In my mind, I'm always the heroine.

Ask me anything   I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage."
Anais Nin (via juliansummerhayes)
— 2 weeks ago with 17 notes

thismtnsoul:

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”

—    Anais Nin

— 2 weeks ago with 56 notes
"We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them."
Anaïs Nin (via missjodie)
— 2 weeks ago with 43 notes
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."
Anaïs Nin (via missjodie)
— 2 weeks ago with 113 notes
"I despise my own hypersensitiveness, which requires so much reassurance. It is certainly not normal to crave so much to be loved and understood."
Anais Nin (via mourningmelody)
— 2 weeks ago with 236 notes
"With due respect to those who are asking me to comment on last night’s tragic mass shooting at UCSB in Isla Vista, CA — I no longer have anything to say about what is now part of normal American life. Everything I have to say about this, I said it 12 years ago: We are a people easily manipulated by fear which causes us to arm ourselves with a quarter BILLION guns in our homes that are often easily accessible to young people, burglars, the mentally ill and anyone who momentarily snaps. We are a nation founded in violence, grew our borders through violence, and allow men in power to use violence around the world to further our so-called American (corporate) “interests.” The gun, not the eagle, is our true national symbol. While other countries have more violent pasts (Germany, Japan), more guns per capita in their homes (Canada [mostly hunting guns]), and the kids in most other countries watch the same violent movies and play the same violent video games that our kids play, no one even comes close to killing as many of its own citizens on a daily basis as we do — and yet we don’t seem to want to ask ourselves this simple question: “Why us? What is it about US?” Nearly all of our mass shootings are by angry or disturbed white males. None of them are committed by the majority gender, women. Hmmm, why is that? Even when 90% of the American public calls for stronger gun laws, Congress refuses — and then we the people refuse to remove them from office. So the onus is on us, all of us. We won’t pass the necessary laws, but more importantly we won’t consider why this happens here all the time. When the NRA says, “Guns don’t kill people — people kill people,” they’ve got it half-right. Except I would amend it to this: “Guns don’t kill people — Americans kill people.” Enjoy the rest of your day, and rest assured this will all happen again very soon."
Michael Moore on the recent UCSB shooting
— 2 months ago with 4 notes
#michael moore  #ucsb shooting  #ucsb  #gun violence  #america  #nra 
masalachannel:

COME OUT TO OUR FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING AT THE 519 COMMUNITY CENTRE ON JUNE 5TH, 2014 FROM 6 - 8 PM. 
Check out our poster and spread the word!

masalachannel:

COME OUT TO OUR FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING AT THE 519 COMMUNITY CENTRE ON JUNE 5TH, 2014 FROM 6 - 8 PM.

Check out our poster and spread the word!

— 2 months ago with 11 notes
#lgbt  #southasians  #toronto  #torontoevents  #gayrights  #lesbians 
Friends of a Certain Age

As people approach midlife, the days of youthful exploration, when life felt like one big blind date, are fading. Schedules compress, priorities change and people often become pickier in what they want in their friends.

No matter how many friends you make, a sense of fatalism can creep in: the period for making B.F.F.’s, the way you did in your teens or early 20s, is pretty much over. It’s time to resign yourself to situational friends: K.O.F.’s (kind of friends) — for now.

The workplace can crackle with competition, so people learn to hide vulnerabilities and quirks from colleagues, Dr. Adams said. Work friendships often take on a transactional feel; it is difficult to say where networking ends and real friendship begins.

After 30, people often experience internal shifts in how they approach friendship. Self-discovery gives way to self-knowledge, so you become pickier about whom you surround yourself with

Friendships redefined. 

— 7 months ago
#friendships  #twentysomethings 

flyfiasco:

All of Me - John Legend

My head’s underwater, but I’m breathing fine

— 8 months ago with 28 notes
"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do."
Andrew Carnegie (via simplycyndee)

(Source: erosboros, via simplycyndee)

— 8 months ago with 161926 notes