1) Learn to put on your bracelets and zip up your dresses by yourself. There will be times when you will be alone.
2) Get on a long plane ride. Look out the window. Understand the immensity of our world. Understand your insignificance. Understand your absolute importance.
3) Press the send button. If you don’t say it now, you never will.
4) Do not sneer at happiness or roll your eyes at sadness. Be aware that apathy is not healthy.
5) You are more than the amount of people who want to have sex with you.
6) That pit in your stomach when he doesn’t text you back, it shouldn’t be there. No one should be able to control you like that.
7) Shopping is cathartic. Buy the shoes and deal with one-ply toilet paper for a while.
8) It will get better, but it will never be perfect. Learn to live through the small moments of happiness. When they disappear, remember they will resurface.
9) I promise that cookie will not change anything (except that it will make you smile).
10) Please, please, take care of yourself. You are everything to somebody. You are everything to your self. That alone is enough. —

things to remember, -n.m. (via thegirlwithfernweh)

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"i’M S0 drUnk i cAn’T evn TypE!"



Great Danes are gentle giants.


do you ever wonder if anyone reads your blog like everyday just to check on you 

One day I’ll wake up and be glad I did —Something I have to keep reminding myself (via clubmonico)




I love my skin!

OH MY FUCKING GOD Imagine the little dark girls who will see thiz OMG I AM ABOUT TO CRY THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING YOU GUYS

Doña Lupita, everyone. 

oh my goodness




i fancy a banana


Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part II)

The St Louis County Council meeting was a fiery afar, as residents from across the county demanded Darren Wilson’s arrest, answers for Mike Brown’s death, and expressed frustration at their own police force being turned on them like they were enemies of the state. #staywoke #farfromover






Some harsh but very very true words

When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.

"this is an old image…"

"I’m not happy with that one…"

"this is just a sketch…"

"I did this really quickly…"

"there is better stuff on later pages…"

It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.

But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”

You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.

This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. 

Be proud.

This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.

Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.

Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.

Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.

i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.

This can also be said about artists on tumblr. I have seen such lovely images on my dashboard that I’ve kept from praising because the artist’s comment is something along the lines of what’s been mentioned above. It makes me agree and scroll past it.

More often than not, it doesn’t make you sound humble, it makes you sound like an asshole who’s too good to bother to even show their best or who thinks is above everyone else because a ‘15 minute sketch’ that looks like a finished painting is their crappiest.

It sucks but it’s true. It’s a tough habit to break, especially if you’re in front of people you want to impress. Do your best everyone and even if your best happens to be your worst that day, stand by it.

This can also be said about interviews. I just got a job as a graphic designer. Its only my second job. I am still working on my degree and honestly I think the stuff I sent to them sucked. But I wanted to show them my work so I sent it anyways. They liked my work and I got an interview. I made sure to act proud of that shit work I showed them and I just tried staying relaxed and said nothing bad about myself (cause of course that’s bad to do)

When I got the job my new boss told me about another girl who applied. She had the same experiences as me and even is going to my school. So I asked why I got it and she didnt. She wasn’t sure of herself. In result she was nervous and didnt have alot of work to show him.

Even if you dont like your work or know it could be better, all you must do is act like you believe in it. Make yourself think its the bees knees. Its amazing what can come from it

For each person there is a sentence—a series of words—which has the power to destroy them. —Philip K. Dick (via averageboywithkeyboard)