This past October, I went on a retreat that changed my life. Not like the cheesy kind of life change that happens in the romance novels you were obsessed with in middle school, but the actual kind of life change that shakes your soul to the core. The necklace pictured I received on the last day of the retreat, and I took it off for the first time since October to take this photograph.
On the retreat, you participate in personal reflections to find out what and who in your life are helping you grow and are helping you towards happiness. The other objects pictured represent that growth and journey. The CD is a mixtape that my dad made me to help me sleep as a child, and I still listen to it today. I attribute my passion for music (my future career) to him. The letters are from my mom–my best friend. I cannot read them without crying. The polaroid is a picture of 2/4 members of “The Nest.” I do not know where I would be today without The Nest; they are my rock. I journal everyday and have for the past two years. The journal pictured is my journal from when I was going through difficult times in my life. I read it on occasion to remind myself the beauty that comes from struggle and that tomorrow is always a new day.
Not everyone’s desperately forcing themselves into a finance or computer science degree in the hopes of a steady job post-graduation. Droves of students are still opting for degrees as diverse as performing arts and health professions, according to data recently collected from LinkedIn.
Out of the 650 schools on FORBES’ Top Colleges list this year, social sciences is the second-most popular area studied. Communications and psychology also showed up in the top 10.
Growing up in a country with so much problems has not been an easy thing; specifically for someone who has always been going against the flow.
People in Palestine have more than enough issues to care about than someone’s sexual orientation, or religious views, but not me. As a result of being critical, debating on a daily basis, and fighting for other people’s rights and freedom, I got death threats, and a week of dismissal from school.
In the bottom right corner of this picture, you can see a book, one that was the turning point of the little 4-year-old me. This book is a scientific encyclopedia for young people, talking about animals! How could a book of scientific terms and information, and literally zero philosophy or ideological bias change me so much, that I’d not care about all the bullying I’ve got -and still getting- for just wanting to be a veterinarian? This is what I could not find the answer for.
Later on, I got into fights, and harsh arguments, that put my life in danger because I encouraged people to accept the difference, and helped some embrace themselves, and be tolerant with their identity and others’.
If there’s one thing I’d choose that made me who I am today, and who I’ll turn up to be in the future, then it’s this little encyclopedia talking about mammals and birds!
hi i’m raiya (18, est, she/her)~~ um i haven’t done a tumblr rp in 20 years but i’m really excited to be here! under the cut are some facts about my beautiful baby anan. please like this or message me if you wanna plot ♡♡
Hello!! I’m Kat, 23 from a small country that produces amazing chocolate called Switzerland. I’ll be playing Layla, a med student from New York and she’s one of the first muses I created when I started roleplaying like five years ago, but I haven’t played her in years. Here you can find her wanted CONNECTIONS and her STATS. I’d love to plot with all of you, if you want to plot just hit me up.
Words can’t describe how much each of these things means to me. This past year or so have been the hardest years of my life, but these things have helped me through it all.
Most of my possessions shown are pretty self-explanatory on how they’ve influenced my life. My favorite book, my journal, notes from loved ones, and jewelry from my grandmothers are very important to me for obvious reasons, but the thing that has changed my life the most is definitely music, specifically by twenty one pilots.
Twenty One Pilots has been the one thing that I know is always there for me through my toughest moments. The lyrics in every single song are significant and beautiful in their own way. Even though I don’t know Tyler personally, he understands me in ways I don’t even understand myself. I owe this band my life, and they’re the reason I’m still alive.
Unlike his younger sister Makayla, Alec has always been the quiet Jeffers child. Which left him to be the odd one out in his family. There was never an rivalry between Alec and Makayla. He was aware that Makayla was the favorite since she was the baby but Alec was bothered by that fact. It meant less focus was on him - which was fine with him. While his sister and Emory were extremely outgoing Alec preferred to be by himself and would often spends days in his room alone working on his art. The only thing Jeffers thing about him was the fact he was an artist in his own respect and the fact the boy was a bit full of himself at times. Despite the differences he loves his sister and Emory to death. Alec couldn’t have asked for a better parent and having Mariela has an honorary mom figure meant that Alec was given the best of the best. So, yeah he can’t complain too much.
Alec tried dancing but his heart just wasn’t in it the way his sister’s was. Instead the boy found a calling in art. From sketching to glass blowing, Alec made beautiful art with his hands. His go to had always been drawing. He always has a sketch pad with him where he jots down drawings of the people in his life and turns them into a comic book characters. After all he does have some pretty interesting characters in his life. He hopes to become a comic book artist when he’s older. Preferably for Marvel or DC, that would be great.
he might be quest and reserved when you first meet him but once you open Alec up the boy is a lot more like Emory than he gives himself credit for. He has a way with words and is notorious for having deep conversations with people (mostly when he’s getting high is when those conversations tend to happen). He’s easy going as hell so if you want to deal with the calmer Jeffers child then Alec is your guy.
BACKGROUND : Growing up the son of the ministry of magic Logan was a well known kid from a “good” family. However things were not always great in the Williams house. Corruption was flying left and right and the Ministry with those choosing the side of darkness and those desperately trying to vanquish it. Unfortunately for Logan his father fell to the side of the dark ones. He watched his father lead a double life and knew that was never for him. He would do whatever it took not to turn out like his father.
Getting to Hogwarts and sorted into Gryffindor Logan quickly took to Quidditch. He loved flying around and the adrenaline rush of the sport. Which somehow landed him captain of the team after seven years. A title he took pride in. Logan is not sure of where he is going to go once he has to leave his safe haven of Hogwarts and go back to a world of corruption, however he knows with his friends and his teachers to help him he’ll figure it out.