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Prompt: “Where do you think you’re going?” - Prompt lists

A/N: Ok, here we go, a proper series! These will sometimes have prompts people have sent in and sometimes not, purely depending on whether I see requests fitting or not, so I hope that’s ok with everyone (particularly when I’m sure they aren’t what the requesters intended by sending them in). I hope you enjoy this, and just as a heads up because it may not be clear at the beginning, this particular part is set in 1492, just after Katerina’s escape from Klaus.

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Your bags were packed, your letter was sitting in plain sight on your mantlepiece, and your cape sat neatly against atop your bed, waiting for you to deem it a good time to attempt your escape. Perhaps escape wasn’t the right word, you thought with a frown. It was true, the Mikaelson’s had been incredibly kind to you the past 200 years, and you had quickly found yourself to be their friend and confidant, but enough was enough. You had to leave while you still could, before the family’s tendency to violence took everything from you.

Niklaus had lead Elijah and Rebekah on a hunt for the now vampiric Katerina, following yet another lead you knew would be useless, and you knew this was your only chance to leave without confrontation.

Picking up your bags with a shuddering exhalation, you turned around, making sure you had not left anything behind.

“Just where do you think you are going?” a taunting voice spoke from your doorway, causing you to turn in shock, a gasp slipping from your lips as you took in the dirtied state of one Niklaus Mikaelson.

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anonymous asked:

Wow that Harry dad talk had me thinking what do you think he’s gonna be like the first time he has to leave his first born even just for like a weekend. I feel he’d hate I️t so much and be constantly texting you and FaceTiming anytime he had free

“Hiiiii.” His face looks so sleepy on your screen, but he’s still smiling. He does this every night, just before you and your five month old son go to sleep even though its the early hours of the morning for him. “Where’s my boy?”

You turn the camera to show Harry the chubby little bub in your lap. “He’s here, refusing to go to sleep.”

Harry pouts. “Hey little man. Giving your mumma a hard time?”

The baby giggles and coos, reaching for the phone as if he can touch Harry.

Harry beams and you point at the phone. “Is that daddy? Do you see daddy, hm?”

“Hey bubba!” Harry coos. “Does my little bug miss me? Hmm?” He frowns then. “Y/n he’s getting so big.”

You giggle. “Harry you’ve been gone a week.”

“I know but I swear he grew. Is he talking yet?”

“No, Harry.”

“Good. Because m’gonna be there when that happens, and his first word is gonna be dada, isn’t it, bug? Isn’t it?”

The baby giggles at his daddy’s silly voice, and it warms your heart how much love he and Harry have for each other. Harry chuckles. “I miss you guys.”

“We miss you too, H. It won’t be long though!”

He yawns. “Not too long. Hopefully it goes by soon. Because I’m missing family snuggles.”

You laugh. “So are we. He won’t sleep without them.”

Harry groans. “Don’t tell me that. I may just hop a plane and come home right now.”

anonymous asked:

i just saw your siren!philip stuff, and i was wondering if you could do one where the reader is half siren half human (if that makes any sense) and her human genetics have sort of been more dominant throughout her life and she's sort of confused and philip just happens to be there and they meet and it's all cute? lol sorry if it's long --i love u-- sleepy anon

Awwww 🌊   I think I understand this, but maybe not, anyway here we go!


Being of mixed species, you were always told that both sides would show eventually. You would have to grow into one, but you felt as though the unique side never bloomed. Being human to you was nothing out of the ordinary, what you wanted was the Siren side to show. Swimming was never an issue, you were skilled at it as humans go, but you desperately wanted the gorgeous fin and scales to climb your body. They never did as hard as you wished on every shooting star. One day it occurred to you that you had never set foot in and ocean before, and perhaps salt water was the key!

Venturing down to the closest ocean shore you could find you were ready for anything. Mostly high off anticipation that this would finally be the moment you saw your missing half. Finding a wading pool hidden away, you waded into the water, a little self conscious having worn a two piece just in case it in fact worked you’ve be able to see the beautifully vibrant scales nicely. 

“Come on, please,” you whined to yourself, feeling the commanding tides pulling you in before releasing you with ease as they swayed to and fro, “oh come on! I’ve been waiting for so long and what? Nothing?!”

Waiting a while longer you tried to calm down, hoping it would magically happen, but you still felt the mushed sand beneath your feet and squishing in your toes, no fin. 

“Really, ocean, really?” you tossed your arms, disappointed, “I came all this way for nothing?!”

Huffing to yourself you exited the water and plopped down on the beach, not even bothering to look at your legs, too frustrated. Just the feeling the made you bothered that they weren’t conjoined into a pretty fin. 

“That was entertaining,” a stranger’s voice said, to which you quickly turned. 

Looking up, you saw quite the attractive person, arms crossed on a rock as he rested his chin onto of his arms. He looked both amused and fascinated by you, but you felt a blush rise to your cheeks, undecided if it was due to his attractiveness or your utter embarrassment from only moments ago when you were yelling at water. 

“Oh, you uh, you saw that?” You tucked your knees into your chest trying to hide your body. 

“Yeah, I just can’t help but wonder why you’re mad at the ocean?” He tilted his head in the slightest. 

Laughing nervously you gave him an answer, “well, I’m half siren, supposedly, but I’ve never seen any fin, so I’m a little mad about that…”

“Oh, one of these?” Your new friend, flicked up the fin of his own behind him, displaying the beautiful colours and scales dripping with salty water. 

“Yeah…,” you said bitterly, “so, I thought maybe the ocean would be my answer, but I guess not.” 

“Well, I think what you have in the water is still pretty cool,” he smiled.

“Wh-what?” you stuttered, unsure of his statement. 

“Come here, I’ll show you,” he waved you over.

Doing as he said, you seriously began questioning how desperate you were becoming, listening to a total stranger, but nevertheless, you carried on. Walking out into the welcoming water, you brought you out a little further, telling you to stand still for a moment.

“Nothing is happening,” you raised an eyebrow, unamused. 

“You’re not looking, being a Siren doesn’t just mean a fin,” he explained, following by telling you to go back to shore and look down.

Sighing, you walked back, expecting nothing. Shaking your head as the water receded from your skin, until small vivacious scaled strewn across your skin. They looked replica to the one of the Siren’s, only scattered across your legs and feet, even peeking around your waist. 

“How- I’m, how did I miss this?” You gasped with excitement, ecstatic to finally be seeing your Siren side, you gazed back to your new friend, returning to him in the water, “Thank you so much…”

Your voice faded as you realised he had never said his name, nor had you introduced yourself. 

“Philip,” he answered, brown eyes sparkling just as his scales did in the water under the sun.

do they have a word for that? that feeling where you think of something and suddenly your heart starts aching and you could actually feel the hurt run through your body. until you go numb.

certain thoughts just pierce you through the heart and you have no clue how that’s even possible.

it’s like electricity firing up every vessels in my body. it fries me up then it’ll disappear after. it leaves me like nothing happened, like it didn’t just cut me open and wring my heart out.

anonymous asked:

Last night I had a dream where I was binding and people referred to me as he/him and with a boy name. I keep going back to "I'm a cis girl" and then I start questioning that all over again. Now this dream threw me off and I don't know what to think. Does the dream mean anything?

Lee says:

I honestly wouldn’t place more importance on what you dream about than what you consider yourself to be when you’re conscious. 

You can take how your dream makes you feel now- do you feel like the idea of being a trans guy is appealing? 

However, just having had a dream about being trans doesn’t necessarily mean that you are trans; it could just be you were thinking about it and so it got incorporated into your dream.

Jiggle Curse

This is a curse designed to make your target feel trapped, and stuck in place while everything happens very quickly all around them. It will also act as a distortion agent. You’ll need a few ingredients that can be substituted with others, so feel free to change and move things around.


What you’ll need:

  • Stuff to make slime OR Jello (note that the Jello will rot so keep this in mind. If you want something that will last longer and not mold, then I would go for the slime. If you think the mold and such will add to the curse, then use Jello, but be careful and store somewhere where it will not harm you or your family in any way. I suggest the slime, personally, but you can do what you choose)
  • A poppet (paper poppets work fine for this. If you have a picture of the target, that would work even better) (also. Colour the slime or Jello red for anger, or black to make them blind)
  • A pen
  • A red candle (anger and their sight)
  • A container for the slime OR Jello (sealable)


Begin this spell by making your jiggling agent. Add as much energy as you can to this slime/jello, throwing in your anger and frustration as often as possible. Use this chant if you like to add some power:

“You’ve spiked my wrath with kerosene,

Taken smiles and made me mean.

I add my hate to some goo

To keep you in this residue.”


Place your slime/jello in your container.

Write the name of your target on the back of the poppet, and stuff it deep into the slime or Jello. Light your candle and use this chant if desired:


“Wiggle wiggle in this slime,

Buttered up and losing time.

You can’t escape its gaping mouth

Not east not west, not north, not south.

The light you see will soon be out,

I’ve stolen it so you will pout.

By the fire in my eyes,

I blind you now and say goodbye.”


Seal the container and store in a dark place. To charge, rub the jar.

justanotherwritingblog  asked:

Heya ^^ Just a small question or rather a dilemma I'm often facing. I employ a very personal narrating style, but I still want my readers to know what my main character looks like. Since so one would randomly describe themselves to the reader, Ive had other characters refer to eye colour, little flaws they might have, their hair and so on. I never give too many descriptions, but the ones I do specify should stick. Do you have any other ideas I could use? Thanks :)

It’s fine for a narrator or mc to think about their own appearance. You just want to do it when it makes sense. 

Think about it. When you first get up in the morning and you’re getting ready for a day at school, you’re not really closely looking at yourself and analyzing every detail about the way you look. 

But if your character is going into a situation where they realize their appearance is going to be criticized, yes, it’s appropriate to bring up these details. 

Ex. 

The other women in the room were tall, slender, and undeniably beautiful. It made me only too aware of my own short stature and frizzy brown hair. Giving one of the nearby models a close-lipped smile, I cursed my mother for deciding that orthodontia was too expensive for my family’s lower-middle class budget.

(Comparisons, as I used in the example above, are always a good way to bring up details about appearance.)

anonymous asked:

Have any tips for wearing lolita to school? I want to wear lolita to a ceremony at school but I'm having second thoughts about it. I already purchased my dress but I'm so nevous about wearing it there. ; v ; I honestly want to wear it there but I'm nervous of being made fun of.

I think you should go for it and have fun! The only advice I’d give is to make a more casual coord (unless there’s a certain theme at the ceremony) and if people are staring, try to focus your attention on what you are doing, where you’re going if you’re walking, or on your friends! I usually never notice people looking at me this way and it takes a lot of anxiety out of me. If anyone tries to harass you, however, please do tell someone about it. I’ve thankfully never had something like that happen to me, but it’s always best to tell someone.

BTS Answers Fans’ Biggest Burning Questions – And RM Reveals Why He Changed His Name From Rap Monster!

It’s all about ARMY!

ET’s Denny Directo sat down with BTS on Wednesday at rehearsals for their upcoming performance at Sunday’s 2017 American Music Awards, where they spilled on love, world tour plans, new music, and answered some of their fans’ most burning questions.

From what’s on their playlist, to pet peeves, to J-Hope’s upcoming mixtape, scroll down to get all the BTS scoop!

1. What’s your favorite song right now?

SUGA: “Havana” [by Camila Cabello]!
RM: Me and J-Hope’s favorite song [is] “Gucci Gang” [by Lil Pump].
JUNGKOOK: “Perfect” [by Ed Sheeran].

2. Have you been to In-N-Out?

RM: We did like, four years ago. The first time in L.A., we just arrived in the airport and then we had to go to In-N-Out right away.

3. You guys are like brothers. Is there a habit someone has that gets on your nerves?

RM: [V] always plays games, but with the microphone. He’s always like, “Ahhhh!” or something like that.
V: “Ah!” or “Yay!” or “Wow!” or “Uh!”
RM: He really does that, and I’m sharing my room with him. Yeah, it’s annoying, so I think we got to move onto a better apartment or something.

4. Where do you see BTS in 10 years?

J-HOPE: Happy birthday, BTS!
RM: Maybe like, Bulletproof Adults or something.
JUNGKOOK: Uncle. Uncle!
V: BTS uncles!
JIN: Yeah!

5. Any plans for solo projects? What about J-Hope’s mixtape?

RM: It’s coming. It’s coming.
JIMIN: J-Hope!
J-HOPE: It’s coming home.
RM: There will be a like, huge surprise for everyone. Like, I know. It’s coming. [Jungkook] just got his studio room. He started to produce some beats, so maybe we can expect some stuff from JK.

6. If you could say anything to your younger selves, when you were just starting the group, what would it be?

RM: Please change your name! Please change your hair. Put away those sunglasses.
JH: J-Hope, you everyday awesome!

7. Why did you change your hair?

J-HOPE: I did it for AMAs! Red color, fire!
V: I’m grey hair color.
RM: He said his color just got some darker, so he did it again.

8. RM, you mentioned your name change. What does RM mean to you?

RM: [Rap Monster] came from a song that I made from like, 2012, there was some phrase like Rap Monster, and I just, I thought it was so cool. But as I grow up, and as I came to America, I think it felt like too much. So I just abbreviated it to RM, and it could symbolize many things. It could have more spectrums to it. I don’t know [what it means], like “Real Me” or something.

© Jennifer Drysdale‍ @ Entertainment Tonight

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Originally posted by teapotsandroses

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.

The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple — through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly course correcting. When immediately addressed, these course corrections are not hard to manage. When these course corrections don’t regularly happen, catastrophe can result.
For example, in 1979, a passenger jet with 257 people on board left New Zealand for a sight seeing flight to Antarctica and back. However, the pilots were unaware that someone had altered the flight coordinates by a measly two degrees, putting them 28 miles east of where they assumed to be.

Approaching Antarctica, the pilots descended to give the passengers a view of the brilliant landscapes. Sadly, the incorrect coordinates had placed them directly in the path of the active volcano, Mount Erebus.

The snow on the volcano blended with the clouds above, deceiving the pilots into thinking they were flying above flat ground. When the instruments sounded a warning of the quickly rising ground, it was too late. The plane crashed into the volcano killing everyone on board.

An error of only a few degrees brought about an enormous tragedy.

Small things — if not corrected — become big things, always.

This flight is an analogy of our lives. Even seemingly inconsequential aspects of our lives can create ripples and waves of consequence — for better or worse.

How are you piloting your life?

What feedback are you receiving to correct your course?

How often do you check your guidance system? Do you even have a guidance system?

Where is your destination?

When are you going to get there?

Are you currently off-course? How long have you been off-course?

How would you know if you are on the right course?

How can you minimize the turbulence and other conditions distracting your path?



1. Organizing Your Life

I don’t think I’m alone in being slightly scattered and sloppy about certain areas of my life.

Life is busy.

It’s hard to keep everything organized and tidy. And maybe you don’t want to have an organized life. But moving forward will require far less energy if you remove the excessive baggage and tension. Everything in your life is energy. If you’re carrying too much — physical or emotional — your progress will be hampered.

In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey explains that some things are important, and some things are urgent. Most people spend their life prioritizing urgent and “shallow” activity (e.g., answering emails, putting out proverbial fires, and just day-to-day stuff).

Very few people have organized their lives to prioritize almost exclusively important and “deep” activity (e.g., learning, health, relationships, travel, and goals).

No one cares about your success more than you do. If you’re not a meticulous accountant about the important details of your life, then you aren’t responsible enough to have what you say you want.



So how do you organize your life?

Environmental Energy

  • Is your living space cluttered and messy or simple and neat?
  • Do you keep stuff (like clothes) you no longer use?
  • If you have a car, is it clean or just another place to keep your clutter and garbage?
  • Does your environment facilitate the emotions you consistently want to experience?
  • Does your environment drain or improve your energy?



Financial Energy

  • Do you have unnecessary debt?
  • Do you know how many dollars you spend each month?
  • Do you know how many dollars you make each month?
  • Are you making as much money as you’d like to be?
  • What’s holding you back from creating more value in other people’s lives?
  • Most people don’t track their expenses. But if they did, they’d be shocked how much money they waste on stuff like eating out.
  • I’ll be honest, as a creative and right-brained person, administrative and logistical details bog me down. I procrastinate and avoid them. But this lackluster behavior is holding me back from the very goals I’m trying to accomplish.
  • Until I can hone in on my finances, I won’t have a healthier financial life, regardless of my income. Until I take complete responsibility of my finances, I’ll always be a slave to money.
  • And so will you.


Relational Energy

  • Are your relationships the most meaningful and enjoyable part of your life?
  • Do you spend enough time nurturing the relationships that really matter?
  • Do you maintain toxic relationships that no longer serve you?
  • Are you authentic and honest in your relationships?
  • Like money, most people’s relationships are not organized in a conscious manner. But with something so critical, we should take better stock of our relationships.


Health Energy

  • Do you eat with the end in mind?
  • Are you conscious of and in control of the foods you put in your body?
  • Does the food you eat improve or worsen the other areas of your life?
  • Does your body reflect your highest ideals?
  • Is your body as strong and fit as you want it to be?
  • Are you healthier now than you were three months ago?
  • Health is wealth. If you’re bed ridden, who cares how organized the other areas of your life are? It’s so easy to put our health on the side, such as foregoing sleep, over consuming stimulants, and making poor eating habits.
  • Little things become big things. And eventually everything catches up.


Spiritual Energy

  • Do you have a sense of purpose in life?
  • Have you come to terms with life and death in a way you resonate with?
  • How much power do you have in designing your future?
  • Death, it turns out, is not your greatest fear. Actually, your greatest fear is reaching death and having never truly lived.
  • When you organize your spiritual life, you become clear on what your life is about. You become clear on what you stand for, and how you want to spend each day. You develop conviction for what really matters to you, and what is a “distraction.”
  • No matter how well defined, everyone has a moral system governing their behavior. Most people believe in being honest and good people. But until you organize your spiritual life, you’ll experience internal conflict when acting contrary to your values and vision.


Time

  • How much of your time do you feel in complete control of?
  • Is your time being wasted on things you don’t intrinsically enjoy?
  • Are the activities you spend your time doing moving you toward your ideal future?
  • Are you spending most of your time furthering your own agenda or someone else’s?
  • What activities should you remove from your life?
  • How much time do you waste each day?
  • What would your ideal day look like?
  • What activities could you outsource or automate that take up your time?
  • Until you organize your time, it will disappear and move quickly. Before you know it, you’ll wonder where all the time went.
  • Once you organize your time, it will slow down. You’ll be able to live more presently. You’ll be able to experience time as you want to. You’ll control your time rather than the other way around.


Stop What You’re Doing and Get Organized

Getting organized and conscious of your present circumstances (e.g., your environment, finances, relationships, purpose, and time) puts you in a position to build toward the future you want.

The fastest way to move forward in life is not doing more. It starts with stopping the behaviors holding you back.

If you want to get in shape, you’ll make more progress by stopping your negative behaviors than starting good ones. So, before you start exercising, purge the junk food from your diet. Until you stop the damage, you’ll always be taking one step forward and one step backward.

Before you focus on making more money, reduce your spending. Detach yourself from needing more and become content with what you have. Until you do this, it doesn’t matter how much money you make. You’ll always spend what you have (or more).

This is a matter of stewardship. Rather than wanting more, more, more , it’s key to take proper care of what you currently have. Organize yourself. Dial it in. Your life is a garden. What good is planting if you don’t prepare the soil and remove the weeds?

Why do most people stay stuck? They never organize. They try adding more, or being more productive, or taking a different approach. So before you “hustle,” get organized.



2. Plan And Invest In Your Future


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb


Taking these foundational areas of life and organizing them is essential to creating your ideal future.

Very few people consciously plan and design their life. It’s actually startling how few Americans are investing in their future. Most Millennials are terrified of the stock market and long-term investing. Most Baby Boomers never developed the discipline to invest, but instead maintained an addiction to American consumption.

Even still, you have complete power over the details of your life the moment you decide you’re worthy of that power. That decision is manifest in tangible behaviors, like fixing or removing troubled relationships and saying “no” to activities that are nothing more than a waste of your time.

You get to decide right now.

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” — Benjamin Franklin

Your vision should be based on your why, not so much your what.

Your why is your reason, your what is how that is manifest. And your “what” can happen in a ton of different ways. For example, my why is to help people get clarity on the life they want to live, and to help them achieve their goals as quickly as possible. My what could be blogging, parenting, being a student, going out to dinner, and several other things.

Too many people think creating a vision is about nailing down exactly what they want in the next 20 years. The problem with this mega long-term approach to goal setting is that it actually slows your potential.

Instead of having a pre-set plan of what he wants to do, Tim Ferriss executes on 3–6 month experiments that he’s currently excited about. He told Darren Hardy in an interview that he has no clue what the outcome of his experiments might be. So there’s no point in making long-term plans. He has no clue what doors will open up, and he wants to be open to the best possibilities.

But his why doesn’t change.

When you are proactively creating and collaborating with many different people, the whole becomes different and better than the sum of its parts. This is why you can’t plan for everything. Because at the highest level, you’ve transcended your need to have things exactly how you want them. You know that with the help of other people, you can do things 10X, 100X, or 1,000X bigger and better than you could ever conceive on your own.

Rather than expecting a particular outcome, you are completely confident that the best outcome will ensue. This is how you create and contribute beyond anything you could ever comprehend. Collaboration and synergy lead to new innovations and ultimately, human evolution. It’s how the old and outdated rules are redefined and replaced with new and better ones, thus changing the global environment.

Invest in Your Future

When you choose to forego momentary gratification in order to have an enhanced future, you are investing in your future. Most people fail to do this successfully.

Most people don’t purposefully invest in their finances, relationships, health, and time. But when you invest in yourself (and your future),you ensure your future present moments will continue to get richer and more enjoyable.

Thus, your life will continue getting better and more in line with your ideal vision.



3. Tracking Important Metrics


“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates. ”

— Thomas Monson


Getting organized and investing in your future are futile if you’re not tracking. In regards to the most important areas of your life, you need to be on top of what’s going on.

Tracking is difficult. If you’ve tried it before, chances are, you quit within a few days.

Research has repeatedly found that when behavior is tracked and evaluated, it improves drastically.

If you’re not tracking the key areas of your life, than you’re probably more off-course than you think. If you were to be honest with yourself, you’d be stunned how out-of-control things have become. As J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, has said:

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”

The cool part is, once you get organized, make a plan, and start tracking, desired change happens quickly.

Track the things that are closely related to your core priorities. As Jim Collins said in Good to Great, 

“If you have more than three priorities you have none.”

Your priorities reflect your why, and thus, your life should be build around your priorities. Not the other way around. Consequently, if you’re serious about improving upon the foundation of your life, track your priorities. 

For example:

Your key relationships

Your finances

Self improvement (such as health or how you use your time)

You can track whatever priorities you have. But I can absolutely promise you that once you do, your conscious awareness of these things will increase. You’re ability to control these things will enhance. Your confidence will wax strong. And your life will become simpler.

You’ll be living a simple, yet organized and refined life. You’ll be responsible, which put another way is freedom.



4. Prayer and Meditation To Reduce Noise

“I have so much to do today that I’m going to need to spend three hours in prayer in order to be able to get it all done.” — Martin Luther

There’s a lot of emphasis on hustle these days.

Hustle, hustle, hustle.

But all the hustle in the wrong direction isn’t going to help you. Yes, by hustling you can fail often, fail fast, and fail forward. However, as Thomas Merton has said:

“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.”

This happens way too often. We get caught in the thick of thin things. Far too late do we realize that in our mad rush, we were pursuing someone else’s goals instead of our own.

But spending a large chuck of time in prayer and/or meditation does more than provide clarity to what you’re doing. These things open your mind up to possibilities you can’t get while busy.

For example, a few days ago I spent the entire morning praying, thinking deeply, listening to inspirational music, and writing in my journal. A few hours into this process, an idea came to me that is absolute gold.

I also got insights regarding important relationships during that time, which when those insights came in, I immediately sent out emails or texts to those people. Amazing collaborations and mentorships were the resultant outcome.

But there’s more.

Your thoughts are incredibly powerful. They actually govern not only you but those around you. Think about it, if you think positively about the people you’re around, their lives are better. This is why people “send positive energy” or pray for other people. It actually makes a difference.

Your thoughts create endless ripples — even waves — of consequence all around you.

While praying and/or meditating for a large portion of time, the level of your thoughts will elevate. And interesting things will begin happening. If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of miracles, you can think of it as luck.

Whatever you call it, when you spend large portions of time every day in deep reflection mode, luck strikes. Stuff happens that is completely outside of your control for your benefit.

For instance, during my deep dive into my mind and soul, one of my favorite authors came across my blog. He re-tweeted one of my articles and reached out to me. Now we’re friends. We’ve spent lots of time together. He’s helped me get a book contract. He’s even had me speak at one of his events!

If you’re skeptical of these ideas. Give it a try. Why do you think the majority of the world’s most successful have rituals such as these? There is a higher realm you can tap into that unlocks limitless possibilities.

The only thing holding you back from those things is your mind.



5. Move Toward Your Goals Every Single Day

How many days go by where you did nothing to move toward your big goals?

Probably too many.

Life is busy.

If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve, then without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives. Before you know it, you’ll be old and withered, wondering where all that time went.

As Harold Hill has said: 

“You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.”

After you’ve gotten yourself organized, made plans, started tracking, and gotten into the habit of prayer/meditation, taking action and hustling will be automatic. You’ll be focused on the right thing and in the right frame of mind to actually execute.

Its good practice to do these kind of things at the beginning of your day before your will power depletes.

If you don’t, it simply will not get done. By the end of your day, you’ll be exhausted. You’ll be fried. There will be a million reasons to just start tomorrow. And you will start tomorrow — which is never.

So your mantra becomes: 

The worst comes first. Do that thing you’ve been needing to do. Then do it again tomorrow.

If you take just one step toward your big goals every day, you’ll realize those goals weren’t really far away.



Conclusion

It’s really easy to get off course in life. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.

But we can ensure we get where we want in life by organizing ourselves, planning for our future, tracking our progress, heightening our mindset, and hustling.

Do this long enough and you’ll be shocked.

Go!

10 Steps to Maintaining a Healthy Self Esteem

1. Seek to know and understand yourself

2. Be aware of things that trigger changes in your mood

3. Be aware of people who undermine your calm, who shake your confidence, and who love to bring you down

4. Know how to soothe and relax yourself

5. Be patient with your struggles and expect to sometimes fail

6. Develop a few friendships with good friends who REALLY care

7. Know where you want to go and get from this life

8. Set yourself some goals, and think through steps to take you there

9. Do something for others, and be gentle, warm and kind

10. Be kind to yourself, and practice self love and self care.

Heartbreak never truly goes away.

Eventually, you stop crying yourself to sleep and the self-blame will dim. The questions as to why you weren’t good enough along with all that lost time spent in the shower retracing your last conversation will also stop too.

However, it will not be easy.

You are still going to wake up with them in your mind for weeks to come and similarly, they will be all you can think about before you sleep. Heartbreak is a bit like love in that respect, you think about them constantly except the thoughts are painful this time around.

Indeed, there are moments where you find shelter from these thoughts, a hot chocolate with a friend or an essay that requires your full attention. Your favourite song will come on but then that shuffled sad song will follow and trigger the thoughts all over again. This is inevitable so when it catches you off guard, let it all out. Do all you must to wash away the sadness. Call a friend, bake some cookies, go and lie on the floor with your dog and tell him you’re glad he wouldn’t ever hurt you like this.

Your heart will miss them so much it will use any excuse to search for them. The same model car they have will drive by while you are laughing away with your friends and suddenly you cannot breathe.
You might see someone with the same curly hair or the way the person sitting in front of you on the bus drums their fingers to a song will remind you of them. This too, is inevitable. Try to appreciate these small quirks because regardless of where you have ended up, these were once pieces of a puzzle that led to you falling in love and that is a beautiful thing.

Most importantly of all, you are going to want to run to them. You are going to want to share your day- whether it be good or bad- purely out of habit. You will miss the way they told you terrible jokes or sent you pictures of your favourite breed dog just to bring a smile to your face for the first time that day. You will miss how excited they got when you were excited- how happy they got when you were happy. Allow yourself to grieve this absence but remind yourself that they aren’t the only person who would be willing to devote so much effort to cheering you up. Let your loved ones know you’re sad and soak in the warmth of their kind words. 

And then, suddenly, a few weeks have passed and you think of them for the first time in three days and you realise that you are healing. You start to fill your time with people and things that make you happy. You suddenly crave adventure and new experiences and anything that makes you feel alive again. You stop beating yourself up and start to defend your corner like you are your own best friend. You put your hands up and admit your contribution to the downfall of it all but the difference is, you refuse to defend them any longer. You validate your pain and tell yourself that it is okay to hurt and that you just need time- the art of healing requires the same patience as a few broken bones.

The bond with your friends will strengthen if you let them in- please let them in. Spend time with them and regularly express how much you appreciate them. Feel good about telling loved ones that you love them. Do not shy away from this term because your heart is broken. Please remind yourself that this is not the end for you. Do not console yourself with the whole there are other fish in the sea rubbish because I know that despite how much pain they have caused, you still want them and you will continue to want them for a very long time. Instead, console yourself with the thought that your heart may be in two right now but bones do that sometimes and with a little support, healing is inevitable.

My darling, to break may not be beautiful while you’re going through it but it is, don’t you see? Even a glow stick has to crack to shine; think of how proud you will be when one day you can smile at yourself in the mirror and mean it again.

—  Heartbreak 101.

【Non-No Magazine January 2018】 100 answers from BTS - RAP MONSTER’s part

Q63: Out of the places you haven’t been to, where do you want to travel to?
A: I want to go to Kyoto! My friends that have already been to Japan also recommended me to visit Kyoto.

Q64: The essential item that helps you to relax when you’re overseas? 
A: Pilates practice DVD. Before I sleep, I’d watch it and stretch along in the hotel room.

Q65: What’s your catchphrase? 
A: “Actually~”, I think I say it to get some time to organize my thoughts in my head. It’s kind of like the Japanese phrase ‘あの’ (uh, umm/ that).

Q77: Recently, what’s your small worries or questions?
A: My worry is that the webtoons online is so interesting, sometimes I’d carelessly stay up the whole night reading them on my phone. I have a question for Jungkook and Taehyung. Jungkook changes his hobby about every month. And Taehyung, the way he uses some words is so unbelievable, I often get shocked by the way he expresses with some of the words because I’ve never heard them being used in that way (laughs). 

Q78: The subject that you were worst at during your school days?
A: Mathematics and English. I only attended private tuitions for those two subjects. I kind of got used to English. But I didn’t improve much in mathematics (laughs). 

Q79: Recently, what makes you happy the most offstage? 
A: Riding bicycle along the Hangang River on a fine day. Facing the comfy wind while riding the bike really makes me happy.

Q80: When you’re eating outside, what do you eat often? 
A: Meat. No, it’s Mr Meat (laughs)! I like to cut it thinly with the knife~ I like to grill the thin slices of meat and eat it.

Q81: Recently learnt Japanese phrase that you want to try (to say it)? 
A: ‘木漏れ日’ (sunbeams shining through branches of trees). It’s sunshine but it’s not shining not strong sunshine, shining through gently seems really beautiful. 

Q82: What do you want to learn now? 
A: Classical guitar! In terms of the original sounds, I think the instrument itself is pure and frank. 

Q83: If you could only take one item with you to a deserted island, what would you take?
A: Taehyung. Instead of saying that I rely on him… it’s more like if he’s there, he won’t back down (laughs). And beach sandals/ flip-flops are nice too, the beach must be really hot. (‘ビーサン’ flip-flops sounds like ‘Vさん’ V-ssi.)

Q84: Who do you respect?
A: My father. I have never seen my parents argue with each other. When I told him that I want to make music, he encouraged me: “go for it”. 

Q85: Your memory of your birthday in 2017? 
A: On the day, we made a guest appearance on The Chainsmokers’ (who collaborated with us for ‘Best Of Me’) Seoul concert. I was surrounded by important people, so it feels like I had the biggest birthday party in my life!

Q86: Which BTS song is the most memorable for you?
A: ‘Danger’ which was released in 2014 in Korea. It’s the period where BTS was struggling to move upward as a group. The choreography is really cool, it’s a must-watch.

Q87: As a leader, what do you is the most important?
A: Everything with the members. Because we have the memories of overcoming those tough days together, I feel that we can continue to think of each other and move forward together.

SUGAJUNGKOOK; JINV; JIMIN; J-HOPE & GROUP

Trans: KIMMYYANG
Scan: myheaven0624

It’s Just a Nickname

“Phone, phone, where the CATS is my phone?” Adrien hissed to himself as he rummaged through his gym bag. Fencing had just let out and he needed to call Nathalie to let her know where he was—given how often he’d been disappearing lately, he wasn’t entirely surprised at how paranoid she’d become. But his phone was missing. Had he dropped it somewhere? Ugh, she was going to kill him.

“Looking for this?” said a familiar voice from behind him.

Adrien turned, and there—to his immense surprise—stood Alya Cesaire, dangling his phone precariously between two fingers.

He snatched it from her hand before she could drop it. “Merci a Dieu,” he breathed. “Where did you find it?”

Alya stared at him, then began to laugh. “FIND it?” she giggled. “You seriously still think you lost it?”

“What do you mean?”

Alya tossed her hair over her shoulder. “This is, like, the fourth time Marinette has left you an embarassing voicemail and had to steal your phone to delete it before you can hear it.”

Adrien nodded, sliding his phone into… wait, what?

Marinette?

She’d been leaving him voicemails?

Why would she be doing that? They weren’t that close, as far as he could tell. She was a friend, he supposed, but she barely acknowledged him, to the point of barely ever speaking to him even if she went out of her way to talk to everyone else in the class. Was she trying to prank him? If so, it was poorly executed, because he hadn’t noticed. And why keep stealing his phone? What was the point?

“What did the voicemail say?” he found himself asking.

Alya grinned and pointed at the phone. “You’ll just have to see for yourself, loverboy.”

“What do you mean? Didn’t you delete it?”

Alya shook her head. “Not this time,” she said. “Marinette was too busy screaming.”

Adrien raised an eyebrow. Screaming? What? Why would Marinette…

Oh. Oh no.

“So I’ve got a question for you…” Alya began, barely audible beneath the rushing pulse in Adrien’s ears. He opened his phone screen.

New Message From:

Oh, cats. Cat in a Camembert Trashcan.

“Why do you have Marinette’s number saved as ‘Princess’ on your phone?”

***

Me: I need to stop beginning new multi-chapter fanfics and focus on the ones I’m already writing

The dwarf who lives in my brain: Sounds like elf talk, my boy!

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It was great to work with her [Dyer] but it kind of sucked on my part. I had never really done a scene where I had to be as emotionally available. It’s just a hard thing to stay in, to stay in this limbo of doing the scene and then talking to crew members while they’re eating turkey sandwiches and then go back and get your heart broken again. It’s a really tough part about the job that I think even I didn’t fully understand. Now that I have a better understanding, it’s like trying to get my process in a good place so that you can stay there. And sometimes it means not talking to anyone or sitting in a corner or whatever you gotta do. Just knowing what you need is a very important part of the job. — Joe Keery on what was that like shooting the scene where she [Nancy] was drunk and saying that she didn’t love you.

Hi cultural appropriation has nothing to do with cultural blending or sharing. You break into someone’s house and steal their rug, you wouldn’t go up to a judge and say “You know Your Honor, I don’t think of it as stealing, I think of it as involuntary sharing where they’re not allowed to have their own items after I take them, and after all isn’t ownership of items just a concept?”

treat you better

Summary: Steve just can’t help himself when it comes to you. 

Pairing: Steve Harrington x Reader

Warnings: Language

Word Count: 1,147

A/N: Finally! My first Steve fic! I hope I did my baby justice, and let me know what you guys think! | masterlist

Originally posted by eunwin

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