The Chamber of Secrets

fluffymb:

The moment when the table turns.

316intheafternoon:

philamuseum:

The National Park Service (NPS) was established on this day, August 25, in 1916.That same year Ansel Adams received a camera from his parents during a summer vacation in Yosemite National Park. So began his lifelong romance with national parks and photography.Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite National Park, by Ansel Adams c.1938 (negative); 1976-77 (print) © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust 

aw happy belated NPS…

^^ s/o to you and them for providing one of the highlights of my summer <3

316intheafternoon:

philamuseum:

The National Park Service (NPS) was established on this day, August 25, in 1916.

That same year Ansel Adams received a camera from his parents during a summer vacation in Yosemite National Park. So began his lifelong romance with national parks and photography.

Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite National Park, by Ansel Adams c.1938 (negative); 1976-77 (print) © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust 

aw happy belated NPS…

^^ s/o to you and them for providing one of the highlights of my summer 

<3

souupp:

desirethepositive:

I want to open a really angry coffee shop called “I’m Not a Morning Person” and name all the drinks really angrily

like “can I get a Fuck You” or a “I’m Studying for Finals” or “My In-Laws are in Town”

and they all have shots of tequila in them

who wants to be my business partner

rosebudd would open this coffee shop

what do you say to yourself in times when you don't feel that confident about yourself? I am having one of those phase, and can't seem to take a step back...

hermionejg:

Sorry, grangrdangr. I am also in one of those phases and desperately trying to tell it to fuck off.

So firstly, I try to identify what exactly it is I feel rubbish about. It tends to be more specific than just, I don’t feel confident today. This isn’t fun but it helps me move away from the I DON’T FEEL CONFIDENT BECAUSE I AM HORRIBLE EVERYTHING IS AWFUL pov towards SOME THINGS ARE AWFUL. e.g.: I feel incompetent, I feel ugly, I feel lonely, I feel like people hate me/I’ve upset them/I’ve disappointed them.

Secondly, (if possible) identify how those things are operating. I tend to get stuck in cycles of these sorts of thoughts, but there are times when it’s just one nagging thing in the background, or if I do a particular task/action/inaction then I get sucked into it. Sometimes I just have to let it run its course. (I’m sure there’s a better way and this presupposes the awareness that it’s a temporary thing, but yeah.)

Thirdly, I follow these little routines:

1. I moisturise and hydrate. Honestly, I don’t know what it is about moisturising and hydrating but they make me feel so much more at peace. Also, putting on freshly laundered clothes, sleeping in fresh sheets, etc. These actions pull me out of the lethargic aspect of feeling shit.

2. I go for a walk or a run. It doesn’t have to be a long one, 15 minutes will do. On rainy days like today it’s not always possible, or if you feel particularly shit at 2am it’s not always possible, but fresh air helps.

3. I tell myself (and here you have the right to laugh at me if you wish) that smart people who love me are going to have my back. Yes, that’s a line from TWW but it has been enormously helpful in my development. It means you don’t have to pinpoint exactly who loves you but it’s a general assertion of some kind of confidence in how things will turn out, not because of your personal capability but because of who you are. Even if you don’t believe it at first, you get there, and suddenly this weird little TV mantra has all sorts of power.

4. I do my very very best to be kind to myself. It’s okay to not feel confident but it’s not necessarily a permanent thing. Give yourself time to get back to that place. Recognise your progress. Be kind to yourself.

^this is a badass lady and you should follow her

or not, i reblog a lot of her stuff anyway hahah

Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon (via listentothestories)
As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. Becoming friends with Lena – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realise that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.

TAYLOR SWIFT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN (via kittenstyles)

~it’s a journey~

(via hermionejg)

316intheafternoon:

I’ve been flirting via snapchat

What is the 21st century

Who am I

Srsly

Humor is an antidote to — or at least an analgesic for — a condition we’re all suffering from. I would call this condition clarity, not depression; humor and depression are two different, but not mutually exclusive, responses to it. I know we’re told to regard depression as a disease, its victims no different from people who succumb to cancer or diabetes. But because it’s a disease whose symptoms take the shape of ideas, it can get hard to parse out pathology from worldview. The Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert once told me that “there are people who have no delusions; they’re called clinically depressed.” Depression’s insights aren’t necessarily invalid; they’re just not helpful. Depression uses clarity as an instrument of torture; humor uses it as a setup. Comedy tells us, “But wait — that’s not the good part.” Depression condemns the world, and us, as hateful; laughter is a way of forgiving it, and ourselves, for being so.
Tim Kreider on the death of Robin Williams (via austinkleon)