I’m not trying to change the world. All I want is to provide a service…something I do well and makes me happy. Hopefully I can provide for my family and live a comfortable life by doing that. If I don’t become filthy rich I’ll be perfectly fine. I applaud those who have discovered what they’re good at, and are pursuing it. I hope I can find what I’m good at...
I may be cynical when I say that very rarely is the beloved more than a shaping...– Jeannette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry (via bookmania)
He saw the stars. But for the first time in his life, he looked at them and felt...– Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (via andrewbaggott)
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.– Wallace Stevens (via pavorst)
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when...– Oscar Wilde (via 4mbivalent)
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the...– Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (via off-my-rocker)
She was rare, a perfect creation, a work of purest art. A delicate flower that...– Ralph Ellison, “Invisible Man” (via pluiefine)
I feel my life is so scattered right now. Like it’s all these small pieces of...– John Green & David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (via bookmania)
We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how...– Thich Nhat Hanh (via nephilnine)
There is very little a man can do to make me feel comfortable when he approaches me. It doesn’t matter how sweet he looks, or if he’s simply commenting on the weather. If I don’t know him, and he approaches me a red flag will immediately go up. I’ll hold on to my purse tighter, I’ll do my best to look as disinterested/occupied as possible. And I will quickly scope out...
I don’t know how long it’s been since the last time I checked. But I’m finally coming to terms with the idea that what has been happening for the past two years and what will happen now is none of my business. So no more checking, or wondering. I’m staying strong, and wishing you the absolute best.
Irony of Friendship
There are friends in my life that I see probably twice a year. Not necessarily because of distance or scheduling, we just don’t get around to hanging out or communicating. Yet, for some reason I still consider them my closest friends. The history we carry is more meaningful than the communication we currently have. I know at some point this will probably get tiring. But right now I see...
Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every...– Kyoko Escamilla (via sarab34r)
The world is changed by examples, not by opinions.– Paulo Coelho (via kari-shma)
To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain.– Paulo Coelho (via kari-shma)
Just a Friend
I have no plans to elaborate/extend this. I’m just enjoying the freedom, the openness and the flexibility of it all. Yet, I can’t help thinking how great it feels to have the company. I’m not getting the attention and perks that I would if this was stable, but to be honest I don’t really care. The moments we share are comforting and playful enough to satisfy me. It’s...
I feel like I’m living various lives, each one a secret from the other. And each with a distinct audience to please. Recently I’ve received quite a few blessings and for a moment I felt undeserving of them. I’ve done my share of things that society, and my church family wouldn’t approve of. Things my mother can’t even dream of me doing. If I were to be honest with...
I’m absolutely in love with to-do lists. Unfortunately, I get a bit carried away with them. I make them for ABSOLUTELY everything, with the goal of planning. As fun as being spontaneous can be I would much rather plan things out. I would hate to miss out on an opportunity because I didn’t think ahead… Anyways I tend to over plan. I always make these huge lists of things to do,...
Not Putting in the Effort
I often feel like I’m not doing what I should be doing to be beautiful. I’m not eating the right things, I’m not taking care of my skin the way I should. I’m not working out, or buying the right clothes or products, and I’m definitely not putting in enough time to doll myself up in the morning. So every now and then I turn over a new leaf. I go to a Duane Reade and...
Everybody said Lucy is a Dreamer: “I will love you... →
thediamondsinlucyssky: “I will love you with no regard to the actions of our enemies or the jealousies of actors. I will love you with no regard to the outrage of certain parents or the boredom of certain friends. I will love you no matter what is served in the world’s cafeterias or what game is played at each and every…
I’ve spent so much time in my head and in my heart that I forgot to live in my...– Tara Hardy, Bone Marrow (via themilesiwandered)
I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a...– The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks (via torace)
What we call a home is merely any place that succeeds in making more...– From The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton. (via carpentrix)
I will tell stories to people who will listen and to people who don’t want to...– Dave Eggers, What is the What (via pavorst)
Everything is a self-portrait. A diary. Your whole drug history’s in a strand of...– Chuck Palahniuk, Diary (via shesanargonaut)
Why don’t you tell me that ‘if the girl had been worth having, she’d have waited...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via prima-volta)
Like the way the sun is right now, with the long shadows, and that kind of...– John Green, Looking for Alaska (via bookmania)
theeducatedfieldnegro: Am I the only that has debates in his head? I swear I’m not crazy. Like I formulate possible attacks and counterattacks to specific arguments. lol
16 & Pregnant
I truly can’t stand this show. I’ve forced myself to sit through a few episodes, just to give the show a chance. Yet, I still find myself completely against it. I understand that it’s trying to show teens the life of a teen mom, and the difficulties a teen mom has to face. And it would succeed in that if it followed the format of a show that’s more informational like True...
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his...– Nelson Mandela (via goodbyetoyesterday)
You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still...– Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl (via bookmania)