trust your heart if the seas catch fire; live by love though the stars walk backward. - e.e. cummings
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In my last semester of college I took a fiction writing course and there was one girl who never really spoke up in class but wrote the most amazing stuff, and I’m posting one of the stories she wrote because I feel like it should be seen, even if it’s a draft. It’s about child molestation, but there are no explicit scenes.

it’s eightish pages long.


Wherever perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun. Perfectionism is not about healthy striving, which you see all the time in successful leaders, it’s not about trying to set goals and being the best we can be, perfectionism is basically a cognitive behavioral process that says if I look perfect, work perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid shame, ridicule, and criticism. It’s a defense mechanism.

"Why Doing Awesome Work Means Making Yourself Vulnerable"

So, I’ve been waiting for someone to explain this extremely simple concept to me my entire life.

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Hooooly shit I needed to read this article.

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"When I interview leaders, artists, coaches, or athletes who are very successful, they never talk about perfectionism as being a vehicle for success. What they talk about is that perfectionism is a huge trigger, one they have to be aware of all the time, because it gets in the way of getting work done."


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Bee Hotels for Solitary Bees

You may be wondering what bees need a hotel for, when they make their own hives. The truth is that many species of bees are solitary – the do not live in hives but instead construct their own nest. The main reason for this is because in these species every female is fertile and this would not make for comfortable communal living in a hive.

Eeeeee! That is the cutest bee face I have ever seen poking out there like “you rang?”



3 days ago 39,822 notes via geezers © femalewrappers
You JUST got Netflix?!

more like “i just decided to stop stealing other people’s netflix”

4 days ago 2 notes

things i’ve done today

4 days ago 1 note

“I dream about having a house by the water and not doing anything, not feeling ambitious, nor having the need to make money.”


Do not adjust your browser, major websites are “slowing down” to save Net Neutrality

Sept. 10 has been designated as a day of “Internet Slowdown” in the Battle for Net Neutrality. All day, prominent websites and organizations — from the ACLU,, Vimeo, Meetup and Kickstarter — have added messages to their websites asking visitors to contact their lawmakers and the Federal Communications Commission in support of net neutrality.

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Title: Fast Car (Live Lounge Cover)
Artist: Sam Smith
Album: Live Lounge
Plays: 3866


Sam Smith covers Fast Car in the Radio 1 Live Lounge

City lights lay out before us,
And your arms felt nice wrapped around my shoulders,
And I had a feeling that I belonged,
And I had a feeling I could be someone. 

the first half of the book version of howl's moving castle

dear self, why did you think making a mix of the most longing, sweet love songs you know was a good idea

1 week ago 4 notes

Alex messing with the crowd during R U Mine? @ Rock Werchter