“To reach our full potential as human beings, we need to be able to balance our needs for closeness and union with ties when we must turn inward, with a sense of autonomy to grow and develop as individuals.”—The Dalai Lama (via theeverydaybeauty)
"Getting a degree in photography is a gigantic, expensive, pointless scam. There is no camera on Earth that takes more than a day to learn how to use. You will spend three years learning how to ‘read’ photos while unqualified, failed photographers attempt to give you advice."
“Buying books is immensely comforting. Maybe I won’t read them immediately, but they make me feel so much better whenever I’m sad and blue. Just their presence, it’s like having more to look forward to.”—vagabond (via loveyourchaos)
“Ugly is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion. A matter of taste, a whim, an eye, a beholder, an opinion, a spin, light crossing the frame, paint, projection. The moment. Context.”—Margaret Cho (via light-essence)
no, i do not hate myself, nor will i ever. but sometimes, every so often, i become annoyingly aware of the person i have become.
because who i am isn’t necessarily who i want to be, and i don’t agree with some of the things i do or say.
but then i think well, if i don’t like the things i do, i’m the only one who can change that…but if i have to change who i am to be who i want to be, then aren’t i not being to true to who i inadvertently am?
all in all, every time i think about it, my life just becomes one giant ball of mess and i don’t know when i’m being myself and when i’m just trying to be who i hoped i could be…if that makes sense.