It’s dawning on me that I’m learning essential things in life at this stage, when I should have known them back when it could have helped me. I’ve got this lump in my throat and a boulder in my gut because I think it’s too late.

(Source: iylshowcase)

“Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting, see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk - you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it doesn’t change that some people just don’t fit.”

inkskinned, “My father’s recipe for the man I should marry” (via partygirlmeltdown)

deep

(via serdstse)

(Source: thelovewhisperer)

“The next time you feel you have to defend something about yourself, ask yourself, why am I feeling I must defend this? Be willing to let your heart and wisdom smile upon people, sending them your love and acceptance. Do not feel you must say anything. Be who you are. Do not try to be perfect all the time.”
humansofnewyork:

“Four years until retirement, then I’m going to teach railroad engineering at community college. I’ve already got my lesson plans mapped out.”

humansofnewyork:

“Four years until retirement, then I’m going to teach railroad engineering at community college. I’ve already got my lesson plans mapped out.”

(Source: softwaring)

(Source: braindead)

alreadysaidtoomuch:

perfection

alreadysaidtoomuch:

perfection