this is an important life lesson

I would always say to myself and others that “idk why I feel like this” when I felt any kind of feeling that I wasn’t really familiar with.
Deep down I would know what I was feeling, but even deeper down I knew I was scared to dive into this feeling and really dissect it to actually figure it out..
I was feeling more quiet than usual. Uncomfortable, actually.
I pushed away and distanced myself from things that once had value and importance in my life.. I didn’t understand why I wasn’t feeling connected to these things anymore until the other day. I knew that in these moments, I needed to sit with self, talk to self, feel, relax, breathe and just listen. I did and finally, I was seeing them for what they truly were, all just memories and lessons that should’ve been left in the past. Why didn’t I see this before? I wasn’t trying to look passed it anymore or continue to claim them as things they no longer were. I had a habit of holding onto things that once made me feel comfortable and loved or wanted, even if it wasn’t real. -at one point in my life I didn’t know how to make myself feel the way I wanted to, I would look to others to make me feel what I thought would be good but turned into the opposite. I was weak, naive, and I wasn’t loving myself so no wonder why I was attracting people and circumstances that aligned to that frequency. I didn’t want to be that girl and I didn’t have to be, I was holding onto things that didn’t have to be me. Now, closing the doors to chapters that I no longer have to dwell on.
I’ve let go and I realized why I had been so unusually quiet.

When you realize it's been exactly 7 years since How To Train Your Dragon came out in theaters and you just feel a lot of things.

HTTYD will always be my favorite movie. Not just for the witty writing or the original storyline but for the animation and the all around likable characters as well as many other things it did so incredibly well.

I saw this film four different times in theaters and many more on DVD. Every time I rewatch it I fall more and more in love. It’s important to see something so brilliant come out of a children’s animation studio in the day and age when animation is being taken less seriously. These films have taken an approach to storytelling that is different. They are packed with heart and important lessons about family, loyalty and being true to who you really are inside.

It’s been 7 years since the film that completely changed my outlook on life and animation in general. I can’t wait for 3!

  • what she says: avatar is one of my favorite shows.
  • what she means: avatar: the last airbender is one of the best shows i have ever seen. words cannot describe how much this show means to me. every single one of the characters were diverse, three-dimensional, and well-written, with arcs and character development that were all beautifully orchestrated. the characters were all so human, with flaws, and ambitions, and compelling back stories and motivations. it even shows how the antagonists weren't evil and heartless monsters, but how they were just as human as the heroes. the stories the show itself followed were just as beautiful, mixing humor and playfulness with important, hard-hitting life lessons that have shaped me as a person. the show stressed the importance of friendships and familial bonds, and how everyone is not only deserving of redemption, but can achieve it. it showed the strength in kindness and humility and forgiveness, and how you aren't defined by your past. it showed that just because you're related by blood to someone doesn't mean they're your family, and how friends can be your family too. the show even depicted how animals can be like family. it showed how unhealthy relationships and abuse work, and it showed how you can move and work past those things. it taught how to deal with grief and pain, and how those things can help you grow as a person. it showed that even if everyone is telling you something is right, it doesn't mean it is, and that you should stand up for what's truly right. the visuals were absolutely stunning, and the soundtrack is the best soundtrack of any show or movie i've ever heard. the stories and the characters of this show have resonated with me deeply, and are still affecting me today. to me, nothing will ever compare to avatar: the last airbender.

january 1, 2017 | new year’s resolutions 

1. Be happy. Fill out the 52 Lists for Happiness every week. Revel in the small moments that give you joy. Pull friends closer and cut out negativity. Meditate.

2. Love yourself. Become the person you would fall in love with. Eat healthy, exercise, sleep and prioritize yourself. Learn to accept mistakes and failure. 

3. Read for pleasure. Schedule time for it. Reading is one of the great joys of life. It’s about time you rediscover it. 

4. Make good art. Carry your sketchbook everywhere. “Do not try to paint the grandiose thing. Paint the commonplace so that it will be distinguished.”

5. Journal. Make time for it, because it is so worth it. You will learn new things, make sense of yourself, and decompress. Later, it will be so so important. 

6. Learn new things. Do it out of your own self-interest. Be open-minded, and remember that lessons can come from anyone, anywhere. 

7. Seize opportunities. Stretch your comfort zone. Do not be afraid to believe. You will not regret the things you did, only the things you didn’t do. 

This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail. You can’t know what it’s like to feel holy until you know what it’s like to feel really fucking evil. And you can’t be birthed again until you’ve died.
—  Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside
On the cold autumn days when you feel out of place and sick to your stomach and you feel like your tears could fall for hours, those are the days when you should take time to yourself for a while. Write, finish that book you’re reading, watch something on YouTube to make you laugh, drink some hot tea, and then take a nap in your favorite hoodie. Make sure you take care of yourself when the world makes the mistake of not noticing how amazing you are.
—  just be here. be yourself. be alive.
15 Important Life Lessons

1. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Learn to laugh at your mistakes.

2. Life is too short it to waste it on resentments, bitterness or grudges you’re holding against others.

3. You don’t have to win every argument and fight. Sometimes it’s OK to just agree to disagree.

4. Make peace with your past - then let it go, and move on.

5. Choose to go after what brings you happiness.

6. Don’t compare yourself to others.

7. It doesn’t really matter what others think about you – just live your own life and be true to who you are.

8. Life isn’t always fair – but sometimes good things happen, too!

9. Ignore your feelings – and keep taking the next step.

10. Ask for what you want.

11. Don’t suffer in silence – reach out for support.

12. Everything changes.

13. Be willing to experiment and try something new.

14. The most important thing is to love and be loved.

15. Believe that the best is yet to come.

I’ll tell you to take care of yourself when I can’t even force myself to eat or get any rest

I’ll tell you that life is so important yet I’ll constantly contemplate it 

I’ll tell you to be open about your emotions when I keep all mine bottled up inside

I’ll tell you to love yourself even though I’m full of self hate and regret 

I’ll tell you that the bad days can be overcome when it’s been 6 years and I still can’t get over them

You see I tell you all these lessons yet I can never seem to take my own advice. I’ll tell you to put yourself first but yet somehow when it comes down to who to take care of, you always seem to come ahead. I wish I could care for myself, the way I care about you. I’m sorry that I’m such a liar and that all the things I say to you I don’t believe are true. I’m sorry that I can’t take care of myself but insist I can take care of you.

—  I wish I wasn’t so hypocritical 
My Chemical Romance Asks
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b></b> I brought you my bullets, You brought me your love<p/><b>Romance:</b> Who was your first love?<p/><b>Honey, this mirror isn't big enough for the two of us:</b> Is there a side of yourself that no one knows about?<p/><b>Vampires will never hurt you:</b> Vampires or angry men?<p/><b>Drowning Lessons:</b> Plan on getting married?<p/><b>Our Lady of Sorrows:</b> Are you religious?<p/><b>Headfirst for Halos:</b> Are you hopeful? If so, what for?<p/><b>Skylines and Turnstiles:</b> An important event that changed your life or perspective?<p/><b>Early Sunsets Over Monroeville:</b> What's your favorite horror movie?<p/><b>This Is the Best Day Ever:</b> Ever been to the hospital?<p/><b>Cubicles:</b> Where would you be without My Chem?<p/><b>Demolition Lovers:</b> Would you die for your current lover?<p/><b></b> Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge<p/><b>Helena:</b> Have you lost a family member or friend?<p/><b>Give 'Em Hell, Kid:</b> Have you ever considered committing murder?<p/><b>To The End:</b> Corpse Bride. Yay or nay?<p/><b>You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison:</b> Ever committed a crime?<p/><b>I'm Not Okay (I Promise):</b> Ever felt out of place?<p/><b>The Ghost of You:</b> Ever cried while watching a movie?<p/><b>The Jetset Life is Gonna Kill You:</b> Ever been cheated on or have cheated?<p/><b>Interlude:</b> Favorite My Chem song?<p/><b>Thank You for the Venom:</b> Ever wrote something stupid on a t-shirt?<p/><b>Hang 'Em High:</b> Ever shot a gun?<p/><b>It's Not a Fashion Statement, It's a Fucking Deathwish:</b> Who's your best friend?<p/><b>Cemetery Drive:</b> What's the hardest drive you've experienced?<p/><b></b> The Black Parade<p/><b>The End:</b> Ever thought it'd be the end for you?<p/><b>Dead!:</b> Ever wanted to die?<p/><b>This Is How I Disappear:</b> Ever done something to someone that you can't forgive yourself for?<p/><b>The Sharpest Lives:</b> Are you anxious?<p/><b>Welcome to the Black Parade:</b> What's your favorite memory?<p/><b>I Don't Love You:</b> Have you ever stopped loving them?<p/><b>House of Wolves:</b> What is your favorite era?<p/><b>Cancer:</b> Old or new?<p/><b>Mama:</b> Ever disappointed your parents?<p/><b>Sleep:</b> Any bad dreams?<p/><b>Teenagers:</b> Are you scared of people your own age?<p/><b>Disenchanted:</b> What changed your life for the better?<p/><b>Famous Last Words:</b> What changed your mind about things?<p/><b>Blood:</b> Any hidden secrets no one knows?<p/><b>Danger Days:</b> The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys<p/><b>Look Alive, Sunshine:</b> What time do you wake up?<p/><b>Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na):</b> What gives you strength?<p/><b>Bulletproof Heart:</b> Do you miss anyone right now?<p/><b>SING:</b> Who is your idol?<p/><b>Planetary (GO!):</b> Biggest accomplishment?<p/><b>The Only Hope for Me Is:</b> Do you consider yourself hopeless?<p/><b>Jet Star and The Kobra Kid/Traffic Report:</b> What's your favorite go-to outfit?<p/><b>Party Poison:</b> Do you speak different languages?<p/><b>Save Yourself, I'll Hold Them Back:</b> What is your biggest wish?<p/><b>S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W:</b> Biggest regrets?<p/><b>Summertime:</b> Who's got you excited for the summer?<p/><b>DESTROYA:</b> If you could save anyone in the world from danger/poverty/war/etc. Who would it be?<p/><b>The Kids From Yesterday:</b> What do you wish you could tell your past self?<p/><b>Goodnite, Dr. Death:</b> Opinions on standing for the National Anthem?<p/><b>Vampire Money:</b> What is your catchphrase irl?<p/></p><p/><

Futurama Appreciation Week

Day seven, free choice: Inspiring Moments

Love doesn’t share itself with the world. Love is suspicious, love is needy, love is fearful, love is greedy.

8 Important Life Lessons

1. You only have this moment so live in the “now”.

2. Life is over quickly so fight for what matters – your values and beliefs … hopes and dreams … and those you love.

3. If you make the sacrifice, you will reap the benefits.

4. Procrastination keeps you tied to yesterday. For what you do today will determine your tomorrow.

5. See failure as lesson, and a bridge to success. We all fail at times – it’s the way we grow and learn.

6. The most important relationship you have in this the life is the relationship that you have with yourself. So value, affirm and believe in yourself.

7. What we do – not what we say – reveals our true character.

8. Remember to be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle.

2016 ask
  1. What were your favourite albums of the year?
  2. What were your favourite movies of the year?
  3. What was your favourite TV show this year?
  4. What were your favourite songs of the year?
  5. What was your favourite musical discovery?
  6. What is the most important lesson you learned this year?
  7. What or who are you most thankful for this year?
  8. Favourite book you read this year?
  9. What accomplishment from this year are you most proud of?
  10. Did you travel at all this year?  If yes, what was your favourite place you visited?
  11. What was the most challenging event that happened in your life this year?
  12. What was your favourite memory of the past year?
  13. What was your favourite gift you received this year?
  14. What was your best purchase of the year?
  15. Did you try anything for the first time this year?
  16. What was your favourite month of the year?
  17. What do you wish you had done more of this year?
  18. What do you wish you had done less of this year?
  19. Post your favourite picture of yourself from this year.
  20. What is your biggest goal for this next year?
  21. What are you looking forward to most about this next year?

But honestly Mystic Messenger has some good life lessons:

• Happiness is more important than money
• Good looks are fantastic, but talent and ability are important too
• Gaming is fun, but studying is important
• Take care of yourself
• People are more complex than they seem
• Don’t be a jackass