Anonymous:
You've been quiet for a while! We haven't forgotten about you! Is everything ok in your life?

HIIIII I actually post a lot more on instagram than anything else now, given the fact that its more sufficient when traveling and whatnot. I haven’t forgotten about you either <3


"Be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.”
- Imam Ali (a)

"Be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.”

- Imam Ali (a)

(Source: kristina-neumann)

tothosewhocarryon:
Have you heard the new Anberlin album? What do you think?

There are a couple songs I dig, but it’s certainly not one of my favorite albums they’ve released. Vital, Cities and Never Take Friendship Personal take the cake for me. 

I feel like this final album lacks the sort of ‘epic’ quality if you will that many of their songs have, in which the ending trails off into its own thing, such as in ‘Dance, Dance Christa Paffgen’, ‘God, Drugs, and Sex’ amongst others. All the songs are cut like singles, short and sweet. 

Regardless, I remain grateful that the band has dedicated this entire year to releasing a final album, and touring one last time to say goodbye. It shows how much they care. It all comes full circle when they do their last show ever here in Orlando in November; ending where they began in my hometown :)

" You feel your strength in the experience of pain. "

- Jim Morrison (via purplebuddhaproject)

suicidalbreakd0wn:

whenpainmeetsdeath:

I wish at school they would talk about depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and self harm. Not just bullying. Because sometime it’s not people that make us feel like shit, it’s ourselves.

YES SOMEONE FUCKING SAID IT, YES.

" View all problems as challenges. Look upon negativities that arise as opportunities to learn and to grow. Don’t run from them, condemn yourself, or bury your burden in saintly silence. You have a problem? Great. More grist for the mill. Rejoice, dive in, and investigate. "

- Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (via liberatingreality)
boyirl:

Eliza Bennett - A woman’s work is never done, 2011Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.

boyirl:

Eliza Bennett - A woman’s work is never done, 2011

Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.

Anonymous:
Hi Laura, you`ve helped me out in the past with really good advice concerning my depression. Thank you so much for that. I was better for a while since, but now I am quite overwhelmed again- writing on my thesis made me so anxious and realise that idk what to do after university and with my life in general. I am so panicked that i can`t concentrate / sleep at all anymore. How have you dealt with your pending graduation? Do you have any suggestions/ tips? Thank you so much. Much love.

It’s absolutely okay not to know! It’s actually better that way, methinks. If you have too specific of a plan, you narrow your opportunities.

Coincidentally enough, I just posted something on instagram that pertains to this very debacle. It’s actually the post below this one.

You don’t need to have any job or career lined up right after graduation. You don’t need to do ANYTHING that our society tells you should do at a certain time in life. Move at your own pace, and only follow your inner voice. Take opportunities as they come, enjoy life, enjoy being alive! We are all so busy worrying about what we are doing when more of the focus should be on just being.

So where do you go from here? Wherever your heart tells you to. And if you’re having trouble hearing it, just have patience and live your life without feeling any pressure to do any specific thing. Our days need not be measured by how productive we are, but how much presence we bring into each moment. That is how to get the most out of life.

🔺”Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I act, I write - and I never know what I’m going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”🔺
And that wise cat smiles in the face of uncertainty, for it means endless possibilities. 👌

🔺”Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I act, I write - and I never know what I’m going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”🔺

And that wise cat smiles in the face of uncertainty, for it means endless possibilities. 👌