“I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love.”—Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian (via dysenterygay)
“Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.”—Anna Quindlen, Every Last One (via 33113)
“Develop a healthy relationship with food. If you’re hungry, eat. If you’re full, don’t eat. Eat vegetables to be good to your body, but eat ice cream to be good to your soul.
Take pictures of yourself frequently. Chronicle your life. Selfies are completely underrated. Even if the pictures are unflattering, keep them anyway. There will always be mountains and cities and buildings, but you will never look the same way as you did in that one moment in time.
Your worth does not depend on how desirable someone finds you. Spend less time in front of the mirror and more time with people who make you feel beautiful.
Close doors. Don’t hold onto things that no longer brings you happiness and do not help you grow as a person. It is okay to walk away from toxic relationships. You are not weak for letting go.
Forgive yourself. We all have something in our pasts that we are ashamed of, but they only weigh us down if we allow them to. Make amends with the old you and work every day to become the person that you’ve always wanted to be.”—Tina Tran, Tips to being a happier you (via girl-in-nike)
2. Gentle hands cupping your face, pressing a warm mug of cocoa into your chest, and curling around your trembling fingers is the best cure for a broken heart.
3. Tea is not a drink restricted to the months of Winter.
4. Once you have fallen asleep in the arms of somebody you adore, your bed no longer looks inviting – simply empty.
5. Rainy days are not an excuse to stay indoors.
6. Love isn’t as straightforward as Hollywood would have us believe, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth falling.
7. The smallest gesture can change a life.
8. There is nothing more comforting than a good book.
9. If you think the sky looks beautiful: take a photo – it will never look the same again.
10. Never conform simply because you do not fit society’s mould of beauty – wear the clothes that make you feel invincible, and listen to whatever music gets you up on your feet dancing around your room at 9pm on a Wednesday night.
11. Avoid procrastinating: the work has to be completed at some point, and pushing it aside will only cause anxiety and panic.
12. Look up from your phone for a few minutes each day, and appreciate the miracles of nature before they disappear.
13. A smile from a stranger lights up your heart and warms the deepest corners of your tired soul.
14. If you are trusted with a secret, those words are for your ears alone.
15. Love yourself from the moment you wake until the moment you fall asleep – nobody else will be able to love you the same.
16. Clean out your wardrobe every so often; there are hidden treasures in the most unlikely of places.
17. Don’t rush to turn 18 so soon – becoming an adult is not as glamorous as it seems.
”—L.G. 17 Things I Have Learned Since Turning 17 (via introv-erted)