1) A boy telling you you’re pretty won’t make you see the beauty in the fullness of your cheeks, in redness of your lips at 2 in the morning when tequila is making the bar bathroom spin. He can’t take away the ugliness that you see in yourself, you have to do that.

2) You have to be ready to hear someone say they love you. You have to be ready, and you have to be willing, and you have to listen. Because sometimes, they won’t say those three words, they’ll put a blanket over you while you’re watching a movie, they’ll kiss your cheek when they think you’re asleep, they’ll smile when they see you first thing in the morning. But you, you have to be willing to see it, feel it, let it in. Letting someone love you takes practice.

3) Don’t make compromises you can’t live with. Compromise is a different version of what you want, not a whole other Universe.

4) Learn to say no. No - to a movie you don’t want to watch; no - to sex you don’t want to have, no- to a relationship that’s driving you mad. Say no - to things that hurt you, to people that extinguish your fire, to jobs you hate and places that are desolate. There are bad things that we can’t control, bad things that happen and we are sucked into and have to feel with every fibre of our being, but the rest - learn to distance yourself, learn to say no.

5) Don’t expect people to walk through fire for you - not your parents, not your friends, not the person you’re in love with. Love doesn’t mean sacrifice, love shouldn’t mean sacrifice. Don’t expect someone to give away pieces of them, so they could fit you better. And don’t feel hurt when they refuse to - it’s self-preservation. Instead - learn from them. Do it as well.

6) Don’t tether yourself to people. Learn to make connections, to love, with both your feet steady on the ground. Learn to let people pass through your life; like a summer breeze, not a storm that’s just been unleashed.

7) Learn the difference between growth and growing up before it’s too late. Rooftops and water fights and ice cream for breakfast can be a part of your life at 10, 25, or 35. But by the time you’re 35 you need to learn to say enough, to be able to walk away, you need to be able to love yourself. Love yourself the way you loved yourself at 10, before the world had a chance to fill your head with ugliness.

m.v., The list of things I learned before turning 22, pt.1. (pt.2)

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See a hot guy

  • Me: I wonder what music he listens to

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These are based on the beautiful botanical tattoos of Kirsten Holliday (kirstenmakestattoos).

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Title: But I Do Artist: Now, Now 18,847 plays

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but I do / now, now

I am what you need when you can’t find it somewhere else
I am what you want when you don’t have anything else

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Title: Anaconda Artist: Nicki Minaj 1,302 plays

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anaconda || nicki minaj

by the way, what he say? he can tell i ain’t missing no meals
come through and fuck ‘em in my automobile
let him eat it with his grills and he telling me to chill
and he telling me it’s real, that he love my sex appeal
say he don’t like ‘em boney, he want something he can grab
so i pulled up in the jag, mayweather with the jab like
dun-d-d-dun-dun-d-d-dun-dun

dude lol

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Animals Waving Hello to You [boredpanda]

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Tattoo done by Ian Parkin.

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Ew

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