One thing’s for sure: if you decide to be courageous and sane, if you decide not to overspend or overcommit or overschedule, the healthy people in your life will respect those choices. And the unhealthy people in your life will freak out, because you’re making a choice they’re not currently free to make. Don’t for one second let that stop you. Either I can be here, fully here, my imperfect, messy, tired but wholly present self, or I can miss it- this moment, this conversation, this time around the table, whatever it is- because I’m trying, and failing, to be perfect, keep the house perfect, make the meal perfect, ensure the gift is perfect. But this season I’m not trying for perfect. I’m just trying to show up, every time, with honesty and attentiveness.
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You are not weak just because your heart feels so heavy.
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Anonymous asked: Would you be willing to share how much weight you have lost? You are inspiring to me.
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I have lost up to 25 pounds since sophomore year of college. Running does the trick, as well as watching what you eat.
I hope your Thursday night is going well!
Anonymous asked: What do you look like?
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as of this afternoon, like this.
It’s a marvelous thing, the ocean. For some reason when two people sit together looking out at it, they stop caring whether they talk or stay silent. You never get tired of watching it. And no matter how rough the waves get, you’re never bothered by the noise the water makes by the commotion of the surface - it never seems too loud, or too wild.
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— Banana Yoshimoto, Goodbye Tsugumi (via perfect)
So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.
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— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (via rachellgmh)
Anonymous asked: would you shut up about your love it's making everyone nauseous. go tell him all the mushy things you want to say.
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It appears you’re the only one that’s written in about it making you nauseous. Feel free to discontinue following my blog, if you’d like?
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I will tell you you’re lovely
When you step out of the shower
And your eyes are bright
And your cheeks are rosy.
I will make you coffee
And kiss you good bye
When you leave for the city
And I will go to work and miss you.
I promise to always hunger
For the way my mind stopped
And the breath that left my lungs
When I first saw you.
You can pull me flowers
And kiss my neck
In the dark
Under a full moon.
Just tell me you love me
And sing me a song.
I’ll write you a poem,
Every night that you’re gone.
Oh, me? I’m not 80% water. I’m 80% coffee, and a little bit of sass.
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Zooey Deschanel (via perfect)
my love can attest to this.