Hi, I'm angela.

in between finding myself and being found


Lighting new cigarettes,
pouring more drinks.

It has been a beautiful fight.

Still is.


Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense (via nakedandreckless)

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Stop trying to “get it together.” The biggest lie we’re told when we’re growing up is that soon as we’re adults, as soon as we’re in college, finish college, get that job, have that steady income, find that someone special, “find ourselves,” find that perfect house, get that retirement fund, have those children, everything will fall into place. Here’s a secret: it won’t. Every new development in your life, good or bad, big or small, will come with its own very special set of challenges. The sooner you accept that, the better off you’ll be.

But the myth is perpetuated throughout life, perhaps now more than ever with happy status updates on Facebook and blushing bride/happy multi-tasking mommy blog posts. What these success stories don’t tell you is what is going on behind closed doors. They don’t tell you that your friend who is so over the moon with her new baby had to apply for food stamps. They don’t tell you that your fantastic, involved professor struggles with depression. They don’t tell you that your happily married friend still has nightmares about her abusive ex. They don’t tell you the cousin who just got that jealousy-inducing job opportunity is thinking of breaking up with his boyfriend of 10 years.

What closely interacting with people from all backgrounds on the Internet for over a decade has taught me is that no one “has it together” in the way we think they do. So stop trying to have that as your goal, because you are just setting yourself up for massive failure.


Nanna Freeman (x)

This, exactly. Success is an objective goal, guys, and comparing yourself to others is a waste of time. The only way you’ll feel even remotely close to the perpetuated ideal of “happiness” is by cultivating your own passions and molding your life around the things and people that you love.

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to the previous anon, i don't think all young writers think they are 'oh so unique'-it is through our shared suffering that we are forced to find new ways to view it, to make it our own, to find a way to move others to feel even a sliver of the way we feel because though we may suffer the same feelings and doubts and longings, we feel them in our own bodies as our own. i think that is ultimately what defines the plight of the writer.
- Anonymous


i never really liked

my name 


until i found out 

what it tastes like 

when you sigh it 

into my


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