“When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own.”—Mandy Hale, The Single Woman (via larmoyante)
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”—Alan W. Watts (via gangotree)
“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”—Hunter Thompson (via my-fit-body)
What if we all looked the way we wanted? Our ideal weight became reality, our worries about money washed away. Your love life is exactly the way you pictured it. Do you think we’d all be happier? Or would we just find new things to hate?
While I was getting my nails done today, this very grumpy, larger older lady came in. The nail salon had 2013’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show playing on the tv. Half way through her pedicure she explained very loudly: “no real woman looks like that” and it really got me thinking.
I see on here…
its more the photoshop and crazy dieting before a show they do with Victoria Secret that makes it ridiculous…..
“Every weight loss program, no matter how positively it’s packaged, whispers to you that you’re not right. You’re not good enough. You’re unacceptable and you need to be fixed. I officially reject that message. I reject it for myself, and I reject it on your behalf, too.”—Kim Brittingham, Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large (via thelovelyloner)
“When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.”—Lemony Snicket (via ladymargaerytyrell)
It’s Christmas Eve here in ‘Straya and I might not get to tumblr tomorrow so I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas day [regardless of whether or not you celebrate Christmas because I hope you have a great day anyway]!
one time a white student from the university in my home town was talking to a student that came from africa to study and said “wow growing up in africa must have been so tough for you” and he just replied “my family could buy you” and walked away
i want to move to a small apartment by myself in a new city and i want to decide which furniture i want and what i want for dinner and whether or not i want to stay out all night and i want to travel and meet new people and fall in love and go have my own adventures because i’m sick of this washed-up place filled with annoying people