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

 

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)

Make more promises
and don’t let fear keep you from
always keeping them.

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.

Sometimes when you meet someone, there’s a click. I don’t believe in love at first sight but I believe in that click.

Ann Aguirre, Blue Diablo (via sexual-feelings)

This is true for friends too.

(via fingersteeples)

(Source: simply-quotes)

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Anaïs Nin (via observando)

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

Mother Teresa (via observando)

You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.

Bob Marley (via observando)

opalellipsis:

electricr0se:

I can’t wait to move in with someone and cook for them and own dogs and watch movies and have a live-in-best-friend who I get to bang

Cats.

Cats and dogs.

You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you’re not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn’t a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.

Anaïs Nin (via observando)