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serifim:

this gives me life and inspires me to step up my lipstick game
heyrainbows:

 by ataciara

another reminder.

the world is heavy
but your bones
(just a cubic inch)
can hold 19,000 lbs

ounce for ounce
they are stronger than steel

atom for atom
you are more precious than diamond

and stars have died
so that you may live

you need to remember these things
when you say that you are weak
and worthless

(Source: luxmendax)

There will come a time when you want to cut off all your hair. Do it. Realise that the thing you want rid of doesn’t lie in the long curls that frame your face so perfectly. Live with short hair for a while. It’ll grow.

You won’t always want to talk to people. That’s okay. When it’s late and you hear your friends talking in the next room, you don’t have to join them. You’re allowed your solitude. It makes company sweeter and it teaches you how to survive alone. You will need that skill.

In the winter, you’ll believe that nothing will ever grow again. You’re wrong. Every year, London looks like it’s on its last legs, wheezing through those last cold days in March. Every year, spring comes like an explosion and the city shakes off its sleep.

Mundane problems will get the better of you sometimes. Don’t worry. Try as you might, life cannot be an endless, beautiful, intense moment. Find comfort in money worries and late trains; they’re a welcome rest in between heartbreaks and breakdowns.

People will call you a cynic, a wry smile on their faces. Pay them no mind. You alone know that you are capable of a love greater than anything they can comprehend. You alone know that you are not willing to sell your identity and respect to the first smirking halfwit to pass by. It is not cynicism. It is reverence for your own vast and fathomless heart, and it makes sense only to love someone who understands that and is awed by it.

You will not always get what you want when you want it. Accept it. Your goals are not set in stone and you are not on a fixed trajectory. Sometimes, life will take its time and you will have to play the long, interminable game. Play it well and with as much grace as you can muster. Live at your own pace.

At night, you will occasionally wake up afraid, wanting to die. Don’t give in. Night plays its tricks, but you are not so easily fooled. Your mind will play its tricks, too. It will make you believe that you’re not who you are, but you must not give in. You take a breath and you tell yourself that you are here. That you always were.

Practical Advice for Difficult Women (#20 - 9th December)

(Source: blood-and-magic)

I fight for what I believe in. And I’m not a piece of my body, I’m not my curly hair, or someone’s daughter, I’m not a Facebook profile, or what people say. I am what I am because of what I do. If I lose both arms, I still have my legs. If I lose both legs, I still have my body. If I lose my body, there is still my mind. And if I lose everything, I’m still me.

Marielle Tejada (via drapetomania) —

destinedtobeunworthy:


YOU ARE A REVELATION / A playlist for those who had enough shedding tears for their life and decided to fight on. (pop style) (cover art by Winnie )

01. Counting Stars by OneRepublic / 02. Brave by Sara Bareilles / 03. Icarus by Bastille / 04.Roar by Katy Perry / 05. Wake Me Up by Avicii / 06. Carry On by Fun. / 07.Thank You by MKTO / 08. Pompeii by Bastille / 09. Up In The Air by Thirty Seconds To Mars / 10. It’s Time - Imagine Dragons / 11. Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit) - Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin / 12. Now by Paramore / 13. No Light, No Light by Florence + The Machine / 14. Sins of My Youth by Neon Trees
»LISTEN

If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.

Charles Bukowski  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: family-corleone)

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum (via inspirinquotes) —