Nostalgia only lasts until the day you find yourself in the same city you craved, the same city you couldn’t wait to taste, in the same place you left it in. Or even worse, estranged. Then, you begin to remember what made you leave. Then, you remember what made you leave where you left to. And you begin to realize there are no means of distancing yourself from your heart’s troubles… your only choice is to find sweetness in the things you hate and gratitude for the few things you have.
“I think that’s at the heart of every friendship: ‘If I show you this, will you still love me? If I show you this, will you still be with me?’”
– Susanna Sonnenberg (via aestheticintrovert)
Wanted to share this helpful tool with anyone who needs it. A lot of people have a hard time putting their feelings into words and identifying what emotions they are feeling. This is called a feeling wheel. It can help you get to the core emotion you are experiencing and help you name each feeling when you’re overwhelmed with many emotions
I’ll try this some time.
Health stuff to work on/get back into:
- Run 4 mile route 3x a week (but start off slow-ish since it’s been a few weeks)
- Bike 10-15 miles every Saturday or Sunday morning
- Intermittent fasting at least once a week (18-24 hours)
- Meal plan
I shall post pictures and write about these things here.
Paper Forest (In the Afterglow of Rapture) - Emmy the Great
you’re not unlucky you’re just not very smart
أنا إنسان بسيط، المتدينون يعتبرونني ماجنا والمعربدون يحسبونني متدينا
I am a simple man, but the religious consider me a degenerate while the dissolute think me religious”
– Tayeb Saleh ( 1929 - 2009) - A Sudanese novelist; best known for his Seasons of Migration to the North (via arabicquotes)
Do you have a moment to talk about Jesus
"I wish I’d partied a little less. People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."