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topo-designs:

Topo Designs gear on the road with @ariana_babcock and @cameracaleb

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I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm.
Lee Krasner (via theuniversityredhead)

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I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings.
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I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.
Maya Angelou  (via mercurieux)

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peonyandbee:

smart-gardener:

So true!

Who else is “dirt tired” after spending the weekend in the garden?

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Most adult children of toxic parents grow up feeling tremendous confusion about what love means and how it’s supposed to feel. Their parents did extremely unloving things to them in the name of love. They came to understand love as something chaotic, dramatic, confusing, and often painful—something they had to give up their own dreams and desires for. Obviously, that’s not what love is all about.


Loving behavior doesn’t grind you down, keep you off balance, or create feelings of self-hatred. Love doesn’t hurt, it feels good. Loving behavior nourishes your emotional well-being. When someone is being loving to you, you feel accepted, cared for, valued, and respected. Genuine love creates feelings of warmth, pleasure, safety, stability, and inner peace.

Susan Forward, Toxic Parents, p381 (via mxnotmrdarcy)

This also applies to survivors of abusive relationships.

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So real

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So relevant…

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i both really needed to read this and really didn’t need to read this.

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I started reading this the other day. It’s like a fucking manual to my life.

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Jack Davison

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toddroeth:

Jesse, Hylo, and the whippoorwill wake up call.

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sierrasurfer:

Granite top kitchen with Gray Thompson | Photo: Eric Messier

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