Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.

Daniell Koepke (via stoneyxochi)

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.

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cupsahoy:

Adorable tea cup from Jaime Morrow's personal collection. Photo courtesy of Jaime as well.

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cupsahoy:

Adorable tea cup from Jaime Morrow's personal collection. Photo courtesy of Jaime as well.

melissamarr:

Reading a review of a YA book I liked and felt all stabby-stabby-stab over the comment that a character’s actions were “immature.” I get that teens CAN act like grown-ups, but the notions that all protags in YA books SHOULD act that way gives me a stick-in-eye headache.

Dear Adults,

If you want…

A hundred times: YES! Thank you for putting into words what I’ve been thinking for some time now.

erinbowman:

This is gorgeous. And even though the owl is not pure white, it makes me think of Hedwig.

rookiemag:

happy monday.
Anna

Hahahahahaha! :P

rookiemag:

happy monday.

Anna

Hahahahahaha! :P

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jksilverstein:

jessicaloveya:

Pretty much my life in high school.

Yeah man.  All of these.  Except the cell phone one; I didn’t get a cellphone until a month before HS graduation.

fishingboatproceeds:

wilwheaton:

Somebody made this, and now I have something in both of my eyes.

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It’s not about what you love. It’s about how you love it.

clairelegrand:

source: Jo Klima, thedarlingtree.com

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