#gettingthere

Thao.
I enjoy the simple and genuine things in life.
Junior at the University of Arizona.
I'm going to travel the world one day.

Face Vision
For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald 

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tallulahblues:

I literally crave affection. It’s not about sex. I crave somebody to cuddle with me, and to lay their head on my lap. I crave kisses, holding hands and running my thumb across theirs. Just looking at someone and thinking “how did I get this lucky”.

(via plasticmasks)

You deserve someone who will always text back,
someone who will kiss you and won’t blame it on alcohol.

You deserve someone who will never make you feel like you can’t be loved.

You deserve someone who can see the pain behind your smile
and comfort you without a word.

You deserve someone who will hold you and tell you everything will be okay when it seems like the world is crumbling down.

You deserve someone who will never leave you or take you for granted, who has seen you at your worst and still loves you.

—Words of advice for my bestfriend 

(Source: findpeacewithinyou, via neeenavee)

Icona Pop – All Night (17,521 plays)

With a love this deep, we don’t need no sleep
And it feels like we could do this all night

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I have all the good intentions toward you. I don’t want to let you know my feelings because I’m still trying to protect myself in some way. Truth to be told, I’ve never fell for anyone as much as you but you never knew that because I tried to keep my front. Pride isn’t a part of this equation, it’s just me protecting our friendship until I’m sure that the feelings are mutual. Even if you were drunk and you initiated everything, I can’t even let myself to take advantage of it…as much as I wanted to. That’s because I truly care for you. We both know feelings escalated at one point and we both can pretend that everything is a mistake. But being intoxicated isn’t an excuse…I know what I was doing, even if you don’t. It was a lot harder for me to push you away when I was drunk than when I was sober, but I did it. It’s not because I don’t want it, it’s because it didn’t feels right when you & I both weren’t in our right mindset. I cherish moments and I don’t want this to just be another one of those flings. I’m old enough and I’m not going to blame myself for gravitating towards and wanting something that’s real.

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I’m 20 years old and I’ve pretty much never been in love or even in a somewhat serious relationship. I think I’ve been doing my life all wrong. I just don’t know anymore.

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I’ve came to the conclusion that I don’t want your love when you’re drunk, I want it when you’re sober.

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I’m a loner by nature and no matter how much friends I have at one point, I somehow let everything drift away. Maybe I’m too focused on pursuing my dreams, but how can I blame myself for working hard towards my future?

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The love between my parents are so beautiful. They never stop supporting one another and I am absolutely inspired.

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We teach females that in relationships, compromise is what women do. We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments— which I think can be a good thing— but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. If we have sons, we don’t mind knowing about our sons’ girlfriends, but our daughters boyfriends? ‘God forbid!’ But of course when the time is right, we expect those girls to bring back the perfect man to be their husband. We police girls, we praise girls for virginity, but we don’t praise boys for virginity. And it’s always made me wonder how exactly this is supposed to work out because *laughs* the loss of virginity is usually a process that involves *laughs*…
We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs!’ ‘Cover yourself!’ We make them feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up—and this is the worst thing we do to girls—they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an artform.

—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TedxEuston (x)

 

(Source: owning-my-truth, via gymclassheroine)

Holy crap, I’m a junior tomorrow. College has been such an amazing experience so far, and I can’t wait for everything this year. Positive attitude, better lifestyle. 

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