#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

Anybody can put on make up and “wow” someone instantly. But how long is that effect going to last? Sweep a girl off her feet with your personalities, make a change in her life, open up, let her in, disrupt her daily cycle, drive her crazy, make her feel special- because years from now, she’ll look back and still remember how much of an impact you’ve left on her. And she’ll remember how you were, as the whole package, instead of just a glimpse of how you looked. Beauty does fades- so remember that. I still remember every person that have left an impact on my life no matter how long or short we’ve talked but I never seemed to remember who I thought were “hot” at parties. 

(Source: 27xx7)

A few years ago, my family struggled a lot and I hated seeing them worked so hard to provide barely enough. However, they never complained and they seemed happy living their life because they were just doing their own things. But for me, I guess I’ve always thought that they deserved more. So I grew up with one and only goal in mind- to work harder than anyone and achieve anything that I have set my mind to. Lately, I have achieved most things I wanted but I had this crazy realization that I didn’t care about none of it- or just all of the materials things that I was able to buy. Another thing that scared me is realizing how much I have sacrificed just to get to where I am today. I have let go of a lot of relationships because I wanted to “focus on my future”. I have left a lot of people behind just because I didn’t have time to “care” about them. And I didn’t have much “time” to spend with my family either. Until today, I have realized that relationships are worth so much more. Family are so much more. & I am glad to be able to realize this early so I can fix myself early before I go a little too far and can’t go back. I’m so much more happier now when I can actually use the money I could make and give it to those who needs it more than me. Not only that, I’ve been spending a lot of time with that one special person and it have been nothing but all sort of amazing. I finally feel like I’m heading in the right direction and it’s the most that I’ve feel at peace with myself. 

(Source: 27xx7)

I am more sensitive than other people. Things that other people would not notice awaken a distinct echo in me, and in such moments of lucidity, when I look at myself, I see that I am alone, all alone, all alone.

—Henri Barbusse 

(Source: fleurstains, via kylaonline)

strength-dignity:

I like that the words “knit” and “woven” are used in Psalm 139. You were not simply spoken into existence as God did with the earth. You have been hand crafted and beautifully put together. God spent time making you who you are. And there is nothing worthless about you.

(via have--not)

There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone. The balance is always uncertain and provisional; it’s always a matter of dissatisfaction, give-and-take, and sacrifice…It’s up to each of us to balance the risks and rewards—to trade, in right proportion, loneliness for freedom, explicability for mystery, and the knowable for the unknown within ourselves.

—Joshua Rothman, “Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy” 

(Source: larmoyante, via seeyouinsamsara)