Kirsten. 18. Edinburgh.

"Forgive. Forget. Fake it. Chin up. Wear lipstick, make lists, make sure your voicemail isn’t full. Mix protein shakes, send timely thank you notes, sip drinks more slowly, stare at adults’ eyebrows, smile without dimples, develop perfect posture. Be gracious, be kind, eliminate self-pity. Look in the mirror and shift your internal monologue from ‘How do I look?’ to ‘This is my face,’ from ‘What the hell am I doing?’ to ‘This is my life.’ Capitalize your emails, read the news, walk briskly, stay focused, and never, ever let on that you are somewhat lost and sometimes lonely and so completely confused (and would someone please just let me know what it is I’m supposed to do next, where exactly I’m supposed to go–). Just keep going. Go, and do not stop.”
— Jennifer Schaffer, A Checklist For The Age 19  (via thewastedgeneration)
"In 20 years I won’t remember today; that scares me.”
— “10 Word Poem" series - #31 (via winterkristall)

flowury:

when boys stretch and their shirt does the thing and you can see their belt and the bottom of their stomach that is important

"In the United States we have shamefully convinced most high school students that they either need to go to Harvard or they need to go to McDonald’s. And the truth is significantly more complicated than that.”

Jeff Livingston: The Most Neglected Skills

(via the-illuminaughty)

starrynights-:

shouldertappingghosts:

If I was a famous author I would publish a book with ten different endings which all went to print with varying degrees of rarity, but not tell the fans about it so that I could watch their confusion as they disagree over how the story ended. Then when they figured it out I would ‘come clean’, telling them that I had released eleven alternate endings and watch them panic again as they all try to find the last ending.

are you satan

knightoflime:

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who reads ancient scrolls written in a forbidden tongue and summons nightmarish beings from beyond the mortal plane.

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