Can we just talk about how exhausting dating is when you have an anxiety disorder. It’s like I want to go on a date with you but holy shit going on a date is also the last thing I want to do ever let me make a million excuses and then you’ll think I’m not into you and stop asking or we’ll finally go on a date and then I’ll basically hyperventilate on my drive home about all the stupid embarrassing shit I’ve done and it’ll haunt me for the next several weeks/months/the rest of my life.
“We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.”— Thich Nhat Hanh (via thatkindofwoman)
“I’m not sad, but the boys who are looking for sad girls always find me. I’m not a girl anymore and I’m not sad anymore. You want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole.”—Warsan Shire (via ethiopienne)
“I love those mornings when you wake to darkness and no one is asking anything of you. You’re under no pressure to exist. This is something of which I am in constant need.”—C.R. (via awelltraveledwoman)
“Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses, and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life.”—Omar Khayyám (via penseesduchoeur)
“I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings.”—note to self (via coca-koala)
Sooooooooo… did you know that the Lesser Waterboatman (
Micronecta scholtzi), despite being under 3 mm in length, is capable of producing a sound of 99.2dB by stridulating its penis across corrugations on its abdomen and is by far the loudest animal on Earth in relation to its size?
Going on dates and people are always like “I’m just looking for casual fun” and I’m like having coffee is casual fun why are you killing the vibe do you actually mean you just want me to sleep with you because no.
“I like it when clothes have a story and I like finding things that move me somehow but I think it’s very important to not make fashion too much of a thing in your life. It’s a tool to show who you are to the world but only if you’re privileged enough to to be able to worry about it.”—Clémence Poésy (via awelltraveledwoman)
“The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you have ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.”—Derek Walcott, “Love After Love” (via ethiopienne)