My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.
Coco Chanel (via fecastleberry)

I’ve been raised by a single mother who taught me how to be strong, determined, & hardworking, but extremely wary of what may lead me astray - ie: boys. Like, if a male ever became the focal point of my life, then how could the “my” go before “life?” Great lesson indeed, but there may be a chance that I’ve taken it too far. 

Just this past week, we were told to order career, success, adventure, security, love, and extreme thrill from most important to least important, only to find that I put adventure as #1 and love as #5. I mean, I believe you can only attain all five if you’ve done some adventuring. It’s just sad that “love” was on the bottom of my list.

I know I have walls, but even when I make the slightest attempt to take them apart, I’m given another reason as to why I should build them back up again. Tell me how I could possibly tear them down when I’ve seen & experienced what love can do to a person after they’ve set their guards low. It’s almost impossible.

Controlling things like my itinerary, resume, and GPA isn’t nearly as difficult as controlling the feelings another person has for me, which is the scary part. What qualities of mine does he love? How should I act? When should I fight? The uncertainty is vast and heart-rending, and my instinct is to save myself while I’m ahead. 


I finally faced the fact that it isn`t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.
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I will always love my daddy 1/27/61-4/19/05 ❤ Niggas in Paris with @ycv & Papa Raul. Would have put a pic with mom in it, but she’s not thug enough. (Taken with Instagram at Paris)

I will always love my daddy 1/27/61-4/19/05 ❤ Niggas in Paris with @ycv & Papa Raul. Would have put a pic with mom in it, but she’s not thug enough. (Taken with Instagram at Paris)


Anonymous said: Who are your heroes?

1) Mommy

2) Michelle Obama

3) Karine Bakhoum

4) Beyonce

5) My Lola


imurbestnitemare:

On June 26, 1956, author C.S. Lewis responded to a fan letter from Joan Lancaster, a young Chronicles of Narnia enthusiast.

In a personalized thank-you letter, the writer imparted some simple and valuable stylistic advice for budding prose writers. 

1. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else.

2. Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don’t implement promises, but keep them.

3. Never use abstract nouns when concrete ones will do. If you mean “More people died” don’t say “Mortality rose.”

4. In writing. Don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us a thing was “terrible,” describe it so that we’ll be terrified. Don’t say it was “delightful”; make us say “delightful” when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers, “Please will you do my job for me.”

5. Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say “infinitely” when you mean “very”; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.

You can read the rest of the letter @ Letters of Notes

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