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2021-02-25 21:15:45

    there’s something about living life deliberately…wearing clothes that you actually want to and that you feel reflect you and your style not just because you’ve had them for years and don’t know what else you would throw on….listening to songs and creating playlists that excite you and represent your actual mood not just listening to songs that you’ve had downloaded for years that don’t make you feel anything special anymore…it’s VERY easy to stay with what you’re comfortable and it might take a bit of experimenting before you find what feels like a deliberate choice that reflects more of YOU but it’s absolutely worth the leap of faith you may have to convince yourself to make in order to stop feeling like a passenger in your own life


    all of this ☝


    I don’t know who needs to hear this, but Valentine’s Day is a day for love. Not strictly a day for couples. You can celebrate love without having a partner, because romantic love isn’t the only love that exists. You can have love for your family, for your friends, for your pets, for yourself. For whatever you want, honestly. I had been dreading the holiday because I didn’t have anyone to spend it with until I realized it was still a day I could participate in. It’s not exclusive to anyone. In fact, I plan on using it to be extra kind to myself, since sometimes I’m not. I’m going to practice self love on Valentine’s Day to make up for the times I haven’t. I am the most consistent thing in my life. My body does what it can to keep me alive. I deserve to treat it well. I deserve love, too, whether I’m in a relationship or not. I want some flowers, so I’ll be getting some. I want some hibachi, so I’ll be getting some. I want a nice bubble bath, so I’ll be taking one. You don’t have to be “in love” with someone else to celebrate; you can use it as an opportunity to show love to yourself.

    — alhwrites


    Wait so no one was gonna tell me I was allowed to spoil myself on valentine's instead of spoiling someone else???


    I know! it seems so obvious thinking about it now...but this is something I hadn’t considered at all before. it’s a game changer lmao


    ~Be a Flamingo in a flock of Pigeonsand you’ll fit right in!~

    I disliked the expression‘be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons’ as a means to encourage people to be ‘unique’ and stand out.  Personally I think it’s quite insulting to pigeons, and shows that the average person hasn’t had a proper look at a pigeon, or don’t know that fancy and exotic pigeon/dove breeds exist.  Species like the Bleeding Heart, the Victoria Crown and Jambu Fruit dove are all gorgeous and flamboyant examples of the Columbidae species, and easy challengers to the flamingo. 

    So I wanted to do a quick little drawing just showing off some of these lovely birds…and a smug flamingo ;)


    i think both of these interpretations are true and good and go together well in fact


    Also just because you’re not the same doesn’t mean you can’t flock tofeather!

    “When LGBTQ+ young people are able to see themselves and their stories authentically represented, it can offer them perspective on how to cope with the real struggles they’re facing, while also helping them envision a brighter future,” says Tia Dole, PhD, chief clinical operations officer at The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth. According to The Trevor Project’s research, over 80% of youth said that celebrities who are LGBTQ+ positively impact how they feel about being queer themselves.“ 🌈

    If you or anyone you know needs help today, we’re here for you 24/7 at 866.488.7386 or text/chat: thetrevorproject.org/help 📲


    Experiencing burnout in an area you love doesn’t mean you are no longer passionate about that thing, or are any less good at it. It’s often an indication that there are other parts of your life that need your care. A garden looks most beautiful when every flower is watered, and you deserve to nourish yourself in the same way. You will flourish again.




    “My mother used to tell me, ‘You may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last.’ I feel a responsibility to show young women what’s possible and to mentor them to own their power and fulfill their promise.”

    - Kamala Harris is California’s first female, African-American, and Asian-American Attorney General and is aiming to become the first African-American female senator in almost 20 years.

    Check out the in-depth Q&A with Kamala below!

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    “You may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last.”

    Back in 2016, Kamala Harris was aiming to become the first African-American female senator in almost 20 years. Today, she was sworn in as the Vice President of the United States.


    Happy Almost 2021, Tumblr. You made it. With only two more days to go and some hope for help on the horizon, it’s time to bid farewell to a little hellhole we like to call 2020. While we can’t all blow up an effigy of 2020, we’re suggesting a dumpster fire. You read that right. Let’s burn away the worst of twelve months few of us will forget in a hurry. Consider this your very own personal dumpster. What will you burn?


    Draw, paint, or copy and paste the trash you want to take out, and share your dumpster using the #Tumblr Tuesday tag!


    Read what makes you happy!


    It’s okay if you just made it through this year. Here’s to a 2021 full of chill, peaceful vibes.