When you’re young — particularly when you don’t yet have a family of your own — you can do anything. You can go anywhere. You can chase any dream. You can move across the country. You can work four jobs at once. You can live out of your car or under a bridge or in a tent. You can go all in. Swing for the fences. Toss up Hail Marys. Whatever overused sports metaphor you prefer — that’s what you can do. You are untethered and unburdened. You are mobile. You can carve out your niche. You can make radical decisions. You can walk out on that ledge in pursuit of bigger things. You can take risks, because there isn’t that much at stake. Not yet, anyway.
21 hours ago // 21 notes
There is no glory in being alone. But there’s a lot to be said for figuring out who you are and what you need without having the pressure of someone else’s expectations of you. So it’s OK to be alone. Love doesn’t have an expiration date. It will be all that much sweeter when you’ve spent the time to fall in love with yourself first.
K. (via with-grace-and-guts)
4 days ago // 260 notes
You realize you are not alone, right? No one in their twenties has life figured out. It’s okay to be a mess. You’re living.
Things my therapist told me today that almost made me burst out into tears. I need to remember this more often. (via michaelassbendr)
(Source: betterfailings, via cold-winter-days)
5 days ago // 313,833 notes
I always push people away and I’m sick of it.
6 days ago // 8 notes
When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.
Ram Dass (via thebigelectron)
ahhhh yes!!! <3 (via dirtyflowerchild)
(Source: the-starpilot-has-landed, via dirtyflowerchild)
6 days ago // 7,098 notes
I don’t give a shit about grand gestures or flowers at my door, I just want your teeth across my neck and my lips pressed to the small of your back, I want your stupid fucking sense of humour making me laugh at 4am when I have to be up at 6.
(Source: stayygone, via finegoodsandfinefolks)
1 week ago // 240,044 notes