“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.”—Noam Chomsky (via awakeningapril)
“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for. It doesn’t interest me how old you are, I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine. It doesn’t interest me where you live or how rich you are, I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and be sweet to the ones you love. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly like the company you keep in the empty moments of your life.”—Jon Blais (via resolutewoman)
“Wake up every morning and tell yourself that you’re a badass bitch from hell and that no one can fuck with you and then don’t let anybody fuck with you.”—Kate Nash’s advice to college students (via morganmarguerite)
“Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it. Don’t try to win people over who aren’t worth it. Focus on yourself, and focus on the people who are really awesome and who love you. Don’t hang out with people who make you feel like shit. Don’t spend your energy on them.”—Beth Ditto (via thatkindofwoman)
I love where I’m from and look up to the people who live there. They taught me to love, laugh, cry and be strong. They taught me how to survive and showed me unbelievable kindness that fills my eyes with tears just thinking about it.
I’m not sure how I feel about being completely okay leaving the people that made me, me. But I am. I’m okay, I’m happy, I’m free.
Only, when I remember all of their love, I feel guilty. Like, I’ve turned a new leaf and purposely left them, neat, where I want them to be.
Now, now is my time to make me strong. Now is my time to teach myself to laugh on my own. To love and cry without the comfort of familiarity,.