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Lovely day driving down the i5 for retail therapy and my go-to soup place south of the border #pikeplacechowder #seafoodbisque #worththedrive  (at Seattle Downtown)

Lovely day driving down the i5 for retail therapy and my go-to soup place south of the border #pikeplacechowder #seafoodbisque #worththedrive (at Seattle Downtown)

This is what happens when sprinkling is a lot easier than decorating :)

This is what happens when sprinkling is a lot easier than decorating :)

Apr 2
Simple things like waking up early enough to see the sunrise, a waffles date and drinks with a dear friend… Today is a reminder that small pleasures everyday makes all the bad stuff worth it.

Simple things like waking up early enough to see the sunrise, a waffles date and drinks with a dear friend… Today is a reminder that small pleasures everyday makes all the bad stuff worth it.

2014.03.28

Sometimes I wish you can really turn off your humanity. I wish you could stop feeling hurt. I wish there was a way grief only lasts for a finite amount of time. I wish there’s someone to blame. 

I wish we didn’t always rely on “next time.” I wish “that’s just life” isn’t a go-to justification for why someone is just gone. And I wish “i’m sorry for your loss” doesn’t feel so empty

I wish there was a guarantee that life spans are a minimum 100 years and any time after that is a bonus. I wish there weren’t such things as illness, pain and sudden deaths. 

But i’m not naive. 

I know we are all living on borrowed time.

It always sucks when you didn’t prepare for it. It always seems like it’s so unfair and you wish there was a good reason for why they’re taken so soon. The ones that hurt the most are the ones you didn’t say goodbye to. I wish there was a way we could plead for more time. I wish we didn’t have so much damn regrets and pride. I wish we would all realize that there are more important things in life than consumerism. I wish we would all appreciate each other more. I wish it was never too late. 

Mostly, I wish everyone is fortunate enough to love and be loved. 

Today I sat on a bench in a house of God and while I didn’t prescribe to this certain higher power, I believed in the power of love. Warm salted tears streamed down as I heard my coworker read out loud his letter to his dad. I think you’re lucky if you fill the church with people who love you. I think you’re lucky if you were able to find someone to share your life with and intended to grow old with that person. I think you’re lucky if you have children who care and admire you. And he had all that and much more

As much as I hate it, I know loss is necessary. If nothing else, it makes you more appreciative of things and people. It makes you let go of things easier. And hopefully, it makes you want to live in honour of those who can’t anymore.

"A long time ago/we used to be friends"

I felt like my small investment in this film was worth it. And it reminded me how I really missed this show. #veronicamars #LoVe

"A long time ago/we used to be friends"

I felt like my small investment in this film was worth it. And it reminded me how I really missed this show. #veronicamars #LoVe

"So let your colors run tonight / we’re painting in the dark / let your colors run tonight / the colors of your heart" #tritonal

Not a bad view for the morning.  (at Vancouver Convention Centre)

"So let your colors run tonight / we’re painting in the dark / let your colors run tonight / the colors of your heart" #tritonal

Not a bad view for the morning. (at Vancouver Convention Centre)

Feb 19th-21st, 2014 Whistler, BC
Getaway. Sometimes you just need a break from life with someone’s hand to hold and laughter to fill the days with.
So this is what it feels like.

Feb 19th-21st, 2014
Whistler, BC

Getaway.
Sometimes you just need a break from life with someone’s hand to hold and laughter to fill the days with.

So this is what it feels like.

*photo credit: ALAMY

Nobody else needs to know
Where we might go 
We could just run them red lights 
We could just run them red lights
- Red Lights / TIESTO


Look. I’m fully self-aware. I have no preconceived notions. I don’t have expectations because life is too short to spend it feeling shitty about what could be or how things aren’t shaping up to be what I wanted. I’m enjoying the ride … for however long it ends up being. Why? Because of brain chemistry. Because I’m happy and I have fun. Because if it wasn’t any of those, this experience would have ended a long time ago. 

In a parallel universe I would have chosen differently. I would have chosen the safe, nice and good to me option. I would have lived a charmed life where I would never be worried or stressed. I would have felt content. I would have chosen “right" by all accounts because who wouldn’t want that? But this is not that world. It’s not the reality i’m living in.

It may not look ideal. Or traditional. In fact, it may not look like anything. And rational me would 100% agree. But I blame the gravitational pull that is most certainly overriding all my logic and reason. Every time I thought I could walk away, something always pulls me back. So. This is my reality right now. And for now, this is what works for me. 

Feb 8

All of the Dating Advice I Have

thefrenemy:

1. Don’t let anybody call you irrational or tell you that you’re overreacting. You are not irrational. You are merely reacting to the things that are happening to you. Calling somebody irrational is a ploy to get away with shit by invalidating your emotions. It’s a dick move.

2. You can’t change other people’s behaviors, you can only break your own habits. If you think you date a lot of jerks, look for different people. Also: the best way to break your habits is to stop taking shit.

3. Date outside your box. Oftentimes we get caught up in minute details about people that turn us off to them: hand size, music taste, shape of head. Relax a bit on the high expectations, because they usually restrict you to dating all the same kinds of assholes. A date is not a contract. Enjoy the ridiculous ride and meet a whole bunch of new people.

4. Stop talking about your dating life in hyperbole. You’re not always getting dumped, every guy you’ve ever met isn’t a jerk, and you’re not alone forever. You are using a streak of completely normal failures, which happen to everybody in the fucked-up pool that is the dating world, to throw yourself a pity party. This kind of attitude isn’t helping you meet anybody. Chin up and realize your hardships are normal and expected and be a little more optimistic.

5. If you can’t confidently say you like yourself, put a fucking halt on your dating life and work really hard to start.

6. Fall madly in love, but don’t ever forget that you are an independent person capable of being single and happy. Things change, and the only thing you really have control of is how much stock you put into your self-worth.

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I love #14. I want to find someone I can go through the flu with because if we can get through that,we can get through anything.

Very well put together list.

Feb 2

There is a difference between the things we want to feel and the things we already do. The latter is effortless and has a gravitational pull that leads you to heartache - the good kind. The former is a wish your head makes for your heart because it thinks it knows better.