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


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)

Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Don Miguel Ruiz (via subtledisharmony)

I’m finding that I’m feeling restless, not in the sense that I’m unhappy with my life and the direction I’m taking it, more in that I want things to move along faster. I want the GREs to be done, application to grad school submitted, and for the next stage to start falling into place.

I love my city, my friends, the familiarity of it all. I love how comfortable and welcome I feel, how I can always find someone to talk to and have new adventures with right here. I also love how easy those same things have been to find on my travels, which has been a huge factor in opening me up to thoughts and plans on leaving Buffalo.