Michael Faudet (via michaelfaudet)
Today has been a strange day. I’ve become accustomed to celebrating my birthday at summer camps, marking the passing of the years with people I barely know. It’s always seemed kind of appropriate: usher in the new year with new people and the new possibilities and relationships and challenges and discoveries that they bring.
This year, though, I have been at my parents’ home for the first time in over half a decade. Nerves are frayed, relationships do not run smoothly in this house. I am trying to remain upbeat - I spoke to my best friend on Skype, yesterday I spoke to my boyfriend. I start at summer camp on Saturday. But right now I am homesick, I feel run down, tired and drained.
Corrie ten Boom (via pureblyss)
Today is my twenty-sixth birthday. I am thankful for a year of adventures, growth and love, and I look forward to a year of travels, creativity and shared laughter.
Kamal Ravikant (via angelofgaia)
"You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfume and wear them like hats upon your crazy heads. May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world." -Ray Bradbury
I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”