7 Ways to be Great


1. Be gentle and kind
2. Show respect to everyone you meet (whether you think they deserve it or not)
3. Pay attention to the little things (often that makes you stand out from the crowd)
4. Do everything wholeheartedly, with passion and love
5. Be flexible, adaptable, and open to change
6. Don’t complicate your life with lots of oughts, musts and shoulds
7. Encourage other people to be all that they can be.

Anonymous asked: hi! just wondering, how are you planning to pay for an apartment? i'm in the same boat, i'd like to live on my own in the near future (next year or so) but i have no idea how i'd even go about getting one or affording it :-(

I’m lucky enough to have parents who are able/willing to help me pay for my accommodations while I’m at school. But I’ll be working full time in the summer and then I’m hoping to have a part time job next year during the school year. I want to pitch in. 

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Adulting, whew

I’ve started apartment hunting (already, I know) and I’m pretty keen on getting myself a bachelor or a one bedroom for next year. Sharing a space with other people has been fun, but I want to do things the way I want to do things. I don’t really like living around other people and their habits. 

I also sent in my resume for a volunteer position in my field which I’m really hoping they call me for. Not only would be it incredibly satisfying work, it would help me tremendously in landing a (big girl) job in my field this summer. Fingers crossed :D


1. If he doesn’t answer, don’t keep sending texts. If he wanted to talk to you, he would’ve responded.

2. People will make time for you when they care about you. If he says he’s too busy or constantly cancels his plans, he doesn’t care. People fight for you when they care.

3. Don’t let him touch you on the first date. If he tries, he’s not there for the same reasons you are.

4. You can tell a lot about a person by their favorite book.

5. If he can stomach more than ten straight shots without feeling a thing, he drinks too much.

6. Ask the uncomfortable things. When was the last time he was so high he couldn’t speak? What does he regret the most? Does he drink to remember or to forget?

7. Don’t send pictures unless you want to. If he has to talk you into it, don’t do it. If you hesitate, don’t do it. If you do take a picture, don’t include your face. Keep yourself safe.

8. If you can’t laugh when you’re having sex with him, maybe you aren’t sleeping with the right person. Sex isn’t about tricks and tips and routines.

9. If he hurts you, cut him out. He’s gone, he isn’t coming back, and you don’t need to prolong the pain.

10. Don’t be afraid to open up again. I promise not everyone will love you with a knife behind their back.

— Boy advice from someone who made the same mistakes too often
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