"Loneliness as a situation can be corrected, but as a state of mind it is an incurable illness."
Vladimir Nabokov (via blowyourownjob)
20 year old NYC transplant. Aspiring journalist for now.
"Ten Things I Know to Be True:
1. I have tried to die more times than I’d like to admit.
2. I think there is a reason why I keep failing. (I really hope there is a reason why I keep failing.)
3. I think maybe it’s not because I’m bad at dying, but because I’m really good at surviving.
4. Opening my veins did nothing to let the sadness out of me.
5. Being physically empty did not make me feel any less emotionally empty.
6. Deciding to get better was the hardest decision I’ve ever made.
7. Deciding to get sick again was the easiest.
8. I am not a soldier in this illness. I do not have to die for my cause.
9. I have shaky hands and weak knees, but that does not mean I am not strong.
10. I am not worthless."
Casey Shanahan (via adderalldust)
(Source: , via killjoyfeminist)
My depression is the only thing I have. I don’t want it. I have to have it. I crave it. I crave the sadness. I want to feel the tears streaming down my face. My depression makes me feel strong. I am able to fool myself in to believing that it is good for me. That it is healthy to feel this much. I imagine myself pulling off my skin, like a snake shedding a layer. I picture myself using a scalpel to carve all of the fat off of my bones, like I am the turkey on Thanksgiving Day. It’s fine though. I’m fine. My depression is all I have. No one knows me better.
BJ Novak on his ex-girlfriend/current collaborator/best friend, Mindy Kaling: She’s a gangster and guys respond to that. This is not a girl who waits by the phone. This is a girl who picks up the phone and calls whoever she wants.
in which freema agyeman continues to play characters that break the mold for what people think women should be
in which freema agyeman continues to be a complete inspiration
Um brb must go binge watch The Carrie Diaries on Netflix
"For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”…The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation"
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. — “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog” (via thirdw0rld)