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gradnessmadness:

It’s a cliche, but the journey is different for everyone.

My grad program was designed to take four years to complete - three years of coursework, and a year to write the dissertation. Bing, bam, boom, you’re done. Out of my cohort of nine, it happened that way for … exactly one person.

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I Might Fall

I find that anger flares in me at intervals I can’t time. 

I bite at a bit I don’t know how to remove.

I lost track of the last tie I didn’t sedate myself and I wonder how long much time I have spent in this place where I purposely resist.

Keep myself from truly hitting that floor.

I learned to tuck and roll far earlier than I ever learned to stand. I’ve been moving forward ever since. 

Learned that sometimes it is easier to simply let go than risk hanging on.

It always sounds so much better when you speak it out loud. As if the words, placed in order, in sentences, in a timeline let you know that the story ended long ago. We’re moving on toward some fairy tale ending. The past is behind you. 

I know I’m in a much different place than where this all started. But knowing is something entirely different than being. 

I still haven’t let myself fall. I haven’t landed.

That rug can always be swept up from under you. 

Each missed phone call is an invitation to your funeral. 

I’m still holding my breath because if I exhale I don’t know what will be left.

I might scream. I might yell. 

I might not be in control.

I might be real. There. Present. Available. 

I might fall. 

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laundromatic:

Testing out pens. I really love, love, love these daiso brush pens. I just don’t know how to use them properly. 

laundromatic:

Testing out pens. I really love, love, love these daiso brush pens. I just don’t know how to use them properly. 

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gradnessmadness:

It happens often: I have an idea for a paper, a research project, a conference submission, but it’s only half-formed. It’s there, on the mental “tip of my tongue,” but I can’t quite nail it down. That’s when I find it useful to get up from my chair, out of my office, and walk the halls of my…

One of the lessons I’ve learned this summer is I need to be in a place where I feel like I can do this. Simply talk about what I’ve been reading and doing. 

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saynotodrugsyestotacos:

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honeydear-honeytears:

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glaad:

Students participating in a new photo campaign are challenging stereotypes, including those about LGBT people. Check out the photos. 

Wait, serious question. What else could you be if you’re not a lesbian and you’re dating a woman?

You could be bi, asexual, or pansexual!

Oh true. Makes sense. Okay!

I love this so much cause you answered the question so nicely like sometimes people just aren’t sure about stuff and aren’t trying to be mean but just don’t know 

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misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 

EVERYONE TAKE A MINUTE TO JUST APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT DONALD GLOVER EXISTS AND KNOWS WHAT THE FUCK IS UP

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Amy Adams photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US, August 2014

Amy Adams photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US, August 2014

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