July 26th, 2014.

Spent yesterday at Whaling Days, eating funnel cake and people watching - saying hello to old friends. As it got dark, we ditched the crowds and sat on a boat port dock and watched the fireworks. Went to a bonfire at Justin’s and sat in his basement (<10) and drank with my strangers and friends.

Yesterday was a good day.


We never know what is going to happen, do we? Life is always throwing us this way and that. That’s where the adventure is. Not knowing where you’ll end up or how you’ll fare. It’s all a mystery, and when we say any different, we’re just lying to ourselves. Tell me, when have you felt most alive?

—   Eowyn Ivey, The Snow Child (via warmcupofwords)

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I remember when I was younger and I wanted to be beautiful; now I’m older and I want to be intelligent. I want to burn hearts with brilliance and engulf souls with compassion. I want to be loved for my thoughts and nothing else.

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Develop a healthy relationship with food. If you’re hungry, eat. If you’re full, don’t eat. Eat vegetables to be good to your body, but eat ice cream to be good to your soul.

Take pictures of yourself frequently. Chronicle your life. Selfies are completely underrated. Even if the pictures are unflattering, keep them anyway. There will always be mountains and cities and buildings, but you will never look the same way as you did in that one moment in time.

Your worth does not depend on how desirable someone finds you. Spend less time in front of the mirror and more time with people who make you feel beautiful.

Close doors. Don’t hold onto things that no longer brings you happiness and do not help you grow as a person. It is okay to walk away from toxic relationships. You are not weak for letting go.

Forgive yourself. We all have something in our pasts that we are ashamed of, but they only weigh us down if we allow them to. Make amends with the old you and work every day to become the person that you’ve always wanted to be.

—  Tina Tran, Tips to being a happier you  (via exoticwild)

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My little mountain tattoo is almost healed 

Well this got around the internet quickly…also a big shout out to Josh at Solid State Tattoo.