21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

  • Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
  • Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.
  • Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
  • Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
  • Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
  • Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
  • Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
  • Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.
  • Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
  • Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
  • Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
  • Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
  • Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
  • Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
  • Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.
  • Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
  • Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
  • Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
  • Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
  • Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
  • Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.

easilyhumored:

fallingintoconfusion:

easilyhumored:

date idea: take me to ikea and play hide and seek with me

Girls are so simple.

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revolutionizethesoul:

First name breeze,
Last name warrior.

  • Everyone: What does your tattoo mean?
  • Me: Meh.

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Po dlhej dobe.
Vieš, vtedy, keď zapadalo slnko a vietor nútil tancovať more, sedeli sme tam, skromne a spokojne, rozprávali sme sa o tom, ako sa čoskoro presťahujeme do Ázie… Vedeli sme, že sa nerozídeme, zostaneme spolu a po čase sa asi vrátime do hôr, milovaných hôr. Pri deťoch si vždy skrčil nos a ja som sa z chuti zasmiala.

Love is an organic thing. It roots and softens.
Každý občas pochybuje. Isté obdobie som pochybovala častejšie a hľadala úniky, isté som si bola takmer istá, že ak láska, tak ty. A ak nie ty, tak nikto. Iba ak hory. 

V obdobiach pochybovania som často myslela na dvoch krásnych mladých ľudí a ich dcéru. Ten blog je magický… Utvrdzovali ma ako nič iné.

Nikdy som sa pri pomyslení na odlúčenie nevydesila tak, aby mi do oči vbehli slzy a moje telo sa začalo triasť. Nikdy predtým. Doteraz zostanem v akomsi polostave, keď na to pomyslím. Si pre mňa príliš dobrý, a teraz to nemyslím ako frázu na rozchod. Si. Ty si ten, čo býval smutný a odpúšťal, ja som bola tá, čo bývala nahnevaná a možno dúfala, že raz už neodpustíš a ja to potom na konci budem mocť zvaliť na tvoje rozhodnutie odísť. Mal si sa presťahovať do zahrančia, zostal si, zostal kvôli mne. Mala by som zostať, pravdepodobne by som utiekla. Rozmýšľam nad odchodom, znovu. Čoraz častejšie. A čoraz viac a vyhýbam tvojmu pohľadu, lebo z neho ide dobro a láska. Satan sa desí dobra.

Nikdy si ma v ničom neobmedzoval, nikdy si nechcel, aby som zostala keď som bola rozhodnutá odísť. Nebol si nástojčivý, ľúbil si ma. S dušou tak čistou, myšlienkami tak krásnymi si ma objal a roztancoval. Si ako lotosový kvet plávajúci v špinavej vode mňa.

Relationship is an organic thing.
Well, I thought I could write this below my relationship change, but since there is no box like there used to be I will just write it here.

Single sounds more dramatic than it feels, but I thought it might be the easiest way to end any confusion. Our relationship changed (ended definitely isn’t the right word here) six months ago, but Matt and I are still close friends and co-parents.

There is no need to list any reason other than this is the only way it can be just now, and that’s okay. I know as well as anyone that there is no ‘right’ way to live life and just how much you can grow from pain.

Just maybe this is a reminder that no person or love is perfect and life can change suddenly, and the best thing is to keep positive, kind and grow with it.

Jeho odpoveď: I’ll always love you. You’ve taught me so much about myself and the world and these are things I’ve said to you alone but I want them known. The goodness of my character has been nourished by your love, and for that I’ll forever be grateful. I look forward to the many more beautiful days our family will spend together, the places we will see, the people we will meet. To growth. 

Don’t sit down because I’ve moved your chain.
Unikám a klamem, chcem odísť a potom sa vydesím a namiesto prosby o rozhovor sa Ťa spýtam, či si nejdeme urobiť kávu. Ležím pri tebe a túžim zmiznúť, nechcem tam byť. Zaspávam a takmer mi ide vytrhnúť srdce, keď ma neobíjmaš a nebozkávaš na chrbát. 

Pýtam sa, či som na teba nerezignovala príliš skoro. People you love, you don’t give up on them… Nespravil si nič zlé a ja som sa vzdialila. Prestala som sa snažiť a nechcem bojovať, stojím na mieste, dupem nohami s rukami skríženým na hrudi. Doslova. Napríklad minule, keď si nebol doma. Doma? Volám to domov, obaja sme tam doma. Spolu sme tam doma. 

Čo za moje správanie čakám? Kvety? Kvetmi. Do tváre. A tak. 

Som vydesená, kopem okolo seba a neviem, do koho vlastne. Do každého a vlastne nezasiahnem nikoho. Bojím sa, že som príliš mladá. Naše priateľstvo a láska bola tak silná, že sa z tohto vzťahu stalo niečo celoživotné, či to už skončí teraz alebo nikdy. Je lepšie pochybovať teraz alebo o pár rokov? Obaja vieme odpoveď a obaja… obaja sa bojíme.

Ty si sa začal intenzívne učiť po čínsky a usmievaš sa so slovami, že raz nám v Ázii bude skvelo, nebudeme odkázaní na jedenie desiatich jedál stále dookola, lebo žiadne iné objednať nevieme. Hovoríš o výletoch a v očiach máš krásne iskry. Hovoríš o mne a takmer sa topíš v láske.

Hovorím o výletoch a myslím na seba. Na to, ako odídem do Laponska a prejdem Lofoty, na to, ako zas uniknem. Keby mám byť substancia, určite by som bola plyn. Červený, krásny, voňavý a jedovatý. Pravdepodobne neurotoxický. Hovorím o tebe a jediné, čo ma k tebe viaže je tvoja láska ku mne.

How could you…?
Neviem. Sama neviem. Nikdy vedieť nebudem.

…characterize yourself. 
 she wants everything because she doesn’t know what she really needs. one day, she will settle for nothing.