I think I became a perfectionist because people were always judging me and telling me how to be better or how I should change. So, I decided to beat them to the punch; I’d just be so good at everything that no one could tell me to be better or to be different…
But now I just disappoint us both.
I am not happy. I am not unhappy. I am frozen somewhere in the middle that is so much worse. I am NOWHERE. Nothing is happening and I am getting more and more sad.
—Samantha Schutz, I Don’t Want to be Crazy (via zoophile)
(Source: endangerment, via tardis-impala)
Just breathe. In. Out. In. Out. In. Out.
You are the only person who is in charge of how you feel about yourself. Nobody else can possibly do that. You get to decide if you believe you are beautiful or not, and nobody can take it away from you. If someone suggests that you aren’t beautiful, you can consider how sad it is that they have such a limited view of beauty. You can consider how unfortunate it is that they have such an exaggerated sense of self-importance that they think you should care about what they think. You can also choose to realize that it has nothing at all to do with your beauty and everything to do with their limitations.
Ragen Chastain (via internal-acceptance-movement)
I wish I could not listen to what everyone else says…
Done by the awesome Martha Murder in Mexico City.
I am SO in love with this!
When you are looking for your true passion because you seek happiness in your life or that there is a gap you need to fill there are many questions you need to ask yourself.
By carefully answering these questions will help you understand more about yourself and possibly what might be holding…
What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
Sylvia Plath (via quota-tions)
Sadly, I am heading in the direction of an indifferent middle age.
I don’t want it to be this way…I really don’t, but it happens all the time now.
What happens when you’ve felt the pain too long so you’ve become numb?
I Will Never Be Enough…
Am I not deserving of love now, just the way I am, without any conditions of change? Am I not enough, for someone? Am I not good enough? Because that is what the world has taught me…that is what I have been told time and time again. “If you just….” Oh, then love will come. Then I’ll find someone to love me, to care. But not now, not the way I am. Oh no, who would love someone like that?
It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible, and entirely ignored.
—David Levithan, Every Day (via quota-tions)
As a child I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body.” Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, “I am so proud of my body.” So I make sure to say it to Mia, because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.
—Kate Winslet (via wrists)