kelly // eighteen. i am in progress and always will be. i believe in life, in hope, in art, and in love. i am a potential, and i am unraveling. i am only another bundle of flesh and bones just fighting for some room to breathe; and i hope that is enough for now.
photography. writing. design. film. music. creation. exploration. innovation. determination. discovery. passion. adventure. curious. idealist. restless. inspired.


Adam Arkapaw shooting True Detective on 35mm film with Panavision Cameras and PVintage lenses. 


you want a man with a strong jawline so you have a sturdy place to sit

(via express-inspire)

"But I guess ultimately what scares me about marriage is where do you find this person? You know a lot of times, most successful relationships, people meet through work, school, mutual friends. But what’s most interesting to me is when people just meet in life, just randomly. You know, I have a friend, he got married, I asked him like “Hey, uh, where’d you meet your wife?” He was like “I was leaving Bed, Bath & Beyond. I was looking for my car - I drive a gray Prius. I saw a different gray Prius, I thought it was mine, I walked up to it, I realized I had the wrong car, but I bumped into Carol, we started talking, that was that”. That’s unbelievable. Think about all the random factors that had to come together to make this one moment possible - this one moment that changed these two people’s entire lives: First off, this guy has to live in this particular town. Then he has to get a gray Prius. Then he has to need to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Then he has to go to that particular Bed, Bath & Beyond. Then there has to be another guy who also lives in town, also drives a gray Prius, also needs to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond, also goes to that particular Bed, Bath & Beyond at around the same time. Then they have to both park somewhat near each other, my friend has to leave before the other guy leaves, see the wrong Prius, think it’s his, walk up to it. Then the woman, Carol, needs to be near the wrong gray Prius for a million other random reasons. They bump into each other, they start talking, their entire lives are changed. That’s the most amazing and terrifying thing about life. It is, cause the amazing thing is that at any moment, any one of us can have that moment that totally changes our lives. You could be leaving the show tonight, bump into someone… it could change your life. You don’t know, that could happen. The terrifying thing is… what if we’re all supposed to be at Bed Bath & Beyond right now?"
Aziz Ansari, Buried Alive (via psych-facts)

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Saw this thing again last night. it filled up fast! I love seeing people’s ambitions #vsco #UTstartsnow #ut18  (at The University of Texas at Austin)


So you have chosen aloneness. You have chosen the security and the relative freedom of solitude, because there is no risk involved. You can stay up every night and watch your TV shows and eat ice cream out of the box and scroll through your Tumblr and never let your brain sit still, not even for a moment. You can fill your days up with books and coffees and trips to the store where you forget what you wanted the second you walk in the automatic sliding door. You can do so many little, pointless things throughout the day that all you can think of is how badly you want to sleep, how heavy your whole body is, how much your feet hurt. You can wear yourself out again and again on the pavement, and you do, and it feels good.

No one will ever bridge that gap and point to your stomach or your hair or your eyes in the mirror and magically make you see the wonderful things about getting to be next to you. And maybe that’s it, after all, this fear that no one will ever truly feel about you the way you want to be felt about. Maybe what you want is someone to make you love yourself, to put sense into all that positive rhetoric, to make it so the aloneness of TV and blasting music in your ears at all times isn’t the most happy place you can think of. Maybe you want someone who makes you so sure of how wonderful things are that you cannot help but to tell them your feelings first, even at the risk of being humiliated. Because you will know that, when you’re telling them you love them, what you’re really saying is “I love who I become when I am with you.

For When You Think That No One Will Love You (Chelsea Fagan)

(Source: wordsthat-speak, via wordsthat-speak)

"Someone doesn’t like you? Fuck it. Having a bad day? Fuck it. Didn’t get that job, or that grade, or that promotion you wanted? Fuck it. Fighting with your lover? Fuck it. Feel fat today? Fuck it. Losing control of everything and everyone? Fuck it. What matters now won’t matter soon; the truly important thing is that you are alive, and that you have the capacity to do absolutely anything with this beautiful, crazy coincidence of being on this earth. Just stick your middle fingers in the air and think, ‘Damn, I have it good.’"
Gerard Way (via wordsthat-speak)

(via wordsthat-speak)

"It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days…Lightly, lightly—it’s the best advice ever given me. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling."
Aldous Huxley (via wordsthat-speak)

(via wordsthat-speak)

"I wanted to be a leaf,
because, see -
I feared being rooted
to people and places,
and see-
I was terrified of standing up
to howling winds,
and running away from storms
seemed pretty poetic.
But really -
wholeness scared me.
Now I know -
that it takes strength
to stay rooted in place
during a hurricane.
And I know-
that there is beauty
in standing still,
as the world changes,
in bending to the winds,
but never breaking,
in learning to love the rain
as much as the sun,
and being able to weather winters,
and face storms.
I now know-
that there is beauty
in being whole.
m.v., It took one hell of a storm.
(via findingwordsforthoughts)



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