July 22, 2014
On newfound confidence

dearcoquette:

Over the past year, I pulled my shit together and lost 55 pounds. I’m a totally different person, and with my lifestyle change has come a new confidence. It wavers a lot, but I finally feel good about myself and how I look. I bought a bikini with confidence! Most of my friends are very supportive but 2 or 3 of them have been very off put by it. Telling me I’m too skinny, I need to eat more, I look unhealthy when all of those are very far from the truth. This is the strongest and healthiest I’ve ever felt in my life! These same people are also telling me that I seem cocky now, especially around men. I don’t want to become someone who is cocky based off what I look like. Is my pride about my weightloss/healthy life style becoming too much? Is my confidence turning into cockiness? How do I pull off talking about it without seeming like I’m gloating? It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and while I am ~loving~ the confidence, pride and yes, attention from the opposite sex it’s bringing me, I don’t want to come off as a conceited asshole. Thoughts or opinions?


Pay no mind to the two or three friends who will inevitably try and take you down a notch. There’s a few in every crew, and that kind of negativity is almost always a mix of petty envy and a projection of their own body issues. In other words, it’s an expression of their bullshit, not yours.

Never worry about too much confidence. Don’t even worry about a little cockiness. The only thing you need to watch out for is arrogance, and it doesn’t seem like you’re the type to think losing a few pounds makes you better than anybody else.

You’ve earned the right to a summer filled with bikinis and a little extra vanity. It’s okay to believe that you’ve improved yourself, and it’s okay to feel happy about it. That doesn’t make you a conceited asshole.

You look fucking amazing, by the way.

July 22, 2014
"Life is a garden, not a road. We enter and exit through the same gate. Wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice."

— Kurt Vonnegut (via likeafieldmouse)

July 22, 2014
"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise."

— Anaïs Nin (via travelorganic)

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July 22, 2014
Quite possibly the best/worst fortune cookie fortune ever. (via accidentallydomesticated)

Quite possibly the best/worst fortune cookie fortune ever. (via accidentallydomesticated)

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July 22, 2014
"Perhaps it will seem to you that the sunshine is brighter and that everything has a new charm. At least, I believe this is always the result of a deep love, and it is a beautiful thing. And I believe people who think love prevents one from thinking clearly are wrong; for then one thinks very clearly and is more active than before. And love is something eternal—the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and it was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and in that way, one is more fit for one’s work."

— Vincent van Gogh (via mycolorbook)

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July 21, 2014
explore-blog:

Jeanette Winterson on reading, time, and how art creates a sanctified space for the human experience – spectacular 1994 interview. 

explore-blog:

Jeanette Winterson on reading, time, and how art creates a sanctified space for the human experience – spectacular 1994 interview. 

July 21, 2014
"We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us."

—  Marcel Proust (via panatmansam)

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July 21, 2014
"Every positive change—every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness—involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception."

— Dan Millman (via liberatingreality)

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July 21, 2014
cosedacosi:

Learning by Doing

cosedacosi:

Learning by Doing

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July 21, 2014
"Is it allowed to invent new verbs?
I want to create one for you: I sky you, so that my wings may stretch out enormously, to love you without boundaries."

— Frida Kahlo, “Passionate letters”, Abscondita (2002)

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