Julianna. 20. California.
"   …people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you’re fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works. HAPPINESS IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF PERSONAL EFFORT. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it…, you have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on to of it.   "

-E. Gilbert. (eat, pray, love)
  (via taooftheunicorn)
"   Who hurt you so much that you started to hate yourself?   "
Midnight thoughts (what made you so sad)
"   I think you need to fall in love with the wrong person. I think you need to fight and cry and sweat and bleed and fail. I think you need to have bad relationships and bad breakups. I think you need all of that so that when the right person and the right relationship comes along you can sigh with relief and say, “Ah yes. That is how its supposed to feel.   "
Excerpt from “Conversations with my Mother”  (via andreeaanderson)
"   I think it’s brave to try to be happy.   "
Vivian, Pushing Daisies (via bl-ossomed)