stop dreaming start living

Life in your thirties

If you’re single, don’t compare your life to the people around you getting married and having kids. They’re not as happy as you think. If you’re a parent, be present more than anything else. If you’re divorced, embrace it. This is your rebirth. Walk with certainty. Be kind to your parents. Stop dreaming and start living them. You’ve earned what you know and no one can take that away. Know that. Tighten your strainer. Work on your relationships. Draw boundaries with Sharpie instead of chalk. Fight for something. Create. Write a book. Get out of your head and house. Chase experiences not things. Stop carrying things that are not yours to own. Lean toward your fears. Do everything for the stretch. Date better. Cook. Play loud. Fuck like you mean it. Be mindful. Drink water. Turn your dial to give. Love your body. Seek nectar. Punch the sky, not a clock. Live in color. Resist nothing.

stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. it doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. it just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. the reality is that there is no one correct path in life. everyone has their own unique journey. a path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. and that’s okay. your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. it’s just different. your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. you’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. so stop comparing, and start living.

“Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living.” — Daniell Koepke

I've spent my life lost
in hazy skies, dreaming of
what lies beyond them.
—  e.m.b, I need to stop dreaming and start living.
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lwd and skop challenge day 1 | a parallel: ryke then vs. ryke now

He shrouds these parts of himself, as if they’re reminders of how he was raised. As the “yes kid” who did what his mother asked him. The yes kid has no opinions of his own. The yes kid has no voice.

-Connor Cobalt, Fuel the Fire

So I’m the anchor and the phoenix, and it was around this time that I learned to run for me. I stopped winning for my fucking mom, for my dad. Every achievement, every good grade- that was mine. I started living my dreams and I stopped living theirs.

-Ryke Meadows, Hothouse Flower

penny dreadful characters as wolfpupy tweets
  • vanessa ives: stop living in a dream world and start living in the regular nightmare world all of the rest of us live in
  • victor frankenstein: the best way to solve problems is to create more problems until you are dead
  • sembene: if i found a genie of the lamp i would throw it in the ocean, i have no time for that
  • sir malcolm: learning from mistakes is for people who recognise that they make mistakes. i dont give a shit
  • dorian gray: yeah i looked both ways before crossing the street, i looked both 'handsome' and 'radiant', too bad i got hit by that car
  • evelyn poole: reached the limit of what you can do with imagination? why not try occult dark magic
  • john clare: seems to me if we all worked together to make my life better then eventually everyone elses lives would get better at some point probably
  • lily: some people change, some people stay the same, and some people do a third other thing
  • proteus: i wasnt born yesterday, i was born 5 weeks ago.
  • ferdinand lyle: archaeologists have found hieroglyphs on the wall of a hidden chamber inside king tut's tomb that confirms he was a damn bitch
  • ethan chandler: awoooooo
Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living.
—  Daniell Koepke
Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living.
—  Daniell Koepke