God wants us to follow Him daily, not just follow a plan. If we spell out all the details of His will in a planning session, we have a tendency to think: Now that we know where we are going and how to get there, we can get the job done. Then we forget about the need for the daily relationship with God. Planning is not all wrong. Just be careful not to plan more than God intends for you to plan. Let God interrupt or redirect your plans any time He wants. Remain in a close relationship with Him so you can always hear His voice when He speaks to you.
—  Experiencing God // Henry T. Blackaby & Claude V. King

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December 2015 (145 lbs) vs. December 2016 (129-132 lbs). Same dress.

In the picture on the left I had just transferred schools and was still figuring a lot of stuff out about myself. On the right is after a year of playing rugby and taking care of my body. I learned that if you’re going to change your lifestyle you have to find something you’re passionate about. The rugby team at my new school gave me life long friendships and helped me gain the confidence I needed. Here’s to getting stronger everyday :)

Height: 5'2"
Age: 21

Dear Diary

I was out in the Jungle today with a few mates the other day. Just larking about with the wild life, we were having a great time when I looked up.

And saw this rather large Gorilla. Turns out he’s a friendly chap and just needed a bit of help getting away from some peeps with guns. 

 Only to willing to help, Me, the boys and girls, gathered our weapons and set off to his aid.

Do you think my arse looks big in this? See I think it does.

Bit of a fender bender with the helicopter but all OK

Note to self, must remember not to let Samuel Drive

Got to love a man with a big gun, so they tell me. So here’s me with a big gun.

trust me that’s all mine

As with all good stories, my buddies and I, we saved the day. And looked bloody hot doing so, Oh yes who’s the daddy?

Kong and I took a selfie

Pictures not mine I just played (except for the last of course)

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anonymous asked:

hey i dont really know where else to ask this¿ ever since i came out ive been getting rid of toxic people in my life but im not 18 yet (6 months!) and the most toxic person in my life rn is my own dad. should i wait until 18 or should i do smth now?

It’s up to you.

You know more about your situation than I do. I don’t know how toxic, how harmful, he is to you, nor do I know how much you need to rely on him for support (financial and/or emotional).

If you think it would be safer to wait until you’re 18 with starting to distance yourself from him, then I’d recommend doing that, as it is such a near future.

But like I said, you know more about your situation and your relationship with him than I do, so you are better equipped to make this decision than I ever will be.

daddysteven  asked:

✨ could u pls share a hc about my beloved bby boy the only light and joy in my life pre-serum steve?? 😍

headcanon: pre-serum stevie is all tough at school and in the streets and tries to use it scare off those damn bullies. until these dumb hot heads feel the fucking need to beat him up and you know stevie just takes it till they tire themselves out and he limps home to the apartment him and bucky now share. so basically he gets back and bucky is still at work so he cleans himself up (an expert thanks to sarah for teaching him how to do it himself because she got tired of doing it). once he is all patched up he makes a stew with whatever they have lying around which isnt much but steve is creative and can make anything taste like 100 bucks (bucky likes to tell him thats why he keeps him around). and then steve reads and book outside on the fire escape at night with a little candle because its calming even with all the brooklyn city sounds and sometimes a neighborhood cat comes up to great him and steve tries to pet him but bucky is really much better at he. Stevie just observes and sketches and stays in the shadows if he needs to get out there and stand his ground he will but he spent most of the time being invisible because it was easier that way

headcanons + mini blogrates

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I was super happy yesterday because I received an amazing gift from @lordnegan. Like pls I love it sm I need to post pics later when I get out of work tonight. ILYSM Dawn, honestly. Thank you for always being there for me, and thank you for existing in my life and being my best friend. I just love you so much. The words to express how much do not exist. <3

okay guys i need you to repeat after me

yes killing stalking is an extremely good and interesting manga

but please please please do not romanticize the relationship Yoonbum and Sangwoo have
we know it’s abusive. that much is obvious. hell, it’s one of the most extreme cases of abusive and manipulation that ive ever seen in my life. which is why we should spread awareness that this isnt a relationship to desire, and that we should help those get out of similar situations. 
appreciate the manhwa art style. appreciate the story and the characters. do not praise the murderous tendencies of sangwoo or the abuse in the relationship between Yoonbum and Sangwoo

there’s a line between thinking a character is greatly written, and thinking they’re a good person. sangwoo is well written, but he couldn’t be farther from the definition of a good person.

Your first date with Newt Scamander would include

Originally posted by hardyness

Anonymous asked OMG I need more Newt fanfics in my life! Can you do what your first date with him would include?

  • Him shyly asking if you wanted to get dinner with him. And you ask if it’s a date, and he hesitates, but says (avoiding eye contact) yes.
  • You wearing a huge scarf that almost swamps you and he thinks it’s adorable.
  • Him picking you up from your apartment and the two of you walk to the restaurant.
  • The two of you talking softly about work, and Newt’s admiring how you look out of the corners of his eyes.
  • Him offering you the seat, all gentlemanly like, at the table.
  • Newt talks about his passion for animals, and you just sit there, smiling shyly at how adorable your date is.
  • Once you get your foods and are eating, you ask him if his food is good. He lifts his fork up and says “Open wide?” Blushing, you try his food and offer him some of yours.
  • Him asking you if you’d like dessert or not. As it turns out, both of you couldn’t really afford two of the fancy cakes, so you share one.
  • He lets you eat the last bite of cake, off his fork.
  • The two of you talk and take a stroll under the bright lights of New York.
  • You get a little chilly and scoot closer to Newt. He asks if you’re cold and before you can answer, swishes off his coat and gives it to you. And on top of that, he wraps his scarf around your neck, over the other one.
  • You notice his scarf smells slightly musky, like hay and dust.
  • Newt asks if he can hold your hand, and you say yes. He takes your hand and slips it into his pocket, keeping both of your hands warm.
  • Once you’re done with your walk, you make your way back to your house, still talking about animals.
  • Him sweetly asking if he can kiss you.
  • You standing on tip toes to kiss him.
  • He wraps his arms around your waist, and you gently pet his hair. His lips are warm and yours are cool.
  • The date ends with him asking if he can show you his animals tomorrow, and you say yes.
  • Newt watches you walk up to your apartment, smiling a bashful smile and rubbing his neck, thinking, “I think that first day went rather well indeed.”
When someone cries so hard that it hurts their throat, it is out of frustration or knowing that no matter what you can do or attempt to do can change the situation. When you feel like you need to cry, when you want to just get it out, relieve some of the pressure from the inside - that is true pain. Because no matter how hard you try or how bad you want to, you can’t. That pain just stays in place. Then, if you are lucky, one small tear may escape from those eyes that water constantly. That one tear, that tiny, salty, droplet of moisture is a means of escape. Although it’s just a small tear, it is the heaviest thing in the world. And it doesn’t do a damn thing to fix anything.
—  Chase Brooks, Hello, My Love 2: First Love Deserves a Second Chance

He’s staring at me while I’m talking and the look in his eyes makes me pause. “What?” I ask self-consciously.

He smiles but shrugs at me. “Nothing,” he says, maddeningly.

I scrunch my nose in distaste.

“I just,” he says slowly, carefully. “I just want to hang out with you my whole life. You know?”

—  i love you // lily rose.
I am 110% for Jumin and Zen being petty as hell.


Zen: Hey can I get a ride?

Jumin:*closing his car door* I don’t have a car.


Jumin: Do you mind not sitting there? That spot is reserved for Elizabeth 3rd.

Zen:*sits in that exact spot AND puts his feet on Jumin’s glass coffee table, thus leaving shoe marks on it*


Zen: I need some coffee before rehearsal.

Jumin:*pouring himself the last bit of coffee* Sorry we’re all out.


Jumin:*loses Zen in a crowd of people* Good.


Zen:*is all sweaty from working out*

Jumin: Please take a shower, you’re stinking up the entire penthouse.

Zen: *genuinely irritated* Make me.

(And the rest is left to y'all imagination)

“Story Time! Once a guy tried out an app and it changed his life. Thank you, Vine”

Yes, Vine. Thank you for bringing Thomas Sanders into my life! And can I just wanna say that I’m incredibly thankful that Vine was a thing!? And since I’ve done so many I felt the need to do one last Vine related drawing since it ended today!

Thomas, thank you so much for being the stupendous individual that you are and continue to be! It has been an honor and a privilege to watch you grow over these past 4 years!! I’m so freakin proud of you! And with Vine ending I feel we just finished the most recent chapter, that was just volume 1! Your story has only begun, Thomas! And honestly I can’t wait to see where it goes! I love you to the moon and back! ✌🏾️💜💚


SO. This is not the best quality. I don’t normally do comics, but I’m honestly just happy that I managed to get it out and slap some color on there!

For all those mystic messenger players who feel that disconnect between themselves and the MC. Maybe you feel like Seven doesn’t really love you. After all, we can’t form our own responses when we talk to him. But he does love you! He blatantly breaks the mechanics of the game to let you know that he knows you’re there, and he still loves you.

Maybe you can’t say exactly what you want. But those choices you make are yours, regardless.  - @gigiree

tiny sentences for the signs ♡

check ☼ and ☽

Aries - You can do anything.

Taurus - It’s okay to not be okay.

Gemini - You’re beautiful, inside and out.

Cancer - You deserve to be happy.

Leo - Just let go for a moment.

Virgo - You’re alive, you’re okay.

Libra - Stop blaming yourself.

Scorpio - Live in the moment.

Sagittarius - You do you.

Capricorn - You are enough.

Aquarius - Not everyone is out to get you.

Pisces - The past is the past.

We just hit half a million views on youtube! Thank you all so much! This is a huge milestone that won’t go unnoticed. I didn’t think I would get to this number in less than 6 days (much less 6 years!). Thanks so much for your time and interest and love!

Now I feel like I have to use this opportunity to say: GO VOTE TODAY! There are a lot of much more important things in the world than my pilot. There’s more to a ballot than just presidents too, there are local things that affect your life and your community in direct ways that you need to educate yourself on. It’s a little scary, stressful, and time consuming to figure it all out, but it’s gotta be done. Not just for you, but because the things you vote on affect other people too. 

Not voting is a decision on issues just as much as voting is. It means “I don’t care about the outcome.” There’s no message to be sent by not voting. No one will come and ask you “why didn’t you vote, so that next time I can better reflect your views?” The only thing they’ll see is what’s voted on. All you have to do is choose the options that, if they’re not your perfect ideal, at the very least they don’t make someone’s life worse than it already is.

So please vote! It’s something you can do to try and get some positive change in the world.

Skincare tips ✨💧

1. Always keep a bottle of water bottle nearby. Hydration is 🔑, your skin will thank you!


3. Honey + green tea=a mask that will reduce dark spots and acne.

4. Exfoliate once a week if needed, gets rid of that dead skin/sebum build up 😷

5. Coconut oil is great for your skin + removing makeup! (Use it wisely tho, could clog up your pores)

6. You can never go wrong with face masks!!! Treat yourself to a nice face mask every now and then

7. Cut toxic people out of your life and remember to moisturize daily


9. In my opinion lush has the best skincare products, they use natural ingredients and they’re cruelty free🐶

10. Change your pillow cases regularly if you don’t already

11. Sunscreen is your best friend, always apply before leaving the house to protect your self from harmful sun rays/premature aging🌞

12. I know y'all have things to do but get at least 7 hours of sleep to rejuvenate your skin!

13. Pat your face dry instead of rubbing when using a towel.

14. Listen to music and chill and try to keep the stress minimal, this will do wonders for your skin

15. Rose water is bomb for your skin and the scent is a bonus 🌹

16. Your skin is an organ so it will reflect the state of your insides, eat beneficial foods and drink plenty💧💦🍎🍉🍓🍒

Ten things I wish someone told me when I started HRT:

You can get hormone therapy in the United States without undergoing a long evaluation period or undergoing a ‘real life test’ if you seek out an ‘informed consent’ doctor or clinic. I waited over a year before seeking hormones because I did not want to place myself at the mercy of a mental health professional and I did not want a doctor ‘diagnosing’ my gender. Which brings me to…

They’re going to diagnose you anyway because they need an ICD code to bill your insurance company. I was furious when I found the diagnosis on my medical chart. It would have helped a lot if the doctor had asked my permission or explained that it was for insurance billing purposes only but he didn’t.

Hormone therapy drugs bought from overseas pharmacies are safe and will not cause ‘legitimate’ clinics to refuse treatment should you later decide to switch to a prescription. At the time the information I was able to find talked a lot about how trans women who use ‘black market’ hormones are not to be trusted and that a trans woman who uses such medications should be denied care until they can prove themselves ‘trustworthy,’ somehow. It is a lie.

There is absolutely zero evidence that injectable estrogens are more effective than oral estrogens. The fact is that the ‘advantage’ attributed to injectable estrogens is almost certainly placebo (and injectable placebo is known to be much more powerful than one administered orally). I could have saved myself a lot of discomfort and a serious leg injury caused by an improperly prepared injection.

Properly dosed, there is no reason that sublingual estradiol should be more effective than oral estradiol. The only thing that matters is that enough estradiol enters into your bloodstream and that is something that will be reflected in your labs.

Transdermal estradiol patches are itchy, smelly affairs that cost quite a lot of money and refuse to stay on. Knowing what I know now I would have avoided them entirely.

When I started hormone therapy my endocrinologist gave me conjugated equine estrogen because it came in smaller doses than 17β-estradiol. I was kept on conjugated estrogen for some time under the pretense that he was making sure I didn’t have any bad reactions to being on estrogen. Knowing what I know now I would have been able to argue that conjugated equine estrogen has a much worse side-effect profile than 17β-estradiol and that placing me on this drug unnecessarily endangered my body and my transition. Furthermore, the smallest doses available were far below a healthy dose needed to maintain bone and emotional well-being. Done again I would have insisted that I be started on a reasonable dose of 17β-estradiol.

Low progesterone is implicated in poor emotional health in women. Micronized progesterone is valuable to trans women for maintaining a healthy level of progesterone. I’ve personally benefited a lot, emotionally, from having it and I just wish I started using it sooner.

I wish someone had encouraged me to seek out other trans people as friends. At the time I first came out I didn’t really know there were other people out there that could really help me. The only thing I knew about being trans was what I was able to read online and in books and most of that firmly emphasized the idea that you should transition until you’ve had surgery and ‘pass’ and then disappear and that the people who ‘hung around’ the community were somehow failures. I know that’s not the truth, now, but it really messed me up early in my transition.

I wish someone told me to be cautious. I wish I was told that doctors and mental health professionals aren’t the last word and that if one decides that you’re a ‘failure’ or ‘actually a man’ it’s them that is wrong and not my own instincts regarding who I am. I also wish someone had given me a gentle nudge that some of the people I would meet in the trans community are not to be trusted and do not have my well being at heart. I feel that knowing those two things coming into that experience would have saved me a lot of grief.

8 Studyblrs to motivate you this New Year

Originally posted by twelveslapels

As I slowly become more active on tumblr I thought I’d check out some new blogs to motivate me and wow did I hit the jackpot!

Whether I need a cute aesthetic to get me inspired, on-point advice and facts, or relatable quotes and life posts - here’s some people who do it amazingly. Prepare for a love-in! ♥️

@juliebunny-study  A neat aesthetic and a lil bit of français for motivation and inspiration.

@write-read-study  Cute, mixed blog with tips, images and, my true love: quotes

@howtogrowthefuckup  Finally!! Some useful succinct advice! Helps decode the unspoken “adult bible”. 

@sophocused  Lilac aesthetic to soothe your procrastination woes

@bulletjournaljungle Feel some handwriting envy, or feel inspired to make your notes more artsy. 

@emmastudies  Get some amazingly useful advice from someone who   seems to have seen it all!

@studywithcat  The friendliest blog for any questions, big or small, with cute pics amongst the asks. 

@intprocrastinationstudy   I feel so at home amongst the procrastination and realism of this blog, its just so bloody real   

(Should I be cringing at myself? *puts relevant gif below for distraction* )

Originally posted by theemotionmachine

Hamilton characters as things my friends have said
  • Alexander: -about a broken oven- i will be your oven...and roAST YOU
  • Burr: maybe I should tell him my backstory and he'll go away right away
  • Mulligan: i was a pervy child i think...i don't remember
  • Lafayette: -screeches in a foreign language-
  • Laurens: -after learning a corgi's butt floats- rain drop drop top his booty go bop bop
  • Washington: yes, while i may have gotten all i needed to get done, i am dead inside
  • Peggy: i have the courage of a chicken nugget
  • Angelica: i like my boys how i like my liz; stoic and ready to start a revolution
  • Eliza: i just want to make lots of money so we can gift each other things
  • Jefferson: so yeah, unless you're married or own an aerosmith tee strAIGHT FROM THE SEVENTIES...get out
  • Madison: i accidentally listened to its quiet uptown and ruined my life
  • King George: I do not like the 4th