Everyone else isn’t you. It turns out that’s a huge problem for me. Clementine von Radics, excerpt from “Things I Do When I Cannot Hold You” (via shakingpalms)

(Source: larmoyante, via becomingsunlight)

Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.

And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.

How to keep moving forward, even when your brain hates you. (via mrsclarkkent)

(Source: cynical-as-hell, via catdad)

It’s Christmas time!

From my Oregon to Arkansas road trip last June. 

The Aliens

you may not believe it
but there are people
who go through life with
very little 
friction of distress.
they dress well, sleep well.
they are contented with 
their family
life.
they are undisturbed
and often feel
very good.
and when they die
it is an easy death, usually in their
sleep.

you may not believe 
it 
but such people do 
exist.

but i am not one of
them.
oh no, I am not one of them,
I am not even near
to being
one of
them.
but they
are there

and I am
here.

Charles Bukowski 

happy accidents