I’ve been going through a lot of changes in my life lately. I’m going to give myself the advice that I would have appreciated a year ago, and I need to take that advice even now, so I don’t get lost in all the things I can’t control. Give people a high five at every opportunity. Don’t be afraid to ask for a hug when you need one. Find what makes you feel alive, and grab it. If it makes you feel alive, it’s worth going for. There are some things in life that you will never understand. Don’t spend your time searching for the right answers, or you’ll swallow today, tomorrow, and yesterday. There are things in life that you won’t be able to control. Some things are out of your hands and you have to accept them as they are. You have to deal in the best way you can. If you carry 8 hand sanitizers in your coat pockets, the coat will rip. Carry them anyway. Listen to your mom when she calls you from downstairs to say, “Hey, did you know that cats sleep for 20 hours a day?” because those stories are better than you even realize. Don’t get mad at her when she calls you by your brother’s names. Life can change at any moment. You don’t miss your average life until it’s below average… until what you know turns into what you knew. You may wake up one day and discover you have a disease. Don’t take your body for granted. It’s going to take you some time to come to terms with it, more time than I even know of right now. Don’t lose sight of your dreams just because they’re going to be harder to achieve. It should make you want them more. You’ll miss working once you’re not able to work for a long while. You’ll really miss it. Put a few really easy things on your New Years resolution list, so even if the year is a complete bust, you’ll still feel accomplished because you finally got a waffle maker. Stay in that musical because it will be an experience you’ll never ever forget. It’s okay to take things one minute at a time when one day at a time seems like too much. I still have no idea how to get the people you like to like you, you’re on your own there. Pineapples are really good for healing purposes, stick to your physical therapy exercises, and if you let your niece paint her own nails, she’ll love you even more. Life doesn’t have to be about everything, but some things. So even if life is just you watching Netflix with your best friends, it’s worth sticking around for.
“What else would I do with my night?”—1. Who was the last person you held hands with? 2. Are you outgoing or shy? 3. Who are you looking forward to seeing? 4. Are you easy to get along with? 5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you? 6. What kind of people are you attracted to? 7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now? 8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind? 9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable? 10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with? 11. What does the most recent text that you sent say? 12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now? 13. Do you like it when people play with your hair? 14. Do you believe in luck and miracles? 15. What good thing happened this summer? 16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? 17. Do you think there is life on other planets? 18. Do you still talk to your first crush? 19. Do you like bubble baths? 20. Do you like your neighbors? 21. What are you bad habits? 22. Where would you like to travel? 23. Do you have trust issues? 24. Favorite part of your daily routine? 25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with? 26. What do you do when you wake up? 27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker? 28. Who are you most comfortable around? 29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up? 30. Do you ever want to get married? 31. If your hair long enough for a pony tail? 32. Which celebrities would you have a threesome with? 33. Spell your name with your chin. 34. Do you play sports? What sports? 35. Would you rather live without TV or music? 36. Have you ever liked someone and never told them? 37. What do you say during awkward silences? 38. Describe your dream girl/guy? 39. What are your favorite stores to shop in? 40. What do you want to do after high school? 41. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance? 42. If your being extremely quiet what does it mean? 43. Do you smile at strangers? 44. Trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean? 45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning? 46. What are you paranoid about? 47. Have you ever been high? 48. Have you ever been drunk? 49. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about? 50. What was the colour of the last hoodie you wore? 51. Ever wished you were someone else? 52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself? 53. Favourite makeup brand? 54. Favourite store? 55. Favourite blog? 56. Favourite colour? 57. Favourite food? 58. Last thing you ate? 59. First thing you ate this morning? 60. Ever won a competition? For what? 61. Been suspended/expelled? For what? 62. Been arrested? For what? 63. Ever been in love? 64. Tell us the story of your first kiss? 65. Are you hungry right now? 66. Do you like your tumblr friends more than your real friends? 67. Facebook or Twitter? 68. Twitter or Tumblr? 69. Are you watching tv right now? 70. Names of your bestfriends? 71. Craving something? What? 72. What colour are your towels? 72. How many pillows do you sleep with? 73. Do you sleep with stuffed animals? 74. How many stuffed animals do you think you have? 75. Favourite animal? 76. What colour is your underwear? 77. Chocolate or Vanilla? 78. Favourite ice cream flavour? 79. What colour shirt are you wearing? 80. What colour pants? 81. Favourite tv show? 82. Favourite movie? 83. Mean Girls or Mean Girls 2? 84. Mean Girls or 21 Jump Street? 85. Favourite character from Mean Girls? 86. Favourite character from Finding Nemo? 87. First person you talked to today? 88. Last person you talked to today? 89. Name a person you hate? 90. Name a person you love? 91. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now? 92. In a fight with someone? 93. How many sweatpants do you have? 94. How many sweaters/hoodies do you have? 95. Last movie you watched? 96. Favourite actress? 97. Favourite actor? 98. Do you tan a lot? 99. Have any pets? 100. How are you feeling? 101. Do you type fast? 102. Do you regret anything from your past? 103. Can you spell well? 104. Do you miss anyone from your past? 105. Ever been to a bonfire party? 106. Ever broken someone’s heart? 107. Have you ever been on a horse? 108. What should you be doing? 109. Is something irritating you right now? 110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt? 111. Do you have trust issues? 112. Who was the last person you cried in front of? 113. What was your childhood nickname? 114. Have you ever been out of your province/state? 115. Do you play the Wii? 116. Are you listening to music right now? 117. Do you like chicken noodle soup? 118. Do you like Chinese food? 119. Favourite book? 120. Are you afraid of the dark? 121. Are you mean? 122. Is cheating ever okay? 123. Can you keep white shoes clean? 124. Do you believe in love at first sight? 125. Do you believe in true love? 126. Are you currently bored? 127. What makes you happy? 128. Would you change your name? 129. What your zodiac sign? 130. Do you like subway? 131. Your bestfriend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do? 132. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with? 133. Favourite lyrics right now? 134. Can you count to one million? 135. Dumbest lie you ever told? 136. Do you sleep with your doors open or closed? 137. How tall are you? 138. Curly or Straight hair? 139. Brunette or Blonde? 140. Summer or Winter? 141. Night or Day? 142. Favourite month? 143. Are you a vegetarian? 144. Dark, milk or white chocolate? 145. Tea or Coffee? 146. Was today a good day? 147. Mars or Snickers? 148. What’s your favourite quote? 149. Do you believe in ghosts? 150. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page? (via mtchstrr)
“And if your daughter came to you, crying with hunger, would you tell her no? Would you tell her she is too fat, she wants to much, she must shrink into society? No.
Then why would you tell yourself the exact same thing? You are somebody’s daughter.”—Michelle K., You Are Somebody’s Daughter. (via e-ntre)
Must must remember. I have a family who weeps very silent tears when I do this.
So, I know it’s been a few days since you asked me this, but I’ve honestly been thinking about how to answer it. What are 10 of my curiosities? I didn’t really know how to decide what thoughts qualify as curiosities, but I’ve decided to list 10 things that I don’t really understand. 10 things I wish I understood more, because in a way, that’s me being curious as to WHY these things happen, or don’t happen, or why they don’t have a reason.
Why are we allowed to be crazy about someone who doesn’t feel the same way about us? It should be a law of physics that we can only be attracted to those who are attracted to us. But then I start to think about magnets, and whether opposites attract, and what draws magnets together… then I realize people are not magnets and the only things drawing me to people are the way you can see them think while they talk, their ability to make me laugh, the way say my name. I think that’s why we can’t control it, even if they don’t feel it… because we hang on to the hope that they are smiling at us for a reason, joking for a reason, flirting for a reason. We hang on to everything we like about them.
Which leads me to wonder, how do you know when someone is the right person for you? Do soulmates exist? Do we have more than one? What are the chances that your soulmate is in the same little city as you (if there’s only one?)
I’m curious about where fruit came from. I just ate fresh pineapple and I couldn’t help but wonder, who put it there? It’s so weird to think that we consume these natural foods that grow from the earth, and they help us continue to survive because they provide nutrients for our bodies. Was it really God? Who is God, which God, and why did he choose pineapples? Who discovered the pineapples first?
How weird is it that we can think of whoever we want, as much as we want, and they never know unless we tell them?
Why isn’t there a cure for multiple sclerosis? Or any other illness for that matter? Now that they know which genes cause MS, can they figure out how to prevent it, or rebuild my myelin? I don’t even know how they knew where to begin. Science is mind boggling to me, but also amazing.
Why is work a thing? We created it… How is it fair that some people get to make it to their dream job, but others work hard only to fall short of their goals?
What is Jason Mraz doing right now?
Who invented the candy apple? Ah, William W. Kolb apparently! Now I have to keep researching to find out how he got the idea!
I am constantly curious about my future. Alwayas wondering what’s around the corner, even though I shouldn’t. I spend too much time thinking about it, which isn’t good for me, because I have no idea what my future is going to be like. I don’t even know if I’m going to change plans I’ve had for so long. With MS, should I have kids? Will I be able to be a good mother? Will I meet someone who already has kids? Was all of this in the cards for me all along? Is the future planned out from the moment you take a breath? Or do the tiny little decisions that we make influence where our life goes? To sit here, or go there, to keep pushing even when it feels impossible. Maybe there’s a course and we figure out the obstacles.