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Did you know, you can quit your job, you can leave university? You aren’t legally required to have a degree, it’s a social pressure and expectation, not the law, and no one is holding a gun to your head. You can sell your house, you can give up your apartment, you can even sell your vehicle, and your things that are mostly unnecessary. You can see the world on a minimum wage salary, despite the persisting myth, you do not need a high paying job. You can leave your friends (if they’re true friends they’ll forgive you, and you’ll still be friends) and make new ones on the road. You can leave your family. You can depart from your hometown, your country, your culture, and everything you know. You can sacrifice. You can give up your $5.00 a cup morning coffee, you can give up air conditioning, frequent consumption of new products. You can give up eating out at restaurants and prepare affordable meals at home, and eat the leftovers too, instead of throwing them away. You can give up cable TV, Internet even. This list is endless. You can sacrifice climbing up in the hierarchy of careers. You can buck tradition and others’ expectations of you. You can triumph over your fears, by conquering your mind. You can take risks. And most of all, you can travel. You just don’t want it enough. You want a degree or a well-paying job or to stay in your comfort zone more. This is fine, if it’s what your heart desires most, but please don’t envy me and tell me you can’t travel. You’re not in a famine, in a desert, in a third world country, with five malnourished children to feed. You probably live in a first world country. You have a roof over your head, and food on your plate. You probably own luxuries like a cellphone and a computer. You can afford the $3.00 a night guest houses of India, the $0.10 fresh baked breakfasts of Morocco, because if you can afford to live in a first world country, you can certainly afford to travel in third world countries, you can probably even afford to travel in a first world country. So please say to me, “I want to travel, but other things are more important to me and I’m putting them first”, not, “I’m dying to travel, but I can’t”, because I have yet to have someone say they can’t, who truly can’t. You can, however, only live once, and for me, the enrichment of the soul that comes from seeing the world is worth more than a degree that could bring me in a bigger paycheck, or material wealth, or pleasing society. Of course, you must choose for yourself, follow your heart’s truest desires, but know that you can travel, you’re only making excuses for why you can’t. And if it makes any difference, I have never met anyone who has quit their job, left school, given up their life at home, to see the world, and regretted it. None. Only people who have grown old and regretted never traveling, who have regretted focusing too much on money and superficial success, who have realized too late that there is so much more to living than this.

Wunderkammer: Did You Know
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She feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS.

Henry James
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  • AnonymousI miss you. I hope you are doing well :)
  • I miss you too.

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  • Where have these comments been coming from - as in, does Tumblr no longer notify you when something comes in your inbox?

    But no, you. xx

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Lunch

Sometimes I bring lunch to work.
Sometimes I eat out.
Sometimes I make a sandwich.

Today, I did them all.

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Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.

Like not once did she say “I want a prince to come and rescue me from my situation.”

She just wanted to look cute and turn the fuck up at the party.

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John Legend - You & I (Nobody in the World)

Out of all the girls
You my one and only girl
Ain’t nobody in the world tonight

All of the stars, you make them shine like they were ours
Ain’t nobody in the world but you and I
You and I
Ain’t nobody in the world but you and I

Beautiful message.

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holy shit

I randomly checked my horoscope for today - not a regular occurrence, and no, I don’t really believe it - but it was so intensely spot on.

What could have ended at today got creepier when I quickly scrolled back to yesterday and saw that it was spot on. The day before that, spot on; 3 days ago - spot on. Each day tailored to what I was feeling a few days ago; each day providing advice, guidance, on how to approach an issue; why I shouldn’t give up, why I might want to.

It was scary because it saw right through me, my shallow tendencies.

Don’t you deserve the time to see it through?

I don’t understand how this makes sense. Did the universe really get me this week? Or are all the other Virgos out there on the same exact emotional trajectory as me? Gross. And tragic.

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