hello, world.

You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect.

—T.B. LaBerge (via jloeser)

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Note to self

1112pm:

Use all the anger and frustration and sadness and turn it into motivation to chase success. Nothing less.

Sometimes we want anything just to get out of the season we are in. But maybe the point is to push into God and work on our reliance and trust in Him. God is moving even if you can’t see it. He wants to get through to your heart, mind, and soul and put wisdom in the deepest, darkest corners of your mind—until His goodness just overflows into you. Admit the giants in your life, and stop feeding them power. #accountability #psalms51 #love #faith #friends

Sometimes we want anything just to get out of the season we are in. But maybe the point is to push into God and work on our reliance and trust in Him. God is moving even if you can’t see it. He wants to get through to your heart, mind, and soul and put wisdom in the deepest, darkest corners of your mind—until His goodness just overflows into you. Admit the giants in your life, and stop feeding them power. #accountability #psalms51 #love #faith #friends

Is it just terrible that when people ask me about my trip, I just wanna throw my hands up in the air and be like, please kindly look at my IG because it’s pretty much posted chronologically

Don’t you dare
Shrink yourself
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow.

m.v., Advice to my future daughter, #2. (via findingwordsforthoughts)

(via makamaeokalani)

The best parts of my body? My brain, my spine, my guts.

I’m in love.

The friends you will call extensions
of yourself the day you graduate high
school may not be the first people
you call when you get engaged.

Not all kisses will be good ones.
Some will be wet and miss your
mouth by so much, you’ll start to
wonder if they’re looking for
something beyond you, something
your skin will never add up to.

The first time you go home with
a stranger, tell them they are
beautiful and spend the night
begging them to show you
more of their heart in between
your crescendos and releases.

When you leave in the morning
without saying goodbye, hope
they understand that it was
for their own good.

The people you love can be
untouchable and hard and mean
when they have been hurt, but
do not let that stop you from
breaking down their bathroom
doors and holding them together.
You will find that people often
insist that they are whole far
more when they are falling apart
inside of your arms.

It took me so long to learn that other
people are not limbs. You can hurt
for them when they break, but your
pain will not be one in the same with
their experience. Do not tell her you
“know how she feels”, tell her you
will be here when she needs to
release it.

Pain can be so great, but the
sky is always the most beautiful
after nasty storms, bent on
knocking down trees and keeping
homes in the dark.

Buy an umbrella.

Don’t let anyone tell you
that you do not already
have everything you will
ever need.

for the little girl in the supermarket picking out lipstick, Emma Bleker (via larmoyante)

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