“When I was eight, I was confused about being called ‘bossy’ because I wanted to direct the plays that we would put on for our parents. But the boys were not. When at 14, I started to be sexualized by certain elements of the media. When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams because they didn’t want to appear ‘muscle-y.’ When at 18, my males friends were unable to express their feelings; I decided that I was a feminist.”
I am trying to see things in perspective. My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter chocolate chip bagel. I know she cannot have this, because chocolate makes dogs very sick. My dog does not understand this. She pouts and wraps herself around my leg like a scarf and purrs and tries to convince me to give her just a tiny bit. When I do not give in, she eventually gives up and lays in the corner, under the piano, drooping and sad. I hope the universe has my best interest in mind like I have my dog’s. When I want something with my whole being, and the universe withholds it from me, I hope the universe thinks to herself: "Silly girl. She thinks this is what she wants, but she does not understand how it will hurt.
— THEORIES ABOUT THE UNIVERSE by Blythe Baird (via shroomfairy)
This morning, when bad dreams that feel more like flashbacks left me curled up sobbing in your bed, you were silent for a long time before asking me to talk about it. When I finally found the words, you asked me not to finish telling the story because you understood. Once I was wrapped up in your arms, you whispered into my hair that everything will be okay now, that I’m safe, that I’m right where I should be. We argue about silly things, but you make me smile every day and I never feel unsafe with you, which is all I could ever ask for.
Date someone who would rather watch your favorite movie with you then go to a party on Friday night. Date someone who will share their food with you even though you said you didn’t want any. Date someone who will warm your hands in the winter and kiss your pink nose. Date someone who will text you they love you at 2am and at 9pm. Date someone who will let you change the station in the car when they’re driving. Date someone who can make you smile when you would rather die. Date someone who makes your insides feel like you’ve just downed a bottle of vodka. Date someone who makes you better.
julia, jules, bules, julesbaby, jg, julia grace, babygirl - twenty, california - cal poly SLO - history major - musician - reader - KKG, eta rho - lover of sweaters, baking, foxes, freckles, tea, good music, novels, puns, wordgames, sudoku, good pens, chocolate, food, smiles, socks, argyle, boots, scarves, doctor who, sunshine, christmas, hiking, love letters, kittens, and jackets. i'm so happy that i amma <3