I discovered your instagram today and i absolutely love it. Your photos are beautiful and your captions are lovely to read and inspiring. Your photos make me wanting to do stuff and create. And i really like how you actually take your time to answer the questions here on tumblr. I hope you are having a lovely day and your finals went well/are going well. Lots of love xx
Thank you so very much for every one of your wonderfully sweet words. I am so grateful that you find such inspiration — I love instagram for it’s ability to share everyday life and brief thoughts at any given moment, and am thrilled to have you following along.
in the last view days i’ve received multiple inquires regarding gift ideas for the men or women in your life.
seeing as one of my favorite things to do around this time of year is hunt down unique and creative gifts for the people that I love the most, I was wondering if any of you would be interested if I compiled a few ideas and posted them in a format that could be more easily reblogged, shared and saved, as opposed to answering these questions privately, with links.
What do you do when your heart hurts from breaking up with someone? I'm trying to get to know myself better but how do i deal with the moments of sadness and curiosity of if i made the wrong decision.
I think you’re me. Or I’m you. Or we’re both just doing life. Either way, I get you. I get that ache and confusion and feeling that something is gapping wide open.
Unfortunately, there is almost never a foul-proof way to determine if an action we took was right or wrong, particularly when emotions and feelings belonging to ourselves and others are involved.
The one thing you can control however, which you hinted at, is using the process to understand yourself better. That, and giving everything time.
This relationship ended for a reason — try to understand what that is, and in what ways that ended up overriding the potential for heart hurt, particularly when those moments of sadness and curiosity come around. You made a decision, and nothing is bad or wrong about that.
Often times, stages and phases of our lives come to and end when we don’t necessarily want them to, or in ways that we hadn’t hoped for. It’s confusing and hurtful because as humans we can’t predict what is to come, and conflicting because of this as well. We may want to stay with a person, or in a job or in a city, because it’s comfortable or because we do care about them or that place, just not in the same way, but our instincts ask us to move on.
Those instincts, whatever you may choose to call or see them as in your own life, sometimes know us better than we know ourselves. So give them time to play out. And trust yourself. Life is going to flip you upside down but it will always give you an opportunity to find your best fit.
how did you become so successful on tumblr? you have a lovely blog, i'm just wondering how you got noticed by many
This is always an interesting question to respond to.. and I believe I have a little both publicly and privately before.
Here’s the deal though: I don’t necessarily view reblogs and followers on tumblr as a life success. This is not to sound rude; I am truly grateful for the support that myself and others that I know on this site have received through such actions. At the end of the day though, the cliche explanation of simply blogging for yourself will always hold true.
What I do attribute as a life success in regards to tumblr is both the friendships and sweet people I have been able to hold conversations and form relationships with that I may not have been able to otherwise, and the fact that it has been a holding ground and constant flood of creativity, inspiration and resources that has taught me quite a bit about myself and my interests.
I have been intrigued by blogging for quite some time and one day, I truly hope to have a fuller, all original work blog of my own on a platform other than tumblr, but for now, this little blog is just a source of fun and enjoyment, and I love that. That being said, when I start a separate blog, I truly hope that I will always sit down to it simply because I love it; interacting with people, sharing thoughts, ideas and inspiration is what I love.
So that’s what I do on here. I have tried to reach out, stay friendly and positive and express a little of myself through what I post. And if people connect or relate or enjoy that, then that is fantastic.
Find your source of creativity through this site and go with it; use it in a way that benefits you, and it will benefit others.
(Also just stop by and say hi to people every once in a while off of anon… everyone I have ever spoken to on Tumblr is always happy to say hello in return).
“There is no designated time for anything in your life. You don’t have to have your first kiss at any certain time, you don’t have to get married in your 20′s and you don’t have to do anything just because other people think it’s best. In fact, you will be much better off if you just do what your heart says. The day you stop caring what other people think is the day their opinions don’t mean anything, because you’re not there to give them weight.”—10 Things I Wish I Could Have Told Myself 5 Years Ago
Where do you buy your sweaters/cardigans? (Especially the one from your recent post)
You can find the tribal print sweater from my instagram post here (I’m not forever21’s largest fan — but if you look carefully you can occasionally find pieces that are relatively good quality, which can be nice, especially for items that may be more on the side of being a trend that may not last for forever).
Other than that, a vast majority of my sweaters and cardigans are from madewell, free people, anthropologie, and gap. I firmly believe in the value of purchasing fewer, more high quality pieces that will last and work as staples in your wardrobe for most of the things that I buy (but again, I do like to throw a more on-trend piece in here and there, and for those I definitely price down), so I also generally search local or online boutiques or small business for well-made, generally american-made, items that will last years.