When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambition and Trembling Hearts, Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)

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boyirl:

Pete Fleming 
IN THE ABSENCE OF EMPATHY YOU WILL FIND MALEVOLENCE. 2013

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lipsnlimbs:

This is so real

Wait for someone who bumps mouths clumsily with yours cos they’re too busy smiling to kiss you properly. Yeah. Wait for that. —Azra Tabassum (via suspend)

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You have an open invitation to my heart. —William Chapman (via williamchapmanwritings)
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helpfvl:

look how the autumn leaves fall // listen here

1. flaws by bastille // 2. holocene by bon iver // 3. dirty paws by of monsters and men // 4. paint by paper kites // 5. old pine by ben howard // 6. the woods by daughter // 7. flaws and ceilings by frank hamilton // 8. gale song by the lumineers // 9. say yes by elliot smith // 10. seaside by the kooks // 11. peaches by in the valley below // 12. thinking out loud by ed sheeran // 13. i’ve given up on you by real friends // 14. falling in love at a coffee shop by landon pigg // 15. amsterdam by daughter

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You will never be happy if you continue to hold on to the things that make you sad. —

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sci-universe:

I really love these starry illustrations by Hajin Bae.

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#art

aliensk8r:

ideas for a self care day:

  • sleep in and stay under the covers when you wake up, get very comfortable and warm
  • if you want to get out of bed, pick something cozy to wear
  • drink very cold water or hot tea
  • doodle aimlessly
  • read a book you love dearly
  • sleep some more
  • go outside, even if its just your backyard, and relax
  • look at tiny beautiful things like flowers and ants
  • listen to music that makes you want to dance and dance your heart out

pls be kind to yrself and yr body i love u

sleep heavily and know that i am here with you. the past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. and while the future is fast coming for you, it always flinches first, and settles in as the gentle present. this now, this us, we can cope with that. we can do this together you and i. —cecil baldwin, welcome to night vale (via petrichour)

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hellopoland:

Pieniny

 Title: Budapest
 Artist: George Ezra
 Album: Wanted On Voyage
 Plays: 8

majestictunes:

budapest || george ezra (+)

give me one good reason
why i should never make a change
baby if you hold me
then all of this will go away

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