Things I wish someone had told me. 

  1. You will graduate and suddenly realize you have 100 less friends than you had before. This is okay.
  2. The friends that you still have, you will realize, were always the friends you had. Keep them. Nurture them.
  3. You will swear off alcohol. 
  4. You will get extremely drunk.
  5. This is okay.
  6. You will feel nostalgic for things you once hated, like your minimum wage job or the football jock you haven’t spoken to in a year.
  7. You will realize it really doesn’t matter where you’re going in the fall, and laugh at yourself for all the hours spent stressing about college.
  8. You will start to miss people before they leave. You will get anxious about them leaving and try to hold on to them too tight.
  9. Let go.
  10. You will laugh until you cry and cry all night. This is okay.
  11. Someone who has hugged you a thousand times will hug you and you will tear up. Cry.
  12. You will start to miss your mother as if you were five again, but fiercely oppose telling her so. Tell her.
  13. Make an effort. Stay up really late for no reason and dance in the street. Do all the touristy things in your hometown and act like nothing has ever been more fun. Drive to the beach in the middle of the night and freeze with your best friends. Get really drunk and let the people who love you take care of you. Take care of the people you love. Make an effort. Pet your cats and volunteer to walk your dogs. Write hand written letters and take lots of pictures, buy cheap frames and hang them everywhere. 
  14. Remember one day this too will end. This is okay. 

"You are just a small girl with a whole universe inside of you trying to get out"

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"I think there comes a time when you meet someone and you just want to make them smile for the rest of your life."

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"I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with."

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Danielle Brooks is so damn beautiful


someone please teach me how to glow like this

my fav

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"For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.

So collapse.
This is not your destruction.

This is your birth."


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One day I’ll stop reblogging this. But not today; it’s beautiful.

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"I can’t abandon
the person I used to be
so I carry her"


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A shell of what once was

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"Be young. Be dope. Be Proud."

- The Declaration of Independence (1776)

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1.) There will be boys who say sweet words that melt your heart, and they won’t want to just “get in your pants.”

2.) Everyone will hurt you some time or another, even the people who promise they won’t and aren’t supposed to.

3.) There are going to be days where you can’t go to school because you’ll be too tired from a sleepless night of over thinking.

4.) Everyone is going to leave you at some point in your life but sometimes the really special ones will come back.

5.) Sometimes the people you cannot live without, can live perfectly fine without you.

6.) You’re going to be young and fall in love and there’s a chance that will be the person you will marry, or just another person who will leave you with memories.

7.) Not everyone will be happy with your success and not everyone will be sad with your loss.

8.) There are going to be people you are close to and then suddenly one day you don’t talk and there’s not a good reason as to why

9.) People are going to make fun of you and you are going to stand out but you’re going to need to realize that everyone does this to everyone and even though it doesn’t make it right you’re going to have to learn to deal with it.

10.) There is going to be one day when suddenly no where feels like home until the day when your lips touch his, when you look into his eyes, and he wraps you in his arms and suddenly, there you are, home.


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i appreciate that he used a black, lesbian couple and their beautiful black baby to illustrate this point because i am damn tired of neil patrick harris being the face of queer struggle

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If you do not think this is one of the best scenes in cinematic history, you are wrong.

she got the oscar for this performance.


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Frozen is the new Black

I’ve completely lost it.

O H  M Y   G O D 

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When my mother says I am the perfect child and tells me she is proud of me, I do not feel it.

I feel her words reach out and envelope me in a grip around my throat instead of a loving embrace. 

Her hugs creep up my back and make the hairs on my neck stand up straight. 

Her “I love you”’s trigger my fight or flight response as my whole life I’ve seen them as a way for her to prove me wrong.

-Of course I didn’t mean what I said before, I love you.

-Of course I didn’t mean to slam those doors, I love you.

-Of course I didn’t mean to not come home last night, I love you.

-Of course I didn’t mean to leave you.

-I love you.

I’ve learned that I love you is a sword. Growing up I believed that I love you was chain mail and armor against the bad things in the world, the pain and spite and lies. I now know I could only identify those things because they existed in my own safe place.

I look back and I try to remember at what age my mother started claiming not just me, but my achievements. As if those nights in the dark, jumping at footsteps and door creaks are single-handedly what made me win in my track meets and pass spelling tests. As if she herself accomplished these things through me. She listed them on her resume as a mother as easily if she herself just stepped off the gravel track. 

They say the love of a family is unconditional. I believe that is bullshit. I believe that people tell themselves you always have to love family because they are family as a reason to be horrible people. When all else fails, you always have family right? They are always there to scream at, to slur your words and spill your drinks on, to carry you to your bed in the middle of the night. 

I will not tell my children that you have to love your family. Your family is a group of strange people that society tells you you must remain in contact with because they share your nose or your height. I will tell my children that biological family will no longer be synonymous with tequila and cold tile floors, stale breath and bowls and damp towels applied to the forehead. Family should not explain why I jump when my mother makes sudden movements, when I heard unexpected footsteps, when doors slam. 

I will tell my children that family is the people who love you unconditionally. The people who wake up in the middle of the night even though they don’t know why you’re calling, the people who take you in for months at a time with no explanation further than “I need a place to stay.” Family means love, not I love you.