"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 fridaynights-citylights)
"Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living."
— (via deadlyvibes)
(Source: rustedbones, via loveejenna)
This is a thoughtful thing to do for people who might be expecting bad or serious news. My family got in the habit when Grannybarb was really sick, and every time my phone rang I was terrified that it was a Serious Call.
So when we just wanted to chat, my mom and sisters and would text the other person ahead of time, so we knew that it wasn’t serious and we didn’t have to drop everything to take it/steel ourselves emotionally/get to a place where we could flip out if need be.
Can this be a practice that everyone adopts? I’m not used to getting phone calls on my texting/twitter/tumblr/snapchat/instagram device. When I do I tend to get overwhelmed and throw my phone. True story. I have actually done that a few times. I’m too awkward for social interaction. And I’m a worrier. My dad calls me? I immediately assume someone died. I’m an awkward worrier.
Anyway, if you’re going to call me could you text me first so I know that nothing terrible has happened?
"Try not to feel jealous about things, or people or places. It’s toxic. Just keep living. You will find your happiness."
File under: “Things I needed to read today.”
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Ever get a thank you note and just get a weird vibe from it?
I received a letter from one of the two teams that I have purchased season tickets through yesterday. I had just renewed for next year the week before and assumed it was the thank you note from my season ticket rep. I actually opened it today and it was. But the phrasing on it…”you popped the big question and we said yes!” (they have a relationship/proposal theme with season tickets)
And I just thought “um…no.” That feels like the inverse of a sales relationship. You asked me to renew my tickets and I said yes by giving you money. It wasn’t that I asked nicely to give you money in exchange for tickets and you allowed me to do so. Well, I guess it kind of was but still I chose to purchase goods/a service and was being thanked for that. It rubbed me the wrong way.
Am I overthinking this one? I’m kind of a grammar/phrasing geek so I could easily be reading too far into it.