Erica. 25.
Love for elephants, crafts, science, quotes, travel.
Growing, changing, adapting.


You ever feel like all the pieces of your life are falling into place?  

Just waiting for something to topple…

Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.

Sharon Salzberg (via observando)

Grad school application: submitted

Transcripts: en route

Recommendations: coming soon

I may know if I got in as soon as Halloween!

Aced the GREs.

Glowing with pride.

On to the next step: completing the applications.

Living in a dream world.

Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.

Unknown (via wethinkwedream)

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I finally scheduled my GRE test….

Goodness me…

September 13. 

Guys, I could use a few uplifting words. Lots going on in my world right now.


I’m having a conversation with one of my friends and I ask him, “What defines you?” and he responded with, “Nothing. A definition excludes the possibility for change.”

This is one of the best responses I’ve ever received to any of my questions.



We asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time….

This guy knows his shit on how to kiss a girl.

He looks so cool

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There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (via observando)