5 Things You Learn When Life Doesn’t Turn Out The Way You Wanted

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We often grow up with an idea of what our life will look like when we are at a certain age, more often than not, it is a realistic image, and more often than not, life doesn’t necessarily mirror the image we had for it. At that moment, we can feel inadequate, we can feel like a failure and we can feel that we failed to create the life we want or deserve, but if we take a closer look sometimes the magic is in the journey rather than the destination, it is in the lessons we learn along the way and the changes we have to go through to become the best versions of ourselves.

My life didn’t turn out to be anything like I imagined, in fact the image I had for my life doesn’t even come close to what it is now, and even though I do…

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15 Reasons All Grown Women Should Wear Pigtails

#pigtailtuesdays #itstherule

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img_20141025_1204341. Pigtails are the most effective antidote to the greasy hair conundrum. Rather than shower as soon as you enter dreadlock territory, you can just tie your hair into two cute ponies and let them drape down your shoulders. Trust a seasoned pigtailer that you won’t feel at all dirty.

2. With a dead center part and two braids, you’ll look very “Native American”—an awesome, unexpected change in styling pace from your existing go-to ‘dos.

3. With pigtail braids wrapped around the crown of her head, you’ll look very “prairie.” Another charming style to add to the rotation.

4. All it takes to stretch the no hair washing yet another day is the addition of a cool headband.

5. Freed from the burden of frequent self cleaning, you’ll marvel at the vast stretches of time saved.

6. The hours no longer spent grooming will leave you room to sleep later…

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9 Notes For My Future Daughter

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1. Loyalty is everything. Only give it to those that have earned it.

2. Unfortunately love, like alcohol, is a mother. Men and boys alike will swear love to you, not even to get in your pants, but to keep you waiting in the wings while they run around and chase their newest fascination. They know you are the girl they could take home, but they’re not going home at 22. You are my daughter and you are greatness and I expect you to never be a doormat at any time in your life.

3. I have worked very hard for someone who is 21. I hope I have given you an easier life like your grandfather tried his best to give me.

4. If you need something or even if you’ve made a small mistake while away at school, call me immediately. I can’t promise not to yell, but…

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14 Brilliant Quotes About Porn That Will Give Your Brain An Orgasm

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1. “…What pornography is really about, ultimately, isn’t sex but death.”

– Susan Sontag, “The Pornographic Imagination”

2. “It is difficult to describe how it feels to gaze at living human beings whom you’ve seen perform in hard-core porn. To shake the hand of a man whose precise erectile size, angle, and vasculature are known to you…To have seen these strangers’ faces in orgasm—that most unguarded and purely neural of expressions, the one so vulnerable that for centuries you basically had to marry a person to get to see it.”

– David Foster Wallace, “Big Red Son”

3. “In a sense, pornography is the most political form of fiction, dealing with how we use and exploit each other, in the most urgent and ruthless way.”

– J.G. Ballard, introduction to Crash

4. “In a world grown paralyzed with introspection and constipated by delicate mental meals this brutal exposure of the…

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I Love You Like Unicorns And Ice Cream

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I love you like unicorns and ice cream. Hard to explain. Harder to believe. The possibilities are endless. In this vast universe and out of the millions, I met you. Love was never easy but to love someone like you is not impossible.

I love you like unicorns, unique in a very special way. You are who you are. In every way, I feel honored and blessed to have you.

I love you like ice cream, a frozen dessert made of cream and whatever ingredient that adds to its flavor. It can be strawberry, mango, chocolate, watermelon, rocky road, cookies and cream or maybe even bacon. It can be eaten in a cup or in a cone or with pancakes or with cookies. But it’s not ice cream without the ice. You are the ice. No matter what life brings me, having you makes life more interesting.

I love you…

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6 Extremely Wise Lessons About People And Life We Can All Learn From Atticus Finch

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1. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

Before judging a person, try to remind yourself that everyone has a story. Some stories you might be able to relate to, others are impossible for your mind to grasp. The truth is that you are not expected to agree or understand the circumstances of everyone you meet, but you should at least try to see things from their perspective. The moment you judge a person you are categorizing yourself as superior, thus you have closed off all possibilities for a sincere dialogue to take place. I know from experience that it is hard to stop the habit of judging others because it is something that we have been trained to do, but that does not mean that it is okay or…

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21 Signs Your Relationship Is Making You A Better Person

❤ This #truestory

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1. Since you can’t imagine being with anyone else, there’s honestly no one’s life you’d rather live, so envy starts to seem like a foreign emotion.

2. You find yourself making more and more tiny compromises—about which type of movie to watch, or what time to eat dinner—without feeling at all bitter.

3. In fact, you nearly leap at the chance to accommodate your partner’s needs whenever possible.

4.Your main need might just be to meet their needs. And why not? You’ve spent enough years focused entirely on number one.

5. More than ever, you now understand the secret upside to selfless behavior: When one person’s happiness is so infectious that it becomes yours, everyone wins no matter what.

6. You wake up every morning feeling genuinely lucky to have met someone you get to love so damn much.

7. Overwhelmed by gratitude, you catch yourself saying “thank you”…

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