beyond the grey skies

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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“I feel small; but so are stars from a distance.”
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Gay Love = Love

beautifulfic:

It’s not gay love. It’s just love. <3

human:

you know you’re desperate for an answer when you look on the second page of google

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justbringsomevodka:

truckyousasha:

septemberwildflowers:

jewist:

the worst is having a dream where someone loves you and you can practically feel them touching you and it feels so real and then you wake up and it’s like the life is being sucked out of you and the happiness just drains out of your body and you feel empty again

the fact that over 300,000 other people know exactly what this feels like too is a source of great comfort

especially if it’s a kiss

I’m not alone!

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me when it starts getting cloudy: yeees

me when it starts raining: yeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS

"sometimes, the person who tries to keep everyone happy is the most lonely person”

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why-am-i-pluto:

Figured tumblr might like to see this.

"You start where you can make a difference."

why-am-i-pluto:

Figured tumblr might like to see this.

"You start where you can make a difference."

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“If you need to see that to understand that he’s gay then all is lost for any kind of subtle storytelling.”

Benedict on the interviewer’s question why we do not see Alan Turing having sex in the film. 

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Oh god, I love unfiltered interviews containing critical thinking.  Oh.  Talk to me about art, yes.  I love interviews.

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Happy Birthday!!!

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