1) Learn to put on your bracelets and zip up your dresses by yourself. There will be times when you will be alone.
2) Get on a long plane ride. Look out the window. Understand the immensity of our world. Understand your insignificance. Understand your absolute importance.
3) Press the send button. If you don’t say it now, you never will.
4) Do not sneer at happiness or roll your eyes at sadness. Be aware that apathy is not healthy.
5) You are more than the amount of people who want to have sex with you.
6) That pit in your stomach when he doesn’t text you back, it shouldn’t be there. No one should be able to control you like that.
7) Shopping is cathartic. Buy the shoes and deal with one-ply toilet paper for a while.
8) It will get better, but it will never be perfect. Learn to live through the small moments of happiness. When they disappear, remember they will resurface.
9) I promise that cookie will not change anything (except that it will make you smile).
10) Please, please, take care of yourself. You are everything to somebody. You are everything to your self. That alone is enough.

things to remember, -n.m. (via thegirlwithfernweh)

Literally love this

(via true-belle)

(Reblogged from yaknow-yanow)

Good Morning, indeed.

heyjesscole:

My fantasy teams this week.

This. Jamaal Charles was my favorite human last year and now he’s reeeeeally pissing me off.

heyjesscole:

My fantasy teams this week.

This. Jamaal Charles was my favorite human last year and now he’s reeeeeally pissing me off.

(Reblogged from beautifuldaysish)

Working from home today definitely beats working from the office.

I volunteered to do the eulogy at my grandpa’a funeral which is in less than one hour. To say I am freaking out is an understatement. I will not cry in public. I will not cry in public.

food52:

Let okra steal the show-kra.

Read more: Shrimp and Okra Stew on Food52

(Reblogged from food52)

Lots of laughs, lots of stories, lots of love. What a great legacy to leave with your kids, grands and great-grands.

This is one of those times when being far from home and family is super hard.

I think about my body all the time - how it looks, how it feels, how I can make it smaller, what I should put into it, what I am putting into it, what has been done to it, what I do to it, what I let others do to it. This bodily preoccupation is exhausting.

Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist: Reaching for Catharsis (via cats-books-donuts)

Wow I really, really need this book.

(via pretendingtoadult)

This hits a little too close to home.

(Reblogged from rosestoreality)

What was I thinking? Pretty much sums up this summer!