Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Nora Ephron (1941-2012)
(Reblogged from nicolahearts)
barackobama:

We have a right to know exactly which corporations and individuals are spending millions in attack ads to influence elections—and what their agendas are. Yes? Yes.

What an interesting time to be a young person in America. 

barackobama:

We have a right to know exactly which corporations and individuals are spending millions in attack ads to influence elections—and what their agendas are. Yes? Yes.

What an interesting time to be a young person in America. 

(Reblogged from barackobama)

lacigreen:

So I’ve been waiting for Glee to address domestic violence for a while now, or at the very least dating abuse/unhealthy relationships. 
And while I have some issues with how they handled it, particularly not telling their viewers where to get help if they think they may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, I do like this part.

- Abusers often use manipulation to keep their partners in the abusive situation. Including things like:

  •  No one will love you but me.
  •  You don’t deserve anyone else.
  •   You aren’t worthy of love.
  •   You’ll be alone forever.

  Etc 

They also make it very hard to feel loved, especially to feel love toward yourself. Because after all when you hear "you’re stupid", "you’re worthless", "you’re ugly", "you’re a bitch", how can we not internalize it after the millionth time (in a week). 

You deserve to be loved. You are worthy of love. 
And no one has the right to hurt you. EVER.  

 - If you need help, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 at 
1-800-799-7233

- if you are a teen or young adult and believe you are experiencing dating abuse/domestic violence you can contact Loveisrespect.
    You can chat with them on their website
    You can text “loveis” to 77054 (standard message rates apply)
    You can call them at 1-866-331-9474 

(Source: colferslea)

(Reblogged from lacigreen)

Happy Father’s Day. (Taken with Instagram)

I have my first exam for one of my summer classes tonight..  

I have my first exam for one of my summer classes tonight.. 
 

Can he be any cuter? 

On moving

Here is my (awesome) Mom holding up the sign I had made for myself after I made the choice to move to Austin. It came at a time of big changes in my life, and despite some friends and family being so supportive it made me sick, some were the complete opposite. I knew my remaining time at home would be difficult and challenging I needed a little reminder that I was doing the right thing, making the right choice. 

Moving is hard. Period. I just helped a friend move probably less than a mile and that was stressful. Side bar - I now know I can strap a full size bed to my small SUV - this might come in handy. So moving 500 miles away from home, which is what I did, let alone something like 3000 can be a huge stress for many reasons. 

I recommend you start packing right now. 

This kind of life change isn’t for everyone, I get that, but it should be. Moving was the best choice I’ve made. I recently wrote about this, shocking I know, but maybe I wasn’t explicit enough. I love my life, I love Austin, I love my job, and I love my new friends. It isn’t perfect, but it is suppose to be and it won’t be perfect for a while. But I needed this change. 

This post in response to the family issues that might, literally, drag me back home. 

The Vans that I’ve had since the 10th grade are finally being put down. (Taken with instagram)

I want to calculate how many hours I spend reading, writing, and waiting on emails. (Taken with instagram)

This is my “oh my god, I’m turning into a real girl” photo. (Taken with instagram)