"Life can suddenly come to a halt, a dead stop. At any given point you could cease to exist and what could you have even possibly left behind. There are a many of things that can bring your life to an end. I believe to live every moment of your life to the best. Life is too short to be taken a hundred percent seriously and have mediocre things. I had learned at a young age what it was to experience a loss, something that shatters you, something that can turn your entire existence upside down. I believe that you should travel the world, experience different people, different cultures and see beautiful places. There is nothing more exciting in life than absolute wonder and astonishment. The feeling of having your breath taken away, by something of utter beauty. There are many people that wake up every day dreading going to work, just waiting as the days pass but is that actually living your life? Wake up every morning having a mind frame that today is the day, that great things will happen and today you will climb your mountain. I have always feared growing older and not having astonishing stories to tell my children or grandchildren. That my days will pass by and I will not know where the time could have possibly went. Life is too short for bad food, bad relationships, and love that is not passionate. Life is meant to be felt and to be felt with deep passion. Too many things are passed by due to the fact everyone is too busy to stop and smell the roses, admire the scenery, or admire a beautiful person. Why deny yourself such pleasures? I believe to have the best life is not to have a sufficient amount of money, the best cars, or the biggest house. It is to be able to say I loved deeply, I worked everyday and I loved every minute of it, that I attained the pursuit of happiness and reached above and beyond that. The population classifies humans as rich, middle class or poor. That does not define you what defines you if what you make of yourself. We should be classified as who is living their life to the fullest, who is making the best of what they have. When everything is all said and done no one will make it out of this world alive so why take everything so seriously? Live your life to the fullest, eat the best foods, travel to beautiful places, meet people of different cultures, experience life to the fullest, the best life you could possibly have. You are not remembered by what you did but how you made people feel, an action will fade but a feeling will always exist within a person. I believe to always be the best you possible, something that ultimately will never be attainable because you always strive to be better than your best. It is never a known fact how long you will live, I believe with everything that is in myself to live the best life possible and you will forever live on."

it's been waiting for you

Ellen Hopkins, Perfect
"It’s funny, when I think about this exact time last year. Things were so different. I never would have thought that things could change so much in only a year. I wonder what next October will be like."
"I think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul. This world is so guarded and fearful. I appreciate rawness so much."
-Emery Allen (via unmaiden)

Art is just another form of screaming

When I was younger, I was very vocal to the point of being strident in my views. When you’re a kid in elementary school, you can often feel like you’re the only woman who cares about maternity and paternity leave, so you feel like you’re talking to a brick wall…In sixth grade, we all had to write this opinion paper. Most wrote about things like why we should be able to chew gum in class—I wrote about why women should receive equal pay. So I understand Britta.


The skeleton war was not kind

free him


No amount of hot showers will get rid of the glitter on me now. Hopefully you guys think it was worth it!

your beard is the night that poets write about

Socks, Bill Clinton’s cat, being hounded by the paparazzi



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This is actually pretty important

very important information

This needs to be seen more. Rape needs to flat out stop, but until then victims need to know there’s support for them.