If I could offer a young person advice about anything it would be do NOT make life decisions based on your boyfriend or girlfriend. Girls especially. Do NOT stay close to home for him, do not skip opportunities to travel or study abroad, do not pick a safe college to be with him. Expand your horizons. Broaden your own life. He is not the world.
“I started promising myself to
never stay anywhere I’m not
very much wanted. I have too
many scars to be breaking
my bones to fit into places
that weren’t made to fit me.”—anne, maybe I always feel out of place because I’m always placing myself where I don’t belong. - anneisrestless (via defeation)
“Perhaps you don’t really see yourself. Maybe you don’t notice the people looking at you, because you are not looking at them. You might not hear the good things people are saying, because you are not listening. You may look into a mirror and see only flaws, not because it is all that you are made of, but because it’s what you choose to see. You are not flawless. The thing is, people can look at you & do the exact same thing you do to yourself. Difference is, they may choose to see what’s beautiful in you. Truth be told however, not everybody will. But those people that do, hold on to them. These are the people that will believe in you when you don’t even believe in yourself. In this society, you need these people. So dear Lord God. Be one.
“College kids walk around in a suspended state of panic. And if ever they start to feel relaxed, it’s because they’ve forgotten something that’s probably due tomorrow.”—Jordan Taylor, Four Myths that Students Believe about College (via thathilomgirl)