stop romanticizing unhealthy relationships.

stop thinking you can change someone. you can’t. they need to change for themselves.

stop romanticizing the idea of you two being together some day. if it isn’t happening now, let it go. 

no more pouring your heart out for someone who gives you little to no reciprocation. 

find someone who values your long letters and passionate attempts. this person will reciprocate, with twice as much fire.

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"I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me."

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via hqlines)

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*logs off forever*

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Beyoncé – Back To Black (Solo Version) (47,045 plays)


I drink champagne early in the morning
instead of leaving my house
with an M16 and nowhere to go.

I’m dying twice as fast
as any other American
between eighteen and thirty-five
This disturbs me,
but I try not to show it in public.

Each morning I open my eyes is a miracle.
The blessing of opening them
is temporary on any given day
I could be taken out.
I could go off.
I could forget to be careful.
Even my brothers, hunted, hunt me.
I am the only one who values my life
and sometimes I don’t give a damn.
My love life can kill me.
I’m faced daily with choosing violence
or a demeanor that saves every other life
but my own.

I won’t cross-over.
It’s time someone else came to me
not to patronize me physically,
sexually or humorously.
I’m sick of being an endangered species,
sick of being a goddamn statistic.
So what are my choices?
I could leave with no intention
of coming home tonight
I could go crazy downtown
and raise hell on a rooftop with my rifle.
I could live for a brief moment
on the six o’clock news,
or I can masquerade another day
through the corridors of commerce
and American dreams.

I’m dying twice as fast
as any other American.
So I pour myself a glass of champagne,
I cut it with a drop of orange juice.
After I swallow my liquid valium.
my private celebration
for being alive this morning,
I leave my shelter.
I guard my life with no apologies.
My concerns are small
and personal.


essex hemphill, cordon negro. (via ethiopienne)

(Source: black-poetry, via ethiopienne)


Reject the notion that you are supposed to be at a certain place by now.

Don’t measure yourself to some colloquial set of social constructions. 

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"You are beautiful to God. Even in your weakness He loves you. So approach Him in confidence don’t hide from Him in shame."

@ihopkc (via ihopkc)

(via honestprayers)

"I have made you. I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."

Isaiah 46:4  (via absolutelychristian)


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don’t date anyone who isn’t proud of you

(via daniellemertina)

"The timing in which people enter your life is very important."

(via black—lamb)

(via e-m-a-n-c-i-p-a-t-e-d)

"how far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps?
how often have you bartered with bone, only to sell yourself short?
why do you find the unavailable so alluring?
where did it begin? what went wrong? and who made you feel so worthless?
if they wanted you, wouldn’t they have chosen you?
all this time, you were begging for love silently, thinking they couldn’t hear you, but they smelt it on you, you must have known that they could taste the desperate on your skin?
and what about the others that would do anything for you, why did you make them love you until you could not stand it?
how are you both of these women, both flighty and needful?
where did you learn this, to want what does not want you?
where did you learn this, to leave those that want to stay?"

warsan shire (via lindaandloveovereverything)

(via blackfoxx)


I wish people didn’t think silence was awkward, just enjoy it. Not every space has to be filled with words.

(via thafourth)


me: i have depression

person: *suddenly becomes mental health expert, nutritionist, spiritual guide* why dont u try yoga why dont u eat lots of fruit maybe u should exercise have u tried keeping a journal have u tried yoga have u tried meditation have u tried sitting in the sun have u tried patting a dog have u tried exercise yoga in the fruit sun yoga yoga

(Source: lesbolution, via ethiopienne)

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."

Lance Armstrong, Every Second Counts (via finding-mylight)

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