when the sleazy man on the bus smirks at you
do not smile back
ignore him and look out of the window.
when the man in the shadow of midnight tells you he
will not hurt you
do not believe him
walk away.
when a man at the party offers you the drink in his hand
do not accept it
say you are capable of getting your own.
when the man at the dressing room
says you need a bigger size
do not take his advice
buy the dress.
when the man at the supermarket
offers you a lift home
do not get in his car
go back inside the supermarket
and get security to walk you out.
when the drunk man on the street
whistles at you
do not take it as a compliment
you are not a dog
keep walking.
when the man with the blue eyes
you just met at the bar
asks you to come back to his apartment
do not accept the offer
you are not a rent for the night.
when the man you have known for 2 years
calls you beautiful at 1am
with dried tears and smudged makeup on your cheeks
do not let him go
marry him.
A little reminder I wrote to every girl out there  (via vipeur)

(via whimisicaleccentric)


1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.

"Don’t compare your journey to somebody else’s. Your journey is not a competition."

"Don’t compare your journey to somebody else’s. Your journey is not a competition."


"Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is nobody youer than you." —Dr. Seuss

"Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is nobody youer than you." —Dr. Seuss


"Please don’t stop being odd in the most wonderous of ways."

"Please don’t stop being odd in the most wonderous of ways."


"What’s the point of living if you don’t at least try to do something sufficiently remarkable?"

"What’s the point of living if you don’t at least try to do something sufficiently remarkable?"


"You sit there in your heartache waiting for a beautiful boy to save you from yourself."

"You sit there in your heartache waiting for a beautiful boy to save you from yourself."


"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could - some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept it. Forget them as soon as possible. Tomorrow is a new day."

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could - some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept it. Forget them as soon as possible. Tomorrow is a new day."


"My thoughts tend to sound better in books I didn’t write and in songs I didn’t sing. Even then sometimes, no piece of literature or song can really explain the way I truly feel."

"My thoughts tend to sound better in books I didn’t write and in songs I didn’t sing. Even then sometimes, no piece of literature or song can really explain the way I truly feel."


"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off."

"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off."