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Horoscope - July 3 2015

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re relieved by the realization that the potential for positive change outweighs your fear of the unknown. You still don’t know what to expect even if you’re busy anticipating all the best-case scenarios. Events continue to unfold rapidly and you believe you must respond to them right away. Nevertheless, you have more time than you think, so give yourself permission now to experience the excitement without trying to figure everything out. Ironically, you will find your answers about the future by living in the present.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You’re naturally more comfortable when you know exactly where every twist and turn will take you on the road ahead. Unfortunately, you’re likely to grow anxious if you’re unable to describe all the changes occurring in your life now. Luckily, you have a fantastic opportunity to envision your ideal world without the pressure of having to make your visions come true today. Temporarily set your most concrete goals aside and let your imagination guide you gently into the future. You can’t achieve it until you dream it.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You can see farther into the distance today, but your perceptions of reality might not be as accurate as you think. Your enthusiasm is projected onto your surroundings while mischievous Mercury connects with jovial Jupiter, prompting you to imagine positive outcomes to complicated situations before you have all the facts in place. Be sure to explore the shadows, since trouble will surely surface later on if you ignore the subtleties. Investigate all the angles and then head in the direction of your chosen future. Making the most informed decisions possible vastly improves your chances for success.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Coordinating your natural desire for emotional security with your current career goals might require additional analysis. At first, you may resist risking your comfort in order to make progress at work. But feeling vulnerable isn’t as frightening as the thought of missing a rare opportunity to get ahead. Even if the circumstances aren’t as ideal as you wish, you still won’t be able to forgive yourself if you don’t give your dreams your best shot now. No apologies, no regrets.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your social network is in the midst of change, yet letting go of unhealthy relationships isn’t as messy as you might expect. Your interests are shifting and a new acquaintance may reflect your current dreams better than an old one. Rather than fearfully clinging to the past, embrace the exciting potential that’s around the next bend. Just remember, it’s not an all-or-nothing proposition; you can make improvements without necessarily upsetting those who have your happiness at heart.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your growing excitement over an innovative idea may cause you to lose track of your feelings today as cerebral Mercury aligns with ingenious Uranus and opportunistic Jupiter. Your current emotional detachment helps you think more clearly while visualizing your future, but over-analyzing a decision can also alienate you from your heart. Pay attention to the facts, but don’t forget to delve deeper to uncover your true desires. Sometimes the most obvious choice isn’t the one that leads to happiness.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your playful mood frees you from the weighty issues that have been lingering on your mind. The quirky Aquarius Moon is drifting through your 5th House of Creativity, intensifying your desire to express yourself more freely. Enjoy your newly found intellectual independence and explore all the different methods you can use to communicate your enthusiasm. However, without a touch of self-restraint you could easily end up wasting time on one unrealistic idea after another, leading you around in circles. Just remember that applying a small dose of caution greatly improves your game.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Relationships with friends and relatives are in the process of transformation because your personal freedom is exceptionally valuable to you now and you’re not likely to compromise it away. Although it’s not in your best interest to walk out on your obligations; you just don’t want anyone to assume that you’ll simply show up on demand. If you want others to respect your boundaries today, you must be willing to state them as clearly as possible. Thankfully, you can express your needs now without triggering any awkward feelings if you’re willing to be transparent.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Others are pushing your buttons, requiring you to take a stand today and announce your position. Luckily, people are more likely to truly hear your message while philosophical Jupiter plays wing man to communicator Mercury in your 7th House of Partners. One of your greatest strengths is that you almost always see the glass half full rather than half empty. Your overall attitude is more crucial than the choices you must make now, so don’t diminish your power by suddenly harboring self-doubt. Ironically, it was Helen Keller who said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your unwavering courage inspires people to support you on your path to success. Your unwillingness to acknowledge the possibility of defeat has more of a positive impact on others now than you realize, making it nearly impossible for anyone to spread negativity in your presence. But don’t let your optimism blind you to the facts or your allies will lose faith in your ability to make sensible judgments. Luckily, you can be confident in your convictions without slipping into denial if you put the truth above everything else.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You’re not in the market for approval from others now; you only seek their acknowledgment and respect. Fortunately, the evocative Moon’s visit to your sign empowers you with clarity and encourages you to share your feelings. There’s no reason to worry about someone’s possible reaction today, for the truth of your words will stand on their own merit. Be genuine and speak from your heart; you will be accepted for your unique contribution by those who matter most.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may believe your dreams are slipping away today as the reflective Moon disappears into your 12th House of Secrets. However, the possibility of turning your unfulfilled desires into reality is still growing, even if you’re not aware of it in the present moment. Nevertheless, you might indulge yourself with a meandering detour through your favorite fantasies. Letting go of your hopes is not the right solution; use your fertile imagination to create the future you want, instead.

Source : Rick Levine

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Be honest with yourself about finding the space and time for writing in your life. Are you sure you want to wake up a couple hours earlier every day to write? If you find that snooze button just too alluring, then it’s time to find something that will actually work for you.
 
This might mean writing on your breaks during work, sacrificing some TV time, or devoting the last half hour of your day before bed to your draft. If you don’t want to rearrange your schedule for writing every day, find the time where your writing will work for you.
—  Shelby Gibbs, and Camp NaNoWriMo HQ.

anonymous asked:

Why are you dating a guy like that when you look like you?! Lol.

A guy like that?!?! What’s that even mean?! Michael is beautiful and lovely and dorky and funny albeit a bit sassy and sarcastic. Why do my looks have anything to do with who I should be in love? (I’m slowly dropping whom from my vocabulary because it’s practically irrelevant anyway) Yeah, you may consider me ripped, but does that mean I have to date someone with eight pack abs and can bench 300? Nope. Nope. Nope. See yourself out. Trust me: I was that shallow asshole once upon a time, but if you only date someone based on looks, then you won’t be truly happy.

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Why practice is important.

Ok so this is kinda stupid for me to turn around to type this out after complaining about my art,

Everyone can draw. Rather you see your art as bad or good.

I used to draw like this-

I finally got the right date. I was 10. When I drew this.

Now i’m 13 and i’m drawing stuff like this.

(I just used the newest picture I had)
While i’m not proud of either of them.
I can see A LOT of improvement.

I was not born able to draw “good”.

I used to draw stick figures all the time. I just practiced and practiced. I’m still practicing because I know. When i’m 15 or 16 or so I’ll be happy I practiced.

It’s kinda the same with writing.
You have to teach yourself and practice. (I’m not saying i’m good at writing)

You aren’t just born with the ability to write or draw. Hell if i never practiced.

I would still be drawing stick figures.

5128) I lost my family, most of my friends and my work because of my transition. It was hard and it hurt. But three years down the line I can honestly say it was all worth it. I am me now, my life finally truly feels like it's mine. I have a boyfriend, new friends, a better job and when I look in the mirror- it's me staring back. To all the guys who fear losing family & friends; Losing yourself is worse in the long run & think of all the things you'll gain when you are true to yourself!
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You held your beautiful baby girl to your chest tightly, as if her little form could offer any protection. “Steve,” you say. “I’m so nervous.” You knew that there was no reason for your nerves, yet still there was something about meeting all of your favourite heroes in one room right after you had your first child with the man of your dreams. You glance down at your daughter and smile at her small sleeping frame. I could never love anything as much as I love this little girl. You quietly think to yourself, it was something you always thought when you looked at her.

Steve takes you into his arms and holds you and the baby gently and rests his chin on your head. “There is nothing to worry about, (y/n). They’re going to love you, everyone loves you. It’s a little uncanny, to be honest with you. Maybe you have a superpower after all.” he said with a smirk. You share in his laughter for a moment and suddenly the door was open. You look up to see another beautiful blonde man in a flowing red cape staring at you through beautiful blue eyes. You mouth drops a little and Steve laughs.

“Captain Rogers.” Thor, the God of Thunder says with joy. The two men exchange in a hug and then Steve turns to you.

“This is (y/n) and this little bundle is our beautiful daughter Cordelia.” he says, looking at the both of you with all the love in the world.

“I’m thinking of calling her Cordie for short.” you pipe up. Thor smiles a smile that goes all the way up to his ears.

“That’s a beautiful name for a beautiful young girl.”

“Which one?” Steve asks.

“Exactly. Come, friends, the whole group is waiting for you.” Thor turns to go back into the tower and you and Steve follow. Suddenly you’re filled with a giddy kind of excitement, and as you crossed the threshold of the tower you could feel Cordelia waking up, she must have felt it too.

Thor takes you through the tower to a big open space that was obviously the common room. There were five people who were sitting by a big fireplace that was roaring with open flame.

“I found a pair of stragglers and decided to invite them in.” The beautiful Russian assassin Natasha was the first to turn around, closely followed by Tony. A grin broke Nat’s normally stoic face and she stood up and walked over to the both of you.

“So, this is the girl that Rogers finally decided to settle down with. You’ve got a good eye, Steve, she’s a pretty one.” Tony piped up.

“Her name is (y/n).” There was a tightness in Steve’s voice that you hadn’t ever heard.

“And who is this little one?” Nat asked, peering into the blankets.

“Her name is Cordelia.”

“How old is she?” Nat asked, grinning as Cordie wrapped her tiny fist around Natasha’s finger.

“Three months tomorrow.” Natasha looked up at you and then at Steve, confused anger on her face. “You kept your family a secret from us for three months?”

“It was much longer than three months.” you mumble quietly.

“C'mon Steve.”

Steve held up his hands in protest. “Woah, hold on Barton kept his whole family a secret from us for so much longer. He had two kids!”

“He told me about them.” Natasha said, folding her arms across her chest.

“Yes, but Nat, you’re my best friend.” Clint said, finally joining the party. “Of course I had to tell you.” Clint held out his hand and Steve shook it. “Nice work, man. That’s one very beautiful family.”

“Thanks, man.”

The last person to meet you and Cordie was a quiet man who was still sitting down. You and Steve walk over and he looks up at you, there’s fear in his eyes, but it’s hidden well behind his glasses and a happy facade.

“Bruce, this is (y/n), and this is my daughter, Cordelia.”

Dr. Banner looked at you and then at Cordie with a frightened smile. “Hello, it’s nice to meet you.” he said quietly, an underlying fear was buzzing in his voice and it made you sad.

“It’s really nice to meet you too, Bruce.” you offer him a genuinely kind smile and he tries to return it.

“She really is beautiful.” he says as he runs his finger across Cordie’s cheek. “Her skin is so soft.”

“Would you like to hold her?” Bruce looked at you, his eyes now laced with panic.

“I don’t want–I mean I could drop her. I don’t want to drop her.”

“Oh, nonsense. I’ll be sitting right here, it won’t happen. Hold out your arms.”

You placed Cordelia in his arms and for a moment Bruce looks so uncomfortable, but then he shifts Cordie into a better position for him and suddenly it’s as if his whole person relaxed. A smile lights up his face, and the whole thing warms your heart. You smile up at Steve, who gives you a thankful look. After a few minutes Cordie starts to get fussy and you take her back from Dr. Banner.

“Well, I think that’s our cue to leave.” Steve says, looking around the room. “I promise I won’t hoard them all to myself anymore.”

The goodbyes took ten minutes, since everyone wanted to express how jealous they were that Bruce got to hold her first.

“Everyone will get a chance to hold her. But right now this little monster is hungry and needs a nap. Goodbye everyone.” you say with a smile to each of the Avengers, all of which return the smile.

On the way home, Steve kisses your forehead. “What was that for?”

“Because, (y/n), I’ve never seen Bruce look so relaxed. That was the first time he truly looked peaceful. and somewhat happy. I am so grateful that you did that for one of the other people I care about.”

The Truth About ESFJ’s

ESFJ’s are literally one of the most diverse types I’ve ever seen. I still can hardly see myself as an ESFJ, I act a lot more like an INTP. However, MBTI is how you think, not how you act. And because Fe is the dominant function in the ESFJ’s stack, it can be manifested into so many different ways. 

Fe, The Dominant Function

Many people have a misunderstanding of what Fe actually is. Ti is about understanding how all of the puzzle pieces of life fit together. Fe is about shaping yourself to fit with the other puzzle pieces. A large amount of Fe is adaptability. Fe will adapt to any and everything; people, places, atmospheres, moods, the media, and so much more. From what I’ve seen, there are two types of healthy Fe.

There is “Sensitive Fe”, which is just very sensitive to people’s emotions or a general atmosphere/mood of a group and this will cause the person to form themselves to whoever they’re around and reflect the people they hang out with.

Then, there’s “Idolizing Fe”. This manifestation of Fe is kind of like a quilt of qualities of people that they like. For example let’s say that an ESFJ with “Idolizing Fe” met an INTP, an ESTP and an INFP. After hanging around these three types for a while, the ESFJ will grow to really admire and want to be more like these types. The ESFJ might take on the analytical qualities of the INTP, the flexible qualities of the ESTP, and the creative qualities of the INFP, forming an entirely different person with an entirely different personality than they had before they met the other types. This is the main cause of diversity in ESFJ’s, it all depends on the kind of people that they hang around. If an ESFJ has all intuitives for friends, then they’re very likely to start taking on intuitive tendencies. If an ESFJ has a lot of xxTx types for friends, the ESFJ can even fake being logical and analytical, and some are VERY good at it. 


Si, The Auxiliary Function

Many people assume that Si is about keeping up traditions and having a sort of “no nonsense” attitude but this isn’t true in all cases. Si is about using past experiences as a guide. This is yet another cause of diversity in many Si doms / aux’s.

If someone with developed Si grows up with the values of creativity, imagination, intelligence, then it’s very likely that even an ESFJ or an ISFJ can exhibit these qualities. Again, MBTI is how you think, not how you act. If an ESFJ thinks that being smart and logical and unemotional will make them feel accepted and rewarded, then you can bet that they’ll act smart, logical and unemotional.

ESFJ Stereotypes

After looking at many polls and graphs and charts, ESFJ is one of the least likely of all types to be on the internet. Which doesn’t surprise you, right? ESFJ’s are too busy taking care of their families and living life like a sheep without caring about complex personalities because their tiny, emotional, creative brains can’t handle it. This is very untrue!

I have seen so many inaccurate ESFJ stereotypes, and part of it is due to what I explained above about how many different manifestations of the functions there are. If I had gotten “ESFJ, The Caregiver” on my first MBTI test I would have laughed and clicked out and never looked at MBTI again. I’m not a caregiver. I don’t want a family or children, I don’t want a relationship. I want to be free to roam around the world and experience different cultures! I want to major in philosophy or astrophysics!

My parents and teachers raised me to value curiosity, creativity, being unique, being extraordinary, creating new experiences, being analytical, being smart. I was constantly praised as a child for being the smartest kid in the class and naturally, I fell into the geek/nerd stereotype at my school. When I first took the MBTI test about a year ago, it said I was an “INTP, The Thinker”. Naturally, I was proud of this because growing up, being smart and being logical was what made me feel accepted (Fe) and it was only tradition for me to be the “smartest kid in my class” (Si). I was so excited to be an INTP, because here was actual proof that I really was a super smart rocket scientist. And I started acting like an INTP too! I read through all of the INTP stereotypes and I used them as a guide to who I should be and how I should think.

And when I found out I was an ESFJ, I was upset. I was upset with myself, mostly, because it turned out that I wasn’t the “natural genius” that everyone thought I was; that I thought I was. But I slowly came to realize that being an ESFJ is wonderful. I can be absolutely anything I want to be. I can be funny, I can be kind, I can be brave, I can be smart. Fe allows me to adapt to whoever I need to be to feel accepted and to feel part of the group. 

In conclusion, ESFJ’s are not all shallow and thoughtless. ESFJ’s are simply adaptable to the people they are around. Sorry for the long post, thanks for reading!

cuorexx asked:

Hey just wondering how you stay so faithful in God when it seems like better is never coming? And when you go though obstacles how do recover from being in a bad place in your mind, and learn to fully love and truly accept yourself for who you are? Thanks beautiful x

Beloved, please, read this:

  • “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:9
  • “But He said to me: ‘My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’”2 Corinthians 12:9
  • “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”Isaiah 40:29
  • “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”Deuteronomy 31:6
  • “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”Psalm 23:4
  • “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”Philippians 4:13
  • “But Jesus looked at them and said to them: ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.Matthew 19:26
  • “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

After knowing this, how could I not be peaceful? How could I not be faithful?

Jesus never promised us that life would be easy. He promised that it would be possible and that it would be rewarding — “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”, said Jesus. — John 16:33. If God promissed you something, believe Him, whatever He told you He would do, He will do it — “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”Matthew 24:35.

You might hate yourself right now. You might be lost. You can’t understand yourself. There’s a terrible hurt in your chest. But remember never to self harm. Because it’s only a temporary escape. It’s one of the biggest mistakes you can make because it’s addicting.
—  via (kimssanity)