e
twenty-nine.
just trying to figure it all out

every-day-you-save-my-life:

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The person you’re meant to be with will never have to be chased, begged or given an ultimatum.
- Mandy Hale (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
e: watching new girl. pretty sure i need to incorporate "tighten up" into my everyday speak
kevin: haha. yes you do
kevin: the highlight so far for me this season was when they were stoned on the couch
e: i watched that pretty hammered. not sure i remember that ep very well
kevin: TIGHTEN UP, ERIN
e: well played
kevin: thanks. that came full circle quickly

You know what’s the worst thing about somebody breaking up with you? It’s when you remember how little you thought about the people you broke up with and you realize that is how little they’re thinking of you. You know, you’d like to think you’re both in all this pain but they’re just like “Hey, I’m glad you’re gone”. - Before Sunrise (1995)

a little over a year ago i invested in a nice camera, with high hopes of becoming something of a photographer. as it turns out, i’m terrified of taking photos in front of other people…sooo, as you can imagine, that plan is going really well. 
anyway. i packed my camera for europe, determined to get some shots i was happy with over the course of my trip…people or no people! i was off to a great start when i realized in the cab on my way to the airport that i had left my memory cards at home on my desk. 
fail. 
luckily, the airport is teaming with stores that carry memory cards for forgetful travelers such as myself. i tracked one down and made my way up to the checkout to ask where said memory cards were located.  the lovely gentleman in front of me in line informed me that he had purchased the wrong memory card for his GoPro camera, and if it worked for my camera, i was welcome to have it. 
score! sometimes people are really awesome. 
fast forward a few weeks. roughly one thousand images from my ‘fancy’ camera sitting in lightroom. and perhaps a handful that i am really, truly happy with.
my favorite shot of the trip was actualy taken with my iphone. a zoomed in, symmetrical pov of the eiffel tower. not your typical take on the iron lady, but very me. i sent the file off last night to be blown up, printed and framed. 
i cannot wait to get this up on my wall. 

a little over a year ago i invested in a nice camera, with high hopes of becoming something of a photographer. as it turns out, i’m terrified of taking photos in front of other people…sooo, as you can imagine, that plan is going really well. 

anyway. i packed my camera for europe, determined to get some shots i was happy with over the course of my trip…people or no people! i was off to a great start when i realized in the cab on my way to the airport that i had left my memory cards at home on my desk. 

fail. 

luckily, the airport is teaming with stores that carry memory cards for forgetful travelers such as myself. i tracked one down and made my way up to the checkout to ask where said memory cards were located.  the lovely gentleman in front of me in line informed me that he had purchased the wrong memory card for his GoPro camera, and if it worked for my camera, i was welcome to have it. 

score! sometimes people are really awesome. 

fast forward a few weeks. roughly one thousand images from my ‘fancy’ camera sitting in lightroom. and perhaps a handful that i am really, truly happy with.

my favorite shot of the trip was actualy taken with my iphone. a zoomed in, symmetrical pov of the eiffel tower. not your typical take on the iron lady, but very me. i sent the file off last night to be blown up, printed and framed. 

i cannot wait to get this up on my wall. 

this is getting hard to bare
face it i’m not getting through
i don’t even think you care
all the things i want for you
i have been your champion
so why do you walk away…

i, bought you the sky
and the oceans too
by, the look in your eye
the only thing I couldn’t do
was fail for you
don’t ask me to fail for you…

theangrytherapist:

My Fucking Feelings
- Angry

me. today.

theangrytherapist:

My Fucking Feelings

- Angry

me. today.

I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.
- Helena Bonham Carter  (via thestylishgypsy)
perpetual-grace:

Happy first day of autumn!! 

perpetual-grace:

Happy first day of autumn!! 

A good relationship is when two people accept each other’s past, support each other’s present, and love each other enough to encourage each other’s future. So don’t rush love. Find a partner who encourages you to grow, who won’t cling to you, who will let you go out into the world, and trust that you will come back. This is what true love is all about.
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(via de-mari)

this

(via thenorthern-wind)

wonderfulyou:

The thing is, we all just want to be loved. All of us. Deep down, every decision we make is based on our wanting to feel accepted and cared for. We all want to be loved and we can use that longing to create both heaven and hell. 

Trusting in life, seeing the goodness in the people around us and learning how to stay present in our day-to-day actions will draw us towards love. We’ll feel like we are flowing with life, things run smoothly and there will be a deep sense of calm beneath the ups and downs of our life situation. Moving towards love will always lead to more love.  



It’s when we let the fear of not having enough take over that our decision making takes a wrong turn. Suddenly we start directing our attention away from our true purpose and instead move towards ego, judgement and material things. Instead of trusting in the bigger picture we let fear take the reigns and everything will change. Suddenly, we get easily agitated. Stressed. Angry. We start looking at other people and feel threatened, jealous and insecure. You’ll know that you’re on the right track when you can look at someone succeeding in the same field as you and feel genuinely, truly happy for them. Can you?


Take a step back and look at your current state of mind. What does your life look like right now? Are you moving in a direction of love? Or are you letting fear run your life? Do you feel safe or insecure? Trust or doubt?

Here is the key: Always choose love. Every time. That doesn’t mean that you’ll be avoiding difficulty for the rest of your life - it simply means that you make the decision to let your heart guide you instead of your mind. Let feelings of insecurity be a sign to take a deep breath and become aware if what’s stirring within you. Listen to the nudges of irritation that we are all overcome with from time to time. They are here to teach you great things! Every difficult moment is an opportunity for you to choose love over fear. Be grateful for the lows as much as you cherish the highs. 

Move with love and love will move with you. Give love. Give all you got. You can never run out.

wonderfulyou:

The thing is, we all just want to be loved. All of us. Deep down, every decision we make is based on our wanting to feel accepted and cared for. We all want to be loved and we can use that longing to create both heaven and hell.

Trusting in life, seeing the goodness in the people around us and learning how to stay present in our day-to-day actions will draw us towards love. We’ll feel like we are flowing with life, things run smoothly and there will be a deep sense of calm beneath the ups and downs of our life situation. Moving towards love will always lead to more love.

It’s when we let the fear of not having enough take over that our decision making takes a wrong turn. Suddenly we start directing our attention away from our true purpose and instead move towards ego, judgement and material things. Instead of trusting in the bigger picture we let fear take the reigns and everything will change. Suddenly, we get easily agitated. Stressed. Angry. We start looking at other people and feel threatened, jealous and insecure. You’ll know that you’re on the right track when you can look at someone succeeding in the same field as you and feel genuinely, truly happy for them. Can you?


Take a step back and look at your current state of mind. What does your life look like right now? Are you moving in a direction of love? Or are you letting fear run your life? Do you feel safe or insecure? Trust or doubt?

Here is the key: Always choose love. Every time. That doesn’t mean that you’ll be avoiding difficulty for the rest of your life - it simply means that you make the decision to let your heart guide you instead of your mind. Let feelings of insecurity be a sign to take a deep breath and become aware if what’s stirring within you. Listen to the nudges of irritation that we are all overcome with from time to time. They are here to teach you great things! Every difficult moment is an opportunity for you to choose love over fear. Be grateful for the lows as much as you cherish the highs.

Move with love and love will move with you. Give love. Give all you got. You can never run out.