creatingaquietmind
This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to figure it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via creatingaquietmind)
rupikaur
How do I love myself enough to not crave the love of a man whose poison to me? How do I love myself enough to feel full enough to not have to feed on his toxicity? How do I love myself enough to realize that allowing his toxic diluted version of love to remain in my life is doing nothing but reinforcing the negative feelings I feel for myself? How do I allow my love myself and how I allow that to be enough?
charleston32
Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.

Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via erkings)

Fun fact: Canada launched the “Don’t Be That Guy” rape prevention campaign targeted at potential rapists rather than potential victims was launched… and the number of reported sexual assaults fell by 10 per cent. within that year.  Rape prevention NEEDS to start with education and focus on the perpetrators, not just policing the behavior of potential victims.

(via misandry-mermaid)
TREAT YO SELF 
So, I had a moment of retail weakness this weekend.  It was pretty momentous because, as my grandfather said, this is the first check of your career.  I am finally employed FT with full benefits - and the relief I feel is incredible. 
My purchases:
Nikon D3200 (with 2 lenses, wireless adapter, SD card, carrying case, and photoshop suite)
New matte lip color & primer
Dress for work
Gorgeous maroon heels
Chasers of the Light
The Flawed
Makeup for my youngest sister
Movies & popcorn (let’s be cops)
Additionally, I have paid all of my bills for the month.  I still have money for gas and if I need to buy anything I haven’t already.  Being an adult is fun sometimes. 
This photo was taken with my old camera that has been broken for almost a year now.  I contemplated getting the upgraded version of it (a nice point and shoot) or getting a nicer one.  I am really excited to get my DSLR and start taking more pictures on my adventures with friends!

TREAT YO SELF 

So, I had a moment of retail weakness this weekend.  It was pretty momentous because, as my grandfather said, this is the first check of your career.  I am finally employed FT with full benefits - and the relief I feel is incredible. 

My purchases:

  • Nikon D3200 (with 2 lenses, wireless adapter, SD card, carrying case, and photoshop suite)
  • New matte lip color & primer
  • Dress for work
  • Gorgeous maroon heels
  • Chasers of the Light
  • The Flawed
  • Makeup for my youngest sister
  • Movies & popcorn (let’s be cops)

Additionally, I have paid all of my bills for the month.  I still have money for gas and if I need to buy anything I haven’t already.  Being an adult is fun sometimes. 

This photo was taken with my old camera that has been broken for almost a year now.  I contemplated getting the upgraded version of it (a nice point and shoot) or getting a nicer one.  I am really excited to get my DSLR and start taking more pictures on my adventures with friends!