I am eventually going to post a video of me playing this on guitar as an incentive for me to get better at it. It’s so beautiful.

"I Ain’t Leavin’ Without Your Love"

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Anonymous asked: On your latest entry per Thought Catalog, the movie playing in the background, is that Kate Winslet?

You know i took it last winter so I don’t remember but I think it is Contagion? I think it’s KW too.

0 notes, July 30, 2014

"What [political correctness] really does is make people a nation full of liars. It enforces a lack of introspection, or wonder. You don’t think about alternatives. You don’t wonder about ‘this’ or about ‘that’. Because there’s only one correct way to do it, you stay with that correct way. I don’t think it’s terribly healthy to put a padlock on people’s mouths."

Martin Mull (via thatlitsite)

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extrarouge:

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scannedlife:

makin more stuff for Thought Catalog

scannedlife:

makin more stuff for Thought Catalog

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Anonymous asked: Do you think it's possible to still be friends with a guy even though he doesn't seem to have feelings for me?We didn't text each other for 2 months already but I really miss him.I used to think that he might have feelings for me but since he stopped texting me during these two months I guess it's a sign he's not interested in me?

I’m sure it is possible, but I’ve always found it’s way easier to separate entirely from the person or else it’s too hard to get your crush to die and it’s just a long drawn out bummer.

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When People Asked Me If I’m Going To Be Embarrassed About What I Wrote On The Internet

I don’t know. Probably.

But um, I’ve been writing things on the internet since the late 90s via LiveJournal and Tumblr and now Thought Catalog. The only thing I have published in an irl book is a fiction story about a guy who emailed me a photo of his dick. Of course it’s embarrassing to look back and read things you wrote five years ago but that’s the whole point of doing it. 

Writing helps you grow as a person because it’s like taking your brain outside of your head and in front of your face so you can examine your thoughts. It’s cathartic to write stuff out and especially by putting it online where people can comment and respond to it — you learn a lot faster than you would otherwise. 

I sincerely hope that I am embarrassed by what I am writing. If I look back in 5-10 years and think “wow! i was so smart! I made all correct decisions! my writing is very impressive!” it would be fucking bleak as hell. It would mean I haven’t grown or changed at all in those 5-10 years. And that I’m probably the kind of person who lies to themselves. 

Being embarrassed about your past is the price you pay for living your life. I’m okay with that because I have a rule that I would rather learn something than be precious about it and avoid embarrassment. I don’t care about being embarrassed as much as I care about learning and growing. 

And if it’s public humiliation — if I can’t get a job because the internet bubble has (again) burst and the kind of content that I’m good at writing isn’t in demand anymore. Well, I will find something else to do. But I can’t live my life in the present based on what I think the future is going to be like and how I can best protect it. 

No… that’s not me. I need to embrace everything I do. I think if you are lucky enough to have an intuition that is loud enough that you can figure out what it is saying you should just do that. And when it ends, you do the next thing it tells you to do. And it always works out.

Like Rilke said:

"You, my own deep soul. Trust me, I will not betray you."

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extrarouge:

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extrarouge:

<3

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extrarouge:

&lt;3

extrarouge:

<3

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"We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s."

Kifah Shah (via lazyteen)

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"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength."

Sigmund Freud

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…throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.’
— Nietzsche

…throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.’

— Nietzsche

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tothemarathonandback:

#prefontaine

tothemarathonandback:

#prefontaine

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