Erin. 19. Queer.
VCU 2018

"We are ready, we are young, we have nothing to fear."


cut anyone and everyone out of your life that makes you feel small, hurt, humiliated, stupid, worthless, etc. do it swiftly and violently and without remorse. 

(Source: curvellas, via kbfoto)

"People aren’t books, I’ve learned.
You can’t bookmark your favorite pieces
to return to whenever you’re feeling lonely;
when the nights get too cold and you
need something familiar to keep you warm,
you can’t reopen their spines and wear
out their pages and call that obsession love."
- Pavana पवन (via maza-dohta)

(via weweretiredofbeingmild)


I wish people wouldn’t take the fact that I want to be alone so personally. I still like you, you didn’t do anything wrong, I just get overwhelmed very easily and require a day or 2 alone in my bedroom. Where there’s no judgement or stress or worries just me and my bed and my favorite shows and my cat.

(via queenofstrings)

"Forgive. Forget. Fake it. Chin up. Wear lipstick, make lists, make sure your voicemail isn’t full. Mix protein shakes, send timely thank you notes, sip drinks more slowly, stare at adults’ eyebrows, smile without dimples, develop perfect posture. Be gracious, be kind, eliminate self-pity. Look in the mirror and shift your internal monologue from ‘How do I look?’ to ‘This is my face,’ from ‘What the hell am I doing?’ to ‘This is my life.’ Capitalize your emails, read the news, walk briskly, stay focused, and never, ever let on that you are somewhat lost and sometimes lonely and so completely confused (and would someone please just let me know what it is I’m supposed to do next, where exactly I’m supposed to go–). Just keep going. Go, and do not stop."
- A Checklist for the Age 19 (Jennifer Schaffer)

(Source: wordsthat-speak, via recoveryisbeautiful)

"People can’t seem to get it through their heads that there is never any healing or closure. Ever. There is only a short pause before the next “horrifying” event. People forget there is such a thing as memory, and that when a wound “heals” it leaves a permanent scar that never goes away, but merely fades a little. What really ought to be said after one of these so-called tragedies is, “Let the scarring begin.”"
- George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? (via quotes-shape-us)

(via bittercanbesweet)