1. I’m turning 24 this week, and while it’s supposed to be a time of young debauchery! personal exploration! making mistakes! or whatever society or GIRLS thinks you’re supposed to be doing in your mid-twenties, I feel like 24 going on 40 and wonder why I’m not accomplished enough, settled enough, or loved enough. And although I’m an annoyingly positive person, it does take a mental toll on me sometimes.

    Then out of the blue, the universe throws out little nuggets of love like this one, and I’m reminded of how I’m surrounded by strong, unconditionally caring, beautiful people who I admire for their hard work ethic and upstanding lives. I am such a lucky girl.

     
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  3. Ended up buying this album this morning after having this song echo in my head for the past few nights. Never really gave this band a fair shot, but I’m glad this album exists.

     

  4. "She had an overwhelming desire to tell him, like the most banal of women, Don’t let me go, hold me tight, make me your plaything, your slave, be strong! But they were words she could not say.

    The only thing she said when he released her from his embrace was, ‘You don’t know how happy I am to be with you.’ That was the most her reserved nature allowed her to express.”

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

     

  5. Hendry’s happiness.

     
  6. I don’t want the easy way, I just want you.

    Got to see this lady December 2011, and she was just so. so. so amazing. Complete silence while she sang Gravity, and I got a little teary eyed. Hopefully I’ll be able to see her in LA again soon. 

     
     
  7. Clearly, I’m bringin’ sexy back✌

     

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    The road to recovery’s been paved with the most wonderful friends a gal can ask for, a busy busy busy schedule, and new opportunities. A welcome, beautiful change.

    (Source: elizabethmercer.com)

     

  9. Pretty fond of that honor system, myself.

     

  10. If you think LA’s all spray tans and fake boobs… You’re so very wrong.

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  11. Kicked off the year feeling beautifully happy, with the loveliest of people, on a rooftop downtown in a city I love.
    2013, I am ready for you. 

     
  12. There was also pumpkin pie, not pictured because I got a little excited and basically inhaled it. My friends are kinda awesome. Especially when they include my mama into all the love.

     
  13. It’s a Florence kinda night.

     
     

  14. Got to visit my little bro today! One week since he’s moved out, hopefully we’ll get used it. And by ‘used to it’ I mean get used to taking out the trash myself.

    My mother is beautiful.

     
  15. "Life is too short not to be with the person you wanna be with"