And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.
—  Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via t-e-l-e-p-a-t-h-y)


"if you hate school so much why do you even come"image

things i’ve learned
  1. never mistake desire for love
  2. no one is going to save you
  3. don’t waste your time crying over people who hurt you. you’re letting them win.
  4. your mental health comes before everything
  5. it’s okay to be someone new 10 minutes from now
  6. speak at the level of the person you are with
  7. think before you speak
  8. never let someone else determine who you are or how happy you are
  9. stop impressing others and start impressing yourself
  10. don’t judge others; you don’t know what happened to them in their past that made them that way
  11. push yourself out of your comfort zone
  12. travel as much as you can
  13. you don’t know everything
  14. you’re not always right
  15. learn to be happy alone
  16. spend time outside everyday
  17. take care of yourself
  18. make up your own mind
  19. find something you deeply care about, and fight for it
  20. don’t take anything too seriously
  21. your problems are nothing
  22. you are perfect. know that. 
  23. "sometimes it’s going to hurt. you’re going to sit on the floor screaming at the ceiling and pulling your hair. you’re going to fall asleep with tears burning holes in your cheeks and praying that you won’t wake up. but you will. you will always wake up. be glad. it’s going to stop hurting"
  24. kiss the boy from down the street because he told your best friends he thinks you have pretty eyes
  25. laugh until your stomach hurts and you can’t breathe
  26. remember that the world isn’t caving in on you even though it feels like it is
  27. crying helps