It’s funny, when I think about this exact time last year. Things were so different. I never would have thought that things could change so much in only a year. I wonder what next October will be like.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Sometimes when life gets too busy you just need to take a week off, travel, rest and reconnect. So I headed out to the west coast, drank lots of coffee, wandered through record stores and book shops, went on some hiking adventures and experienced life in some pretty awesome cities.
Maybe Monday’s don’t start off in the greatest way possible. Maybe Tuesday’s and Fridays don’t either. That’s okay. It’s always okay. Why? Because they don’t have to stay that way. There are approximately 86,400 seconds in today. Over half of them are gone now, but there are plenty left. Let’s say there are around 36,000 left. I see that as 36,000 chances to turn it around. All the way up to midnight. You’ve got a chance. You’ve got the time. Now, now you just need the fight. Which I know you have. I’ve seen it before. So really, all you need now is one of those seconds, bursting at the seams with courage, to finally decide that it’s going to be different from here on out. One second. Insanely brave courage. That’s where it starts. & It’s okay if it’s not this second, or this one, or the next. Maybe you need a couple hundred. That’s okay, too. Just promise me that you’ll take the seconds that you have left to turn it around. Rock out the rest of your Monday. Whatever it takes. You deserve it. I promise you do.
I approach most things in life with a dangerous level of confidence to balance my generally low self-esteem.
Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist (via larmoyante)
Rain on roof outside window, gray light, deep covers and warm blankets. Rain and nip of autumn in air; nostalgia, itch to work better and bigger. That crisp edge of autumn.
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 26 August 1956 in Paris (via ablogwithaview)
I love my new tattoo
I’m already the most fortunate girl in the world, so I have zero expectations for what the future will bring.