Baby, I’m yours
Til the stars fall from the sky
Baby, I’m yours
Til the rivers all run dry
Baby, I’m yours
Til the sun no longer shines
Baby, I’m yours
Til the poets run out of rhymes
I hesitate to post this because of how much I gained during my college application process (stress makes me gain weight like mad) but I decided that I wasn’t going on Spring Break feeling big so I followed this religiously for a week and a half. Yes, this is a week and a half progress.
Before I was at 167 lbs. and I’m now at 157. Before you say that amount of weight in so little time is unhealthy: I wasn’t drinking much water at all before so a good 5 lbs. of that is probably water weight. I’m also pretty pumped about the tan I got in Cancun (even though the lighting’s different in the two photos, I promise I actually did get almost that much of a tan!)
I think it’s important to say that I would have enjoyed myself either way because I honestly do love my body no matter what. No matter how big I feel, I still try to carry myself with confidence and love my body for what is does for me. The first thing you need to do before losing weight is to know that you’re beautiful, inside and out, no matter what. Working to make a body you already love better works better in the long run than working in order to hate your body less. Visit my body positivity tag if ever you’re feeling not fantastic.
I’m going to keep going at it now that I’m back! I want to get down to about 120 before I leave for uni. x
Oh my god, that’s amazing! Congratulations! I’ll actually be posting one in just a few minutes. x
I feel like my “New Favourite Music” posts are getting more and more frequent because I just keep discovering more music via Tumblr. It’s amazing, I don’t think I’ll ever stop discovering new Arctic Monkeys songs! Again, I’m not sorry for all the AM, I just am going to acknowledge that there’s a lot. There’s a lot.
Crying Lightening (Acoustic) - Arctic Monkeys
All My Loving (Beatles Cover) (Live) - Arctic Monkeys
Only Ones Who Know - Arctic Monkeys
Fire and the Thud - Arctic Monkeys
Reckless Serenade - Arctic Monkeys
Cigarette Smoke - Arctic Monkeys
No Scrubs - Bastille
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Repeat Stuff - Bo Burnham
Home By Now - Bombay Bicycle Club
Flume - Bon Iver
Roslyn ft. St. Vincent - Bon Iver
Jesus Christ - Brand New
The Ghost Inside - Broken Bells
#Selfie - The Chainsmokers
Juice - Chance The Rapper
Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys Cover) - Chvrches
Hello, I’m In Delaware - City and Colour
Candles - Daughter
Switzerland - Daughter
Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie
I Don’t Mind - Defeater
Default - Django Django
Luv, Hold Me Down - Drowners
Well, People Will Talk (Live Acoustic) - Drowners
Girls On Film - Duran Duran
No Waves - FIDLAR
If You Love Me, Come Clean - Flatsound
Brazil Is Here - Foals
A Beginner’s Guide to Destroying the Moon - Foster the People
Amsterdam - Gregory Alan Isakov
Boats and Birds - Gregory and the Hawk
Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
You Remind Me of You - Jack Johnson
We Don’t Eat - James Vincent McMorrow
Don’t Stop the Music - Jamie Cullum
Moon Song ft. Ezra Koenig - Karen O
When You Were Young - The Killers
In My Room - The Last Shadow Puppets
What About Today (Acoustic) - Lewis Watson
Sun Hands - Local Natives
Mt. Washington - Local Natives
Slow It Down (Live Acoustic) - The Lumineers
Young Girl Blues - Marianne Faithfull
Winter - Matt Corby
A Girl Like You - Miles Kane
Dramamine - Modest Mouse
Anyone Else But You - The Moldy Peaches
Wires - The Neighbourhood
Harlem - New Politics
Lettre à P… - Paris Combo
Noisy Sunday - Patrick Watson
Light of Day - The Silent Comedy
Passion Pit - Sleepy Head
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
Under Cover of Darkness - The Strokes
Last Nite - The Strokes
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
If You Wanna (Acoustic) - The Vaccines
Ya Hey - Vampire Weekend
Horchata - Vampire Weekend
Add It Up - Violent Femmes
Island in the Sun - Weezer
Crystallized - Young the Giant
VooDoo Doll (Live) - 5 Seconds of Summer
Woman - The 1975
Antichrist - The 1975
i think freckles, stretch marks, tattoos, bruises, birthmarks and scars are probably the coolest thing, you started with almost a blank canvas and look at u now, all this evidence that you’ve lived and the sun has shone on you and you’ve grown and maybe tripped up a few times and liked an image so much u made it a permanent part of u, beautiful.
Recently, your mother and I were searching for an answer on Google. Halfway through entering the question, Google returned a list of the most popular searches in the world. Perched at the top of the list was “How to keep him interested.”
It startled me. I scanned several of the countless articles about how to be sexy and sexual, when to bring him a beer versus a sandwich, and the ways to make him feel smart and superior.
And I got angry.
Little One, it is not, has never been, and never will be your job to “keep him interested.”
Little One, your only task is to know deeply in your soul—in that unshakeable place that isn’t rattled by rejection and loss and ego—that you are worthy of interest. (If you can remember that everyone else is worthy of interest also, the battle of your life will be mostly won. But that is a letter for another day.)
If you can trust your worth in this way, you will be attractive in the most important sense of the word: you will attract a boy who is both capable of interest and who wants to spend his one life investing all of his interest in you.
Little One, I want to tell you about the boy who doesn’t need to be kept interested, because he knows you are interesting:
I don’t care if he puts his elbows on the dinner table—as long as he puts his eyes on the way your nose scrunches when you smile. And then can’t stop looking.
I don’t care if he can’t play a bit of golf with me—as long as he can play with the children you give him and revel in all the glorious and frustrating ways they are just like you.
I don’t care if he doesn’t follow his wallet—as long as he follows his heart and it always leads him back to you.
I don’t care if he is strong—as long as he gives you the space to exercise the strength that is in your heart.
I couldn’t care less how he votes—as long as he wakes up every morning and daily elects you to a place of honor in your home and a place of reverence in his heart.
I don’t care about the color of his skin—as long as he paints the canvas of your lives with brushstrokes of patience, and sacrifice, and vulnerability, and tenderness.
I don’t care if he was raised in this religion or that religion or no religion—as long as he was raised to value the sacred and to know every moment of life, and every moment of life with you, is deeply sacred.
In the end, Little One, if you stumble across a man like that and he and I have nothing else in common, we will have the most important thing in common:
Because in the end, Little One, the only thing you should have to do to “keep him interested” is to be you.
Your eternally interested guy,
This post is, of course, dedicated to my daughter, my Cutie-Pie. But I also want to dedicate it beyond her.
I wrote it for my wife, who has courageously held on to her sense of worth and has always held me accountable to being that kind of “boy.”
I wrote it for every grown woman I have met inside and outside of my therapy office—the women who have never known this voice of a Daddy.
And I wrote it for the generation of boys-becoming-men who need to be reminded of what is really important—my little girl finding a loving, lifelong companion is dependent upon at least one of you figuring this out. I’m praying for you.
— Dr. Kelly Flanagan
Happy International Women’s Day
Alexa Chung - 2012
Not all all! I Snapchat a ton of people from Tumblr and Twitter, haha! x
because people are still asking that question
because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions
because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal
because of this:
because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)
because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc
because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult
because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky
because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape
because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations
because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive
because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’
because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product
because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end
because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.
because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies
because how can you not be