When a financial institution asks me my “mother’s maiden name” as a security question. Because it’s assumed that I have at least one and no more than one mother in my life AND that she married AND that she gave up her own name AND that that part of her identity was erased enough from my public history so as to be a password to access my private information.

the saddest part is, i can actually use my mother’s maiden name and feel reasonably comfortable that it is a ‘secure question’ 

“i quit smoking in a day and
i terrified her.
i asked her why.

she said:
because. a person that
can quit smoking in a day,
can leave behind anything
and not look back.

what she meant was,
i could leave behind

- “habits”, hafsa atique


"be stubborn about your goals but flexible about your methods." the best advice I’ve ever received.

Build a ship before you burn a bridge.
Anonymous (via psych-facts)


no emoji in the world can replace the depth of :/


It’s important to make friendships that are deeper than gossiping and drinking and smoking and going out.

Make friends who you can go get breakfast with, make friends you can cry with, make friends who support your life goals and believe in you.

my friends have to do all of the above

except breakfast, only 1 of my friends actually wakes up in time for breakfast (weirdooooo), and i certainly do not


how do people have relationship after relationship like i can’t find a single person to find me remotely attractive for a solid second