Depression is stupid and not a thing that makes me a better writer. One time I went a whole year without writing and I stayed in bed and drank. Fuck your Bukowskisms. I want sunlight and love and running down some street I’ve never been on where it’s warm and cool at the same time and I’m smiling. I want nothing to ever be bad again- and I don’t mean that I want a life free of conflict, I mean that I want a life free of meaningless conflict. Not being able to will oneself to take a shower or leave the house is meaningless. There is nothing to be gained, no lesson to be learned from that kind of life. My heart is stale, my prose is stale. Give me fire if you want to hurt me. Give me something I can taste. There’s nothing romantic or mysterious about where I am. There’s nothing here worth holding onto.
By Joshua Espinoza  (via quibbler)
People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this.
Stacey Jean Speer (via emotional-algebra)
  1. The boy who takes your virginity is only going to love you long enough for you to stay in his bed.
  2. Your first job is never the best job. But you’ll meet some of your best friends there.
  3. Sometimes things don’t go the way you expect them to at all.
  4. People are usually never who they say they are.
  5. If you love someone, you need to tell them. Nobody is good at the guessing game.
  6. If your best friends don’t like the boy you’re involving yourself with, chances are he’s bad news.
  7. If a boy starts an invitation with, “Are you home alone”/”I’ll be home alone”, say no. You are a human being, not a toy to be played with.
  8. If some boy invites you to “the backseat of his truck”, he’s a piece of shit. Tell him to fuck himself.
  9. “Sorry” doesn’t always fix what you messed up.
  10. Stop wasting time wishing you could take back what you already did.
  11. You are at fault sometimes.
  12. There’s going to be a boy that you let get away. Yes, you loved him. It’s for the best, though.
  13. Toxic people hardly ever start off toxic.
  14. It’s always nice to make new friends, but never forget who your real friends are.
  15. Never lose the friends that would answer their phone at 3am if you called
  16. Never lose sight of who you are because of a boy.
16 Things I Learned While Being 16  (via satansbit)
nymphoninjas:


I’ve been in abusive relationship after abusive relationship but then one day last April I decided to write my phone number on this regular customer’s double tall soy cappuccino. A month later I was moving all the way across country with my new best friend and lover. So this is an unedited picture of me and my boyfriend. No longer am I scared of my body, sex, or love. I went from being afraid to say anything to talking like a naughty Hallmark card. My favorite thing is this guy sleeping on my ass. Actually my favorite thing is just this guy in general.
Love,
A newly empowered lady

This is fucking tremendous, I’m really happy you shared your story of how you two ended up in this position. Being brave and open is such an important part of finding a positive partner, and I’m sure your submission will be inspirational to many ninjas still looking for someone to bond with. Learning to get out of bad relationships and be open to good ones is a very important lesson. Thank you for capturing your beautiful intimacy and sharing it with us, I really appreciate it.