I think a huge part of growing up isn’t about moving out of your family’s home or an accumulation of past experiences or getting a ‘real’ job or finding the one. All of those things are testaments of something else, something much more essential to growing up. It’s the idea of doing things for yourself, not to please mom or dad or anyone else in your life. It’s about being okay with how you live your life, what job you have, what dreams you pronounce to want to achieve. That is not to say that you are content with mediocrity and not willing for things to change or admit mistakes you’ve made. But not having to regret making choices your whole life based on what others expected out of you. That’s what maturity is folks, making choices FOR yourself and BY yourself.
Where I want to be:
Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork
3 reasons why Copenhagen is the world leader in urban sustainability
The buzz from Copenhagen is all about its new ‘superhighway’ for bikes. The real secret to its pioneering urban design, though, is that it puts people first on all its streets.
Reblogged from telegramsfromlastcentury
February 16th, 1937: Howard Hughes sends this telegram to Katharine Hepburn, by way of her secretary Emily Perkins and using the pseudonym “Dan” to not attract attention. Hughes used various pet names for himself and Hepburn in telegrams he sent her, including “Little Gee Whiz,” “Boss,” and “Conkshell.” Hughes’ and Hepburn’s relationship was shown in the Martin Scorsese film The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett (her Oscar winning role) respectively.
MY NEW FAVE TUMBLR!!!!
It has been far far tooo long since my last post. So here I am back, back to my old ways of posting “feminist” talk, places I would rather be at, and detailed photos. My gift to you tonight (as my friend shared this with me weeks ago) is this:
No one should tolerate being called irrational, emotional, crazy and not being able to take a joke just because they reacted to someone else’s inconsiderate actions and words. No, I am not angry because I am a woman, I am angry because you are a dick.
"the act of gaslighting does not simply affect women who are not quite sure of themselves. Even vocal, confident, assertive women are vulnerable to gaslighting.
Because women bare the brunt of our neurosis. It is much easier for us to place our emotional burdens on the shoulders of our wives, our female friends, our girlfriends, our female employees, our female colleagues, than for us to impose them on the shoulders of men.
It’s a whole lot easier to emotionally manipulate someone who has been conditioned by our society to accept it. We continue to burden women because they don’t refuse our burdens as easily. It’s the ultimate cowardice.”