it really bugs me when women apologize cuz they think they’re being creepy. 9x out of 10 you’re not being creepy you’re being adorable & sweet & giving a genuine compliment. men are creepy they should be apologizing for being creepy & YET THEY NEVER DO how about that.
“I didn’t kill myself
when things went wrong
I didn’t turn
to drugs or teaching
I tried to sleep
but when I couldn’t sleep
I learned to write
I learned to write
what might be read
on nights like this
by one like me”—Leonard Cohen, from “The Only Poem”
some things i wish i had known deep down when i was 18
- not EVERYONE’S first love is unforgettable. that guy seriously means nothing to you eventually. the next 10 guys, as well.
- if you need to be brave, just act as if. same goes for any other quality you think you lack. fake it til you make it. this is how all of life works. no one wants to do most of what we do. so just do it and pretend like you know what yr doing.
- you’re not ugly. when you’re 25+ you’re gonna look back at photos and be shocked you wasted even one second thinking anything less than “i look fucking good”
u wake up on christmas morning and go downstairs, full of excitement. somebody is stealing all of your christmas presents. it is jesus. “its my birthday, not yours” he hisses menacingly, then runs away with all your gifts in his arms
i spent too much money at target [but i got my niece two lil glittery my little ponies and a mlp dvd!] but then i looked at the receipt and realized they didn’t charge me for the most expensive item i bought, a plaid skirt. sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.
“When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatise those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.”—Sarah Kendzior, A government shutdown, a social breakdown