"You don’t have to be pretty like her. You can be pretty like you."
- One of the most freeing things I have ever heard (via bl-ossomed)
"Yes, you’ve left comfort and safety behind. This is indescribably bold. Homesick is good: it means you know where you came from, and where you might someday belong again. I think that when you’re home, you miss college, and when you’re at college, you miss home. It’s hard to simply be where you are. But I think the longing is part of the deal. All of this leads to such self-growth and self-definition. The thing is not to be too afraid of it…or to be afraid, but be bold anyway. Which is one of the things you do best: be bold. I know adjusting is hard. But the thing is: you’re doing it. You’re already doing it, even if you’re struggling. That’s what most of us do anyway, is sort of muddle around and hope for the best. I kind of think you’re ahead of that curve."
- Portia Curlee. (via alightinthepiazza)


You can be passionate about issues that aren’t issues for you


I don’t really want to be home and I don’t really want to be at school

"and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’"
- nayyirah waheed (via coyotegold)