Anonymous asked: do you have any tips for college freshmen?


Stay in school and stay away from drugs. Prioritize and organize everything. Write lists. Try not to get caught up in the wrong crowd, even if you’re itching to fit in. These next several years are important, so make them count. Social media is a great tool, but use it wisely because it can ruin you in several ways. Your reputation can be soiled in a matter of seconds. Take responsibility for your mistakes and learn from them. The most important things in life that you need to know won’t be taught in school—they will be taught through people and experiences, loss and gains, and some more loss. Experience is priceless. Study abroad if you can. Travel as much as you can. Who you know is stronger than what you know. Read books that stimulate your mind. Don’t fall into the illusion that numbers and grades reflect your worth. The default path of education is not the same path to happiness, that’s a different road. You’ll live through heartbreaks. And remember that it’s okay to feel lost. 

"I just want to pour my soul out on someone and not have to worry about the mess I’ve made."

― Andrea Slicker  (via fuckinq)

"Don’t trust charming. Why? Because the boy who can talk all the right words knows it too well. Things like boys and love aren’t meant to be practiced like that, it should be a bit awkward- it should be raw."

― (via iamcharliesangel)

"Don’t ever change just to impress and please someone. Change because it makes you a better person and it leads you to a better future."

― (via iamcharliesangel)

"Despite what you’ve read, your sadness is not beautiful. No one will see you in the bookstore, curled up with your Bukowski, and want to save you. Stop waiting for a salvation that will not come from the grey-eyed boy looking for an annotated copy of Shakespeare, for an end to your sadness in Keats. He coughed up his lungs at 25, and flowery words cannot conceal a life barely lived. Your life is fragile, just beginning, teetering on the violent edge of the world. Your sadness will bury you alive, and you are the only one who can shovel your way out with hardened hands and ragged fingernails, bleeding your despair into the unforgiving earth. Darling, you see, no heroes are coming for you. Grab your sword, and don your own armor."

― (via iamcharliesangel)