Step by Step: A Great way of Painting your own Mural without Knowing how to Draw

Don’t be ashamed to celebrate victories that may seem small to others. Only you and God know what they really cost.
---Steven Furtick (via aestheticintrovert)

1. Make sure you own a nice bed.

2. Sleep in it frequently.

3. Remember how nice it feels to flip over your pillow to the cooler side.

4. Check your pulse and hum along to the rhythm because it is music.

5. Write clear and make a lot of spelling errors. Get the poison out and don’t worry about it being neat.

6. If you can, do not shut people out. You will have good days and they should see them.

7. If you feel overwhelmed, go outside and scream. Find a nice empty park in the middle of the night and scream as loud as you can until your throat is bleeding. The world wants to hear you.

8. Let yourself fall in love. Believe it or not, there are people out there who want your blacks and blues.

9. Keep waking up.

10. Keep waking up.

11. Keep waking up. Maybe with someone next to you.

---tips on how to keep going | Caitlyn Siehl (via jeou)





For my Intro to Creative Writing Class, I actually wrote an essay on this for my creative nonfiction final

Can’t believe I’m sharing an excerpt of it, but here it goes

               I had to force myself to bite my tongue and keep my composure. Growing up, I never sat in my room believing that a prince would slay a dragon for me, or come knocking on my door asking me to try on a glass slipper, or wake me up with true loves kiss and take me to his castle on the clouds. I grew up believing that inside a beast can be a prince. I grew up believing that heroes aren’t measured by the size of strength, but by the strength of the heart. I grew up believing that no matter where I go, the people I love with always be with me. I have grown up. I just never stopped believing.

                 It’s hard to be a cynic when I’ve been raised on Happily Ever Afters.

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