wake up to this and feel inspired

j-dot-laur  asked:

One of my most solid head canons for Graffiti Pete and Sonny is inspired by a play I saw Robin in a few months ago. Sonny still sometimes gets anxiety attacks. Especially at night. Music makes him feel better when he's nervous. If Sonny wakes up from a nightmare, or when he's anxious in general, Pete puts on slow, instrumental music. He hugs Sonny, and they just kind of slow dance until Sonny feels better.

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Poor boy can barely sleep on those nights and Pete just holds him and kinda rocks while he calms down. 

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This week’s spread featuring my winter essentials. I’ve been waking up rather anxious every morning this week (for no legit reason), so I’ve been trying to wake up earlier than usual. Having lots of time for your morning routine really allows you to go slow on groggy mornings; It’s never too early for some self care, and starting the morning out right will make your whole day feel a lot less tiring!

Now Playing:

Death And All His Friends- Coldplay

Coming Alive- Kodaline

Growing Pains- From one archetype to another

Aries: The Brash to The Inspiring

Aries can go through this kind of awkward stage where they feel like they are finding their footing, finding that right balance between outright aggression to assertiveness, to being able to wake the people up around them and provoke a reaction. They know how to go from a full, fledged flame to a flickering spark that ignites something in others, yet without that clumsy intimidation. They are the perfect example of a personality whose biggest fall, whose impulsive reactions can turn to something magical in a little more maturity. They are the ones that teach us to stand back up when we fall.

Taurus: The Materialist to The Grounded

Taurus can be people of excess from a personality that loves luxury and comfort, yet add this to their sensual nature, there can become parts of their life that are defined by seeking satisfaction purely in the tangible realm, where they become trapped in this feeling of want yet perpetually dissatisfied when they seem to get it. Yet, when they bloom into something beyond this, they are often a grounding presence in the lives of others, someone that can take a moment to stop and really soak in their environment, to appreciate the simple pleasures of this Earth. They often grow into people that learn how to practice gratitude, thanking the Sun for rising in the morning.

Gemini: The Jumbled to The Teacher

Gemini are never consistent, adding to their cluttered charm and chaotic charisma, finding knowledge and curiosity in everything from the smallest piece of trivia to the most profound study of governing laws. They are adept at being receptive to information in general, yet often they grow into a kind of messenger of sorts, someone that finds themselves in their element while educating others. They manage to deliver information in an interesting, witty, adaptable manner, where no matter the view, ability or learning style of their students, there is a side of them that is compatible with each individual.

Cancer: The Weary to The Open Arms

Cancer can grow to feel that their instinct to often take care of others is somehow a detriment, a weakness perhaps, often through external influences. Yet there is a time when they may just break through this barrier, to take their natural understanding of the human condition and psyche into the service of others, which in return releases resistance they have to themselves and their own nature. They often grow to be compassionate, creative and receptive individuals, where that defensiveness and weariness in themselves can turn to traits that are often missing in this world, to a kindness and care much like those figures in books we feel at home with.

Leo: The Egoist to The Giving

Leo can be very in touch with their sense of ego, with who they are and what they want out of life, maybe even to the detriment of the people around them at times. There is a demanding quality in them, something that wants the whole world and more, yet through growth and maturity, they manage to somehow flip this with the knowledge that if they want so greatly, then others must to, an awareness that goes beyond themselves. With this often comes golden generosity, the ability to take with the expectation that they will also give too. They want to feel like number one, but they grow to understand that maybe so do other people too.

Virgo: The Cluttered to The Healer

Virgo can feel like they have heightened senses, the ability to zoom in on the fine details to the disadvantage to the broad horizon, maybe even leaving them with the knowledge of anything that goes amiss, no matter how small. They are often high strung and process things very quickly, a jitteriness to them at times. Yet this ability to really see and understand the details can give them this natural healing ability, the talent of extending their hand to those that may struggle with daily tasks or living to a high quality in the day to day. This should and cannot be undervalued, and they know this. They often have an intuitive knowledge of the human body, natural remedies and more importantly, simple kindness.

Libra: The Swayed to The Just

Libra can find that keeping the peace feels better that sticking to their own will, that creating a charming atmosphere of compromise is easier than bringing about conflict. Yet, this can be a wonderful trait for diffusing anger or aggression, of being able to unite the left with the right and still be able to smile at the end of it. As they grow however, they often find a value system to live by, a way of judging the world around them but with an open mind and heart, whether this is to do with the law or their own code of morality. They appreciate and believe in a system whereby everyone is treated well and fairly, but ultimately judge things justly too.

Scorpio: The Secretive to The Liberator

Scorpio can be reserved to the extreme, building walls between themselves and the people around them, yet this often comes about because of their empathic nature, of needing a break from soaking in the atmosphere and the emotions of the people around them. As they go through personal growth, they can intuit the motives and the thoughts of the people around them, bringing the darkest and most unappealing aspects of ourselves into the light. They can grow into people that can find beauty in the parts of ourselves that we hide away, teaching us to release resistance to them. With this, they can be our liberators.

Sagittarius: The Irresponsible to The Mentor

Sagittarius find their spirit in living as freely as they can, to losing the plans in place of something that gives them the liberty to live how they want to, when they want to. They don’t do well with too much structure or restriction, yet in others eyes, this can lead to a recklessness, an inability to obey the rules of others and instead live without responsibility. Yet, as they grow older and under the guidance of their home house, the ninth house of higher learning and travel, they often find themselves as a spirit that seeks wisdom in many forms, and beyond this, seeks to give this wisdom to others. Their infectious spirit can fill the pages of books, but also fill the minds of those that admire them.

Capricorn: The Restricted to The Visioned

Capricorn know the struggles of their ruling planet Saturn, the planet of lessons, as they are often a reserved personality that can feel like they have to leap over one hurdle to the next to really get what they want out of life, like they break out of their shell time and time again, or simply outgrow it. Yet, Capricorn are also defined a lot by their dreams, something that we may not at first consider for such a tangible orientated and practical energy. Their striving motion, that moving forward with method, intelligence and wit can have them looking at the top of the mountain, not just the mountain itself. If there is something to win, a title to hold, or a personal goal to reach, then trust Capricorn to achieve this.

Aquarius: The Rebel to The Activist

Aquarius are system breakers, catalysts to change, yet sometimes they can enjoy the pure thrill of destroying the archaic, whether it is for a righteous cause or not. They can flourish in the destruction itself rather than what comes after it. Through their growth however, they often learn how to use this nature in a way that paves the way to something better, that lends itself to those that live without a voice or those that are vulnerable. They learn the art of protest, of holding people to account to proceed into a more just and virtuous society. In this, they are not denying that urge to shake things up, to hold a mirror to society, but are also actively ready for what comes after.

Pisces: The Vague to The Transcendent

Pisces often don’t obey the rules, the norms of this world, not to be actively rebellious, but because they can see so many different ways of doing things. For each person they meet, another idea seems to grow, yet when they wish to communicate this to others, it can seem other worldly, strange, too vague for practical application. Pisces often learn how to transcend these struggles and criticisms, to show us new ways of existing from a higher perspective but with a caring and compassionate heart. Vagueness, nothing of solid form can turn to things we have only ever dreamed of. They often long for utopia, and when they transcend their restrictions or worries, they can introduce a piece of it right here, much the innovator. 

  • Yurio: Dude if you like someone just fucking tell them.
  • Otabek: What if that person doesn’t feel the same way?
  • Yurio: Holy shitballs that person will. Try and practice with me.
  • Otabek: I-I’m in love with you and you changed my life. You are my muse, my inspiration and I’d like nothing more than to spend the rest of my life by your side. I would work hard for the rest of my life to make sure you wake up smiling every morning.
  • Yurio: Sappy as balls but good job. Go tell that person now. Woot.
  • Otabek: I just did.

One day you will be happy. Not constantly, but it will become a theme in your life. You will have days where you feel sad and that’s normal. But eventually you can wake up with a smile on your face even if there isn’t a reason. You’ll see yourself through a clearer lens. You’ll think of the best case scenarios. You’ll find people who you can share your happiness with. You’ll settle into your own body and mind with a sense of security.

How do you begin to explain to someone the light they bring into your life? The warmth they put in your heart? The grin they put on your face?
 Together or apart, this is my sunshine. 
It is what helps me wake up in the morning. 
It keeps me from feeling down. 
Moments like these, laughing for no reason at all. 
This is why she is my sunshine. 
She has no clue how beautiful her soul really is. 
Just seeing a photo of her makes me smile. 
She is beautiful. 
She is the definition of sunshine. 
My sunshine. 
Without her I feel cold & lifeless 
I need her to function, just as we need the sun to stay alive. 
My sunshine she will forever be. ☀️
Stand up. Even if your knees keep on wobbling that you feel like lying on the ground. For your dreams will not come after you, if you keep running away from them. Speak up. Even if you feel like your voice isn’t loud enough for the world to hear. For when everything you feel will not be pretty like fireworks when they explode at once. Wake up and go out not because you want to have fun but because the world is beautiful that it keeps on waiting for you to explore. Do things not because you want to impress the people around you, but because you want to be a living inspiration to someone who is scared to see all the things that surround them. Be the human being who lives and feels. Be someone who isn’t afraid to dream, and is not afraid to work hard for it. Show the best version of you.
—  ma.c.a // You Can
When you wake up, wake up with determination and gratitude that more opportunities are waiting. Each and every day is a gift, and another chance for us to make a positive impact.

I wanna feel the light, I wanna touch the sky. I wanna know your name, I hope this warmth remains. I wanna touch your skin, I want to know you again. I wanna feel your light, I hope we last the night.

… I wanna wake up, feel the water and the sunlight on my face. But time is never on our side…

(click title for the song) smn pointed out how goddamn tired Prompto looks after the 10year gap n YES, he really really does. Like maaan. N then another Amarante song inspired me for this scene- I imagined how Prompto n Noct would have a similiar chat as they had back then, when Prompto pours out his heart a bit. but just…not really anymore? because he’s so tired of this. all of this. he want’s to feel alive again! he missed noctis so much. n he missed all of them being together n when shit was still alright. n he misses the sunlight. god he misses the sunlight. n he misses watching noctis fish n doozing off while waiting for him. n he misses the life they had. the peace before they left insomnia. the ignorant bliss.

n it all kind of ended up in this piece; kinda like the last night before everything ends n prompto holds on to noctis, to his light, for the precious few moments they got left because time is never on their side…

Another piece that made it into my Etsy shop- Go grab yourself a print :)

People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.
—  Jim Morrison
What if there is no one
who is made to love me?
Someone who will hold me
when fear takes over my mind
or wakes me up at night
when terror finds its way into my dreams?
What if no one will ever look at me
the way I look at them
or need my presence to feel complete?
—  // What if I’m unloveable?
j.d.m.

I will no longer be a victim to my circumstances. I will no longer be controlled by external events. I will take back control. I will remember that I am in control of the thoughts I choose to think about any situation. I will choose happy thoughts, healing thoughts, loving thoughts. I will stop living the life I wanted to escape. And I will begin to wake up wanting to live again.

Sometimes, people will come to our lives and completely change everything. They will come and they will stay. For a day, a week, a month, even for years. They will make us feel so important, so happy, so inspired, so full of life as if we’re sleeping on the clouds everyday. As if they are our favorite cup of tea. And yet, we’ll wake up one day and we’ll feel different. Like something is wrong. And then that moment will happen, that moment wherein some circumstances will cause them to leave us and we’ll have absolutely no control over it. That even if we have done all efforts for them to stay, nothing could ever stop them from leaving us. And we’ll go back to where we started, like a child who’s still learning how to walk. Because the only thing we could do is to watch them from afar, as they try to live a life without us, and we’ll just have to try our hardest to try and live a new life without them in it. 

There was this one point in my life I absolutely hated everything about myself. Hair, face, voice, stomach, thighs. There was one moment that I was crying myself to sleep. It was three in the morning and I was crying quietly because I didn’t want to wake up my mom. I thought ‘Hating myself is going to get me where?’ Ever since that night that I wanted to end the pain, I gradually got better. It didn’t happen in a snap or a flicker in a light, it happened over a long time. The thing is when I tell people about this story is that they asked who made me realize that it was worth living. Who inspired you to get better? Did you do it for your mom? I never told anyone about how I was feeling back when all of this was happening. No one knew. No one inspired me to get better. Nothing at all. I did. I inspired myself to get better. Looking back, telling someone would have been the right thing to do. I needed help. I was lucky I got out by myself.
—  Excerpt from a book I will never write #1036 
We all age. That’s one of the greatest tragedies in life. That every minute it is ending simultaneously. That every day we wake up, and we’re one step closer to thirty, forty, fifty, and it’s a lonely feeling. The feeling that every moment is the youngest we’ll ever be because there’s no possible way to stop time because without time we would not exist. It is the only constant force of nature along with change that makes us grow. So let’s grow, my darling. Let’s grow, my love. Let’s consider every day as a gift to take at least a single small step forward because that’s progress, that’s change, and any kind of change is powerful.
—  Juansen Dizon // Maturity