting on or guiding shoulders; always knowing what you're coming home to; remembering the little things; inside jokes; the silence of listening to/sharing your favorite music
  • Ravenclaw: knowing looks exchanged from across the room; hiding smiles behind hands; falling asleep in the middle of a conversation (because you didn't want it to end); a good nights sleep after a restless week; finding someone who understands; a completely judgement free zone
  • Gryffindor: the adrenaline rush after riding a roller coaster; loud laughter from everyone in the room; always feeling included; when you can't stop smiling; inappropriately timed jokes in necessary environments; getting high-fived by a stranger; the feeling of being bear hugged

The best 40 seconds of my solo at the hospital today. Listen to that high note at 27 seconds!

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It took so much work to realize and accept that you are nonbinary.

You had to live in uncertainty to obtain this knowledge. You had to do such deep soul searching. You had to uproot so much of what you thought you were.

But you made it this far.

You did so well.

And while few may acknowledge this monumental accomplishment, I do.

I’m proud of you.

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Since the election of President-elect Donald Trump, the organizations that make up the Movement for Black Lives have been in soul-searching mode.

About 35 organizers from the Movement for Black Lives — including the Black Youth Project 100, BlackBird and the Southerners on New Ground — met at an undisclosed location in Tennessee, just over a week after the presidential election, to discuss what they will do to protect their communities under Donald Trump’s administration. Dante Barry, executive director of the national racial justice group Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, who attended the retreat, said emotions among the gathered activists were palpable.

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