Do All Things With Love ✈

Nikki. I like planes, magic, elephants, and music.

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list"ϟ Susan Sontag
Au Canada. State signs are one of my favorites about road trips. 💙#thelorens  (at Mississauga, Ontario)

Au Canada. State signs are one of my favorites about road trips. 💙#thelorens (at Mississauga, Ontario)

1. Make a playlist of all your favorite songs, old ones you may have totally forgotten about from middle school or ones that bring back good memories.

2. Take a walk outside. I find I only start to feel worse and wallow if I let myself melt into my bed and engage in the bad feelings.

3. Organize your drawers or closet. It feels good to be productive when you feel like a worthless idiot on the inside. You can look at your clean clothes and feel like a human again.

4. Eat something decadent. Make an ice cream sundae or smores. They’re not just for camping!

5. Go through your phone and delete anyone you no longer talk to or anyone who sucks and makes your life worse.

6. Draw. I have a stack of paper and some colored pencils for just such an occasion. It’s relaxing and fun and won’t stress you out.

7. Call your best friend. No one talks on the phone anymore. I hate it. Let’s all talk in voices!

8. Get some sparkly temporary tattoos and give yourself the weirdest tramp stamp ever. Or decorate your whole arm. Whatever. You know you loved it as a kid.

9. Re-read your favorite book. Highlight the passages that make you love it so much so you’ll never forget them.

10. Start watching “The Wire” or “Arrested Development,” whichever is more your speed at the moment. Indulge in some quality programming to remind yourself life is worth living and people still make good stuff.

11. Read everything you can find about your favorite sports team. If you’re not already, become an expert on the team’s history, statistics and players. It’ll take your mind off you for a while.

12. Go volunteer with animals in some way. Being around cuties and fluffies will brighten your mood, and so will helping those in need.

13. Write someone else a really nice email. Just an out-of-the-blue “thanks for being so great!” email. Why not?

14. Do some yoga poses. You can look them up online if you don’t know any. Try holding them and breathing slowly.

15. Go on Youtube and watch all the “fail” videos you can find. Be grateful you are not that person. Being you isn’t so bad!

16. Light some candles, turn off the lights and meditate for as long as you can hold it.

17. Or do the same and touch yourself. Have a little solo romance, among candles. Are you trying to seduce you?

18. Look up some family genealogy stuff on the internet. Did you know your great-great-great uncle owned a department store in Russia? Now you do! And hey, your ancestors probably had it a lot worse. Since you know, no plumbing and iPhones and stuff.

19. Futz around with your hair. Add some color or see what it would look like curly or in a beehive.

20. Do your make up. Make it look crazy or much thicker than you’d normally wear it. What would you look like as Amy Winehouse or Ke$ha? You’re in the comfort of your own home. Why not see?

21. Eat fruit. Fruit has sugars that can lift your mood. Go for the pineapple and blueberries. Or make yourself a smoothie.

22. If you have a journal, go back and read old entries. Remember all that stuff you cared about a year ago that now doesn’t matter?

23. Smile. Even if you don’t feel like it, sometimes moving the muscles in our face activates chemicals in our brains to lift our moods. Smiling when you don’t want to can actually help you feel better.

 Karen Noble, 23 Ways To Feel Better Instantly (via feellng)

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“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”

– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via rabbitinthemoon)

This book is my everything 💙

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Three photos taken in the same place, different times of the year.

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1. Travel to Beijing. To Dubai. To Ukraine, to Lord Howe Island in Australia, to Belize, Vietnam. Travel to the cities were the air tastes of stars and humanity. Travel alone. You’ll meet people you’ve read about in books, the ones who say things like “oceans are God’s palms and you are his savior”.

2. Read poetry. Read sonnets, vignettes, haiku’s, limericks, free-verse. Rip out your favorite pages and hide them places. Put Shakespeare in the metro. Charles Bukowski confessions in church corridors. Anne Sexton in your mothers purse.

3. Do drugs. Smoke joints and eat acid and drink tea spiced with mushrooms. Write stories about dyed-red lizards and pastel oceans. Paint your liver, your lungs, your tongue. Listen to music and then realize how silence is the loudest sound of all.

– poems from my uncle’s grave  - irynka (via perfect)

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“You are made up of so many things. Like broken promises and hurtful comebacks. The pages from books you read last night and the ones in the books you’ll read tomorrow. Of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen and iron. Those shots of vodka and packs of cigarettes. You are made up of sadness, happiness, anxiety and bliss accompanied by love and indifference. A pair of lungs, a single heart, and 206 bones to say the least. Of balance and chaos; black and white and a hell of a lot of gray. You are made up of veins and scars in which no one can tell the difference between. Of every person you’ve ever met, whether good or bad. You are made up of the sounds that scare you and the ones that bring you comfort. Of trials and errors; however many that may be. You are made up of every language there ever was, and even those that have never been spoken. And stolen kisses and regrettable one night stands, along with the names of lovers that leave a bitter taste on your tongue. Of tattered bridges, villages living in ruins, and prospering cities. You are made of text book knowledge and real world experience as well as words of wisdom from your mom and dad. Your every right and wrong. Of clichés from films with happy endings and ones with twisted plots; the unexpectedness of it all. You are made of so many things. Of both construction and destruction and everything in between.”

– There’s nothing more beautiful. x (via quite-destructive)

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Hungary, 1980, Guy Le Querrec

Hungary, 1980, Guy Le Querrec

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i took this in verona the morning after the arctic monkeys concert and everything was silent and still and i remember thinking that i would have given anything for the world to stay this way 

i took this in verona the morning after the arctic monkeys concert and everything was silent and still and i remember thinking that i would have given anything for the world to stay this way 

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van-life:

Model: 1978 VW Westfalia
Location: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (2014)
Photo: www.thebrownbus.com

van-life:

Model: 1978 VW Westfalia

Location: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (2014)

Photo: www.thebrownbus.com

One of those fuck it moments

One of those fuck it moments

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“We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another, and no sunrise finds us where left by sunset. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of that tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind to be scattered.”

– Khalil Gibran, The Prophet (via introspectivepoet)

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