For the first time since starting my antidepressants, i’ve actually just found myself getting tired for the first time!! They’ve been keeping me awake and struggling to sleep since around day 3 and it’s day 13 now I think..?
It’s only 8:30pm, so i’m going to ride it out until about 10:30 then climb into bed so I can be up early for my first day of work tomorrow!!
I have a job for the next 2 weeks, changing computer systems, filing and doing all of the boring paperwork stuff. Hopefully my concentration will start to come back and earn me some money because my bank account does not look good sitting at -£670!
Look how cute my house is for next year! It’s so flippin’ pretty I wanna cry!
We were really worried as we signed the contract before seeing the new refurb, but its wonderful.
They’re just sorting finishing touches and then on 1st September I get to collect my keys! wowow. I cant wait to move back out.
Literally feel like the luckiest person in the world, yet my stomach is turning and I’m terrified.
Last month I went to Ayia Napa, Cyprus with my flat girls, next month i’m going to Greece with my family, in November i’ve got a city break in Madrid with my Uni friends. So many holidays and I absolutely adore it.
Then, in Semester 2 of my 2nd year at Uni, I possibly have the chance to study abroad. I’ll get to spend End of Jan - End of June 2014 studying Art and Design at the Universidade do Porto, Portugal. I’m so so nervous and I haven’t even submitted my application yet. It’ll be the biggest thing i’ve ever done!! My 21st birthday, 5 whole months and over 900 miles away from all of my family and friends. I’m so conflicted to whether its for me or not :(
In all honesty, even I would act like a child.
OK that’s legit incredible.
U know how in winter it gets so cold and u think u will never be hot again and in summer it gets so hot u think u will never be cold again I think that is how it is with ur feelings like when u r sad u think u will never be happy and when u r happy u think u will never be sad. But u will be hot again and u will be cold again and u will be sad again but most of all u will be happy again
Is this a real thing? I would actually watch the hell out of this.
I’m so so so mad that I’ve got the most ridiculous side effects from these meds. I’ve gone from getting 8-10 hours a night and naps throughout the day to 4-5 hours a night with no naps. I can’t get to sleep and I wake up super early.
It’s like I can’t just find a happy balance with it!!
It’s given me time to wake up and eat a healthy breakfast though, i’m going to try and workout later if I feel up to it too. I go back to Uni in 5-6 weeks and want to look my best!
My aim for the end of summer is to be able to feel as good about myself as I did at the beginning of this year.
i don’t understand why people don’t instantly respond to “what would your dream superpower be” with the ability to manipulate probability.
think about it. what’s the chance someone will drop 1mil in front of me? 0%? let’s make that 100%. what’s the probability i’ll wake up tomorrow and be X gender? 100%. what’s the probability my bathtub is filled with mac and cheese? 100%.
as a casino employee I can confirm this would be terrifying as fuck
christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”
"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"
u know what is weird? if u had a tiny one-inch tall man living in your nostrils
that would be weird as fuck, i was thinking about that yesterday
This is the picture that’s made me decide that I need to keep losing weight.
That’s me, smack bang in the middle with a whacking great double chin. I mean, nobody looks good in club photographs (apart from my friends!!) but this literally doesn’t look like me anymore.
I’m disappointed in myself for letting myself slide.
I’m still ~ 215lbs. Approx 45lbs lighter than my highest weight, but I could be so so close to my goal!
So here we go. The marker of my new journey!
"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
We are loving these so much. SO MUCH!!!