“Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.
Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
Good doctors listen more than they talk.
You can’t fix a burned roux.
Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
Measure twice, cut once.
Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
Kindness is not weakness.
Baking soda is not baking powder.
Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
Appropriate footwear is always key.
You can absolutely be too forgiving.
Real humor punches up, not down.
Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
You can always come home again.
But it won’t be the same.
Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows.”—36 Things I Wish I Figured Out Sooner - Whitney Kimball (via seabelle)
Depression feels like having all these obsticles in your way, and even though you get over one, there seems like an infinite number of them. Some are small, like whether to eat, and others are bigger like leaving the house. And no matter how how many you get over, there is always more. It’s like running the steeplechase but never stopping, always getting more and more tired until you feel like it’s not worth running it anymore.
So instead of packing for the last two days, I have watched the entire first series of ‘My Mad Fat Diary’, and the first season of ‘Orange is the New Black’. Two things:
1) How did I not get onto these shows sooner? They’re amazing! Both in their own rights, MMFD was hitting close to home in some parts, but the amazing writing and truthfulness to the portrayal of Rae’s mental illness was very relatable. OITNB was just hilarious and funny, and also again well written.
2) Totally on the Rae/Finn ship (MMFD) and the Piper/Alex ship (OITNB).
Now, back to packing or starting Series 2 of MMFD? I think we know what I’m going to choose.
Rent sets itself up as a quirky, light tragicomedy with a wacky transvestite, Idina Menzel, a cute gay couple, and a hilariously awkward tango between the ex-boyfriend and current girlfriend of a bisexual performance artist,
The problem with a history of depression and anxiety is that you can never know if you’re “just having one of those weeks” or if you’re sliding back down into those places you swore you’d never go again.
Things I’m looking forward to when I move out by myself in 2 weeks: - not being woken up by anyone else - not being mocked for my movie or tv choices - if I want to sit around in my onesie all day, i shall. - if somethings clean, it stays clean - its all my mess, no-one else is contributing - if I don’t feel like socialising, I can pretend i’m not home - If it’s loud, its because of me, no-one else.