You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent.
You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise. —
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i’m sorting it all out. i feel lonely sometimes. i am having fun. i am making paintings. most of the time i feel fucking great… it had been a while. i wonder what will happen next… hyped to find out…
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A rare early 18th century Memento Mori band gold known as a skeletal, as the whole length of the skeleton is employed on the outside of the hoop, with other emblems. The earliest known example is dated 1659. This ring is enamelled in black with a full skeleton, twin hearts for love and an hourglass, symbolic of the passage of time and the brevity of life.
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Hey mom and dad…stop reading my blog! I’m serious!
Margaret Atwood once wrote that “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them,” but it’s even more complicated than that. Women aren’t just afraid that they’ll be hurt; they’re afraid that they’ll be hurt and they’ll get blamed for it. — Ana Mardoll (via runningwiththegnomes)
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You are like night, calmed, constellated.Your silence is star-like, as distant, as true. — Pablo Neruda, I Like You Calm, As If You Were Absent (via thelonely-doll)
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Today I had such a lovely and amazing birthday … It’s the first time in forever where I just felt so nice and good…thank you New Orleans … You are a gem… On to 34! Lets do this!
One day until my birthday
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