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JEM. 23. Single mother of a toddler, Ella Mae. Follower of Jesus Christ. Nursing student.

unamusedsloth:

Baby goats aka kids are for everyone.

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"Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong."
Mandy Hale  (via yesdarlingido)

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— 8 hours ago with 3758 notes
"I don’t chase people anymore. I learned that I’m here, and I’m important. I’m not going to run after people to prove that I matter."
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"People say they’re hungry for knowledge, but be specific. What is it you want to know, and why do you want to know it? Knowledge without application is powerless. Knowledge without love is empty. Knowing without growing is worthless because it generates potential without implementing purpose or cause."
LB, from Appetite (via yesdarlingido)
— 8 hours ago with 103 notes
Selfish

Someone new sees beauty in me and shows sincere care and gentleness. He is in love with my humor and wit and not only accepts me despite all my quirks and imperfections, but embraces them and tucks them into the corners of his smile. He has a laughter that makes me feel proud and beautiful.

For once, I feel free and genuinely happy and somewhat at peace despite all the chaos that is my life. I have actual hands and arms, an admiring gaze and a gorgeously-carved mind that I can snugly and comfortably fit into.

For once, I actually feel recognized and appreciated.

For once, I actually feel loved and at home.

Yet I feel guilt for being “selfish.”

But oh, you had so many chances, man. I gave you my youth and loved you deeply and truly, and selflessly sacrificed and waited, and waited, and waited. 

Forgive me, but I got tired of waiting for someone who only keeps me at arms’ length and reaches out when it’s “convenient.” I’m exhausted from crying and pouring tears of frustration from feelings of simply not being enough.

I’m sorry, but I think it’s time that I give myself the decency to be admired, respected and adored as a woman—as somebody.

I’m sorry if it’s selfish, but I’m a human being with feelings, not an object that you can keep on the shelf to just sit and collect dust.

— 20 hours ago with 6 notes
#selfish  #breakup  #personal  #an attempt at being poetic 
funny-pictures-uk:

Can an apology ever be too specific?

funny-pictures-uk:

Can an apology ever be too specific?

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laura-thesedays:

landlocked-selkie:

kateordie:

alaskaskellum:

Something for my feminist theory class.

I’d love to see the reactions to this from a crowd. I can kind of imagine a quiet, solemn understanding from the ladies and a lot of confused questions from the guys… If my memory of art school serves me.

In 9th grade English we read Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Speak”. For those of you who haven’t read it, the author makes it abundantly clear that the teenage protagonist, Melinda, was raped, before the protagonist actually says it.
Our English teacher asked the boys in the class what happened to Mel. They came up with the most ridiculous answers. Every girl in the class just knew.

This just goes to show…
Not all men menace women, but yes all women have felt menaced by a man.
Every girl understands this because every girl knows the fear implicit in this image.

laura-thesedays:

landlocked-selkie:

kateordie:

alaskaskellum:

Something for my feminist theory class.

I’d love to see the reactions to this from a crowd. I can kind of imagine a quiet, solemn understanding from the ladies and a lot of confused questions from the guys… If my memory of art school serves me.

In 9th grade English we read Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Speak”. For those of you who haven’t read it, the author makes it abundantly clear that the teenage protagonist, Melinda, was raped, before the protagonist actually says it.

Our English teacher asked the boys in the class what happened to Mel. They came up with the most ridiculous answers. Every girl in the class just knew.

This just goes to show…

Not all men menace women, but yes all women have felt menaced by a man.

Every girl understands this because every girl knows the fear implicit in this image.

(via zen-mommy)

— 22 hours ago with 156195 notes

july—1st:

Hold me close and hold me fast
This magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me, heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak, angels sing from above
Everyday words seem
To turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose

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— 22 hours ago with 232 notes