Post Grad Problems

That blurry part of life following graduation

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You don’t have to be pretty. you don’t owe prettiness to any one. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay of occupying a space marked “female”.
Diana Vreeland

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Songs and smells will bring you back to a moment in time more than anything else. It’s amazing how much can be conjured with a few notes of a song or a solitary whiff of a room. A song you didn’t even pay attention to at the time, a place that you didn’t even know had a particular smell.
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed (via simply-quotes)

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Step 323: You can’t love something you need


If you need someone — how they make you feel, what they do for you, how they keep you whole — then you don’t actually love them, you just love the role they play in your life. The further you can push away from that need, the closer you’ll get to loving the human.

(This is an idea from Joko Beck’s Everyday Zen, which I *highly highly highly* recommend for anxious and/or ADD types, but this is true for everyone.)

Do you really love someone, or what they are to your life? Via adulting

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