These all sound wonderful. One goal at a time.
Thank you! I can see some things happening sooner than others, but I’m in no rush.
i love all of this continued discussion and snatchin i’ve seen going on in the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death
i love that people won’t allow for his legacy to be reduced to that of a harmless teddy bear, like they’ve done with MLK, for example.
i’ve got nothing but applause. amen.
-Acquiring my bachelor’s
-Securing a paid internship or stable job
-Having a significant other
-Getting multiple scholarships or landing a single big grant
-Getting at least one tattoo
-Eating my own words and trying out a septum piercing, nose ring, or industrial
-Consistently caring for my personal mental/physical health
-Participating in community outreach
-Moving out, or living on-campus
I’d like to talk about your comfort zone for a moment. You know, that place where you exist but you’re not really living. You’re just floating vaguely throughout the days; accepting whatever the circumstances around you have to offer, even when it’s not really what you want. It’s so easy to get comfortable, to get used to the things and people around you, to snuggle up in your comfort zone where nothing flourishes. You’ll only find yourself standing at a standstill. Tell me, have you ever drifted mindlessly throughout the day and end up with your head on your pillow at the end of the night with thoughts of what could be starting to flood through your mind? When you know there’s something better, something more out there, but it’s not here?
There is so much more out there to the world than you think. Don’t get too comfortable. Don’t settle down so easily. Don’t be afraid of adventure. Don’t be afraid to take that risk. Don’t fall for the illusion that you can’t be who you choose to be, that you can’t live the life you want to live. Don’t allow the hands of society to dictate who you will become when it’s not what you want. Don’t settle for just anyone when they don’t even move you in ways that you’ve never felt before, when they don’t push you to grow and grow. Don’t be afraid when those around you don’t want you to change because they’re used to the idea of how they want you to be. Don’t fall into the endless and mindless routine that everyone else strives for—the very same routine where people are desperately looking for a way out; any way to escape the dull reality they live in, abusing themselves with moments that don’t last for pleasures that temporarily fill in the void.
Fear will cloud your mind and it’s only because it’s letting you know that something is about to change. And the only way that you can truly live is if you grow, and you can only grow if you allow yourself to change. Change isn’t always bad. You need to feel afraid and uncomfortable. You need to feel challenged. You need to be shaken up. You need to step out of your comfort zone. You need to feel like you’re stepping into dangerous territory where there is no light, because at the same time, you may be embarking on the most wonderful and rewarding experience of your entire life.
i’m (personally) not even defending the label “feminist” from miley cyrus like okay let me explain to you a thing
fucking femen are proclaimed feminist
lena dunham’s a declared feminist
p sure korty purr claims the title too like
being a feminist does not amount to shit concerning your actual tact, nor does it create a sudden inability to be exclusive/body-shaming/racist/ableist/a general shithead
i understand if people feel like she isn’t staying true to ‘the movement’ by being an appropriative ass but keep in mind, she isn’t the first, and won’t be the last.
-slowly steps back into the ring of active social commentary and discourse after extended hiatus-