In my mind, I'm always the heroine.

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. 

All of Me
John Legend / Love In the Future

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All of Me - John Legend

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

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“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)

“Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (via bookmania)
“Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.”
— Louis C.K. (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: thatquote, via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

“So among the 80 million blogs on Tumblr, only between 10 and 15 percent of the content is deemed “original.” The remainder is reblogged — something you can either interpret as the inspiring power of the Tumblr network or the slow death of original Web content.”
Tumblr talks marketing, user franchising, and the power of the reblog. (via nedhepburn)

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One Life
Boyce Avenue / One Life - Single

(Source: onemusicworld)

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“Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.”
— Eric Allen (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: goddesswithinyou, via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)