On fun-sized advice.
dearcoketalk: Dear Coquette, What’s wrong with wanting life to be like a movie? Wish-thinking is for children and idiots. Grow up. I’ve accidentally fallen in love with a man who is the single parent of his 1-year-old son. This is not what I had planned out for myself. What do I do? Get used to life not going according to plan. If she’s 26 and he’s 18, isn’t she too old for him? Or him...
I swear I'm normal
mylifeismedschool: Sometimes when you’re in med school you forget that things that are normally just a part of life to you aren’t seen the same way by the rest of society. Today, my classmate was studying in a public library, reviewing skin lesions and other skin conditions because we have an exam on Friday. The number of disgusted and terrified looks he received in that hour unprecedented. ...
veterinaryrambles: There are moments in our profession that tear at your heart, yet somehow, even when all you want to do is cry, you feel incredibly alive, and awake, and real. We have a patient at the shelter. He’s 11 months old. He was surrendered by his owner after 6 months of steroid therapy to try and stop these strange fevers and joint pain he was having. The shelter tried antibiotics...
I've found that it's way more fun to memorize...
veterinaryrambles: isthereadoctorinthehouse: daphnebeauty: orbicularis oculi! OMG, I wish I had thought of that last year. Of course, my lab partner miiiight have thought I was crazy if I started shouting muscle names in a fake British accent. That works for some of the more obscure disease names as well! Idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis!
Cami & Erik. Married. →
My friend showed me this photo set a couple days ago and I have to say, it made me smile too. The photographer put a little caption at the top: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… words cannot express how joyous this day was! It was filled with genuine love, laughter and celebration of two people truly in love. One event that stood out was they wanted to pray together, but not see each...
I’ve made friends, but they’re getting too close for comfort. It’s not them as much as it is me.
Reading old messages is bittersweet.
I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The...– Jack Kerouac (via misswallflower)
I'm home alone. →
10knotes: Time to start my concert. Follow this blog, get free ham. This was me last night ;p
When I was a kid—10, 11, 12, 13—the thing I wanted most in the world was a best...– Fiona Apple (via misswallflower)
I missed my 9 o'clock class again.
My internal body clock hasn’t been the same for the past two weeks. I don’t know why. I’m trying to adjust. I know, try harder. It’s just people who choose not to understand me that’s so aggravating.
On fun-sized advice.
dearcoketalk: Dear Coquette, What’s the difference between pride and dignity? Ego. How do you kill your ego without killing your self-confidence? Confidence doesn’t die with ego, only arrogance. Can I kill somebody’s ego for him? It’s getting in the way of efforts to maintain friendliness and decency between us. You can crush a man’s ego, but only he can kill it. How do I reason with...
On fun-sized advice.
dearcoketalk: Dear Coquette, How do you kill your ego? Separate it from your consciousness. How do I find my calling? Look for purpose in what makes you happy. I’m terrified of thinking about death. I can grasp it, yet can’t come to terms with it at the same time. What do I do? Ask yourself, are you dead yet? If the answer is no, quit whining. How is a celebrity divorce considered...
She was not good on the phone. She needed the face, the pattern of eyes, nose,...– Lorrie Moore (via Confuzzzled)
Nonsensical ramblings of the night
I’m so awake. It fills me up, but it’s there and gone in an instant.
When we fall, it’s tendency to reach out for anything or anyone that just happens to be around.
Have you ever read something, a lot of it and for a long time, not even realizing until you’re in really deep that it bothers you? It’s like you don’t even realize what it is until it has eaten its way under your skin and then you start to feel everything all at once.
Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any...– Rainer Maria Rilke (via misswallflower)
There is little more that I want at this very moment than to just have the time to get lost in someone else’s story.
It’s like he would take a photograph of Sam, and the photograph would be...– Steven Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” - Lance Armstrong
Tiny, tiny fish.
Being in university has shifted my way of thinking about myself. It’s been bothering me ever since first year, but my laziness often got the best of me so I didn’t do as much as I could to change things. But a comment someone made today really got to me in a way it just made me feel intellectually inferior in comparison to another one of my friends. Never have I been told that, in...