Shove things in the furthest, darkest, tiniest, mouse hole corner of my memory bank…

For my sanity.

And still, I’m never too sane.

  1. You are stronger than you realise.
  2. You are crueller than you realise.
  3. The smallest words will break your heart.
  4. You will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. You’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. Especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.
  5. People come and go. Some are cigarette breaks, others are forest fires.
  6. You won’t like your name until you hear someone say it in their sleep.
  7. You’ll forget your email password but ten years from now you’ll still remember the number of steps up to his flat.
  8. You don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.
  9. Never stop yourself texting someone. If you love them at 4 a.m., tell them. If you still love them at 9.30 a.m., tell them again.
  10. Make sure you have a safe place. Whether it’s the kitchen floor or the Travel section of a bookshop, just make sure you have a safe place.
  11. You will be scared of all kinds of things, of spiders and clowns and eating alone, but your biggest fear will be that people will see you the way you see yourself.
  12. Sometimes, looking at someone will be like looking into the sun. Sometimes someone will look at you like you are the sun. Wait for it.
  13. You will learn how to sleep alone, how to avoid the cold corners but still fill a bed.
  14. Always be friends with the broken people. They know how to survive.
  15. You can love someone and hate them, all at once. You can miss them so much you ache but still ignore your phone when they call.
  16. You are good at something, whether it’s making someone laugh or remembering their birthday. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that these things don’t matter.
  17. You will always be hungry for love. Always. Even when someone is asleep next to you you’ll envy the pillow touching their cheek and the sheet hiding their skin.
  18. Loneliness is nothing to do with how many people are around you but how many of them understand you.
  19. People say I love you all the time. Even when they say, ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’ or ‘He’s an asshole.’ Make sure you’re listening.
  20. You will be okay.
  21. You will be okay.

21 things my father never told me (via ohthativy)

(via mikeyirwins)


Never fought for anyone’s attention. And I won’t start today….

Reasons (I’m perfectly fine with) why I make a horrible girlfriend.

I’m “too sure of myself”, so I’ve heard. I know what I want, I find ways the get it. I work my ass off and let nothing get in my way. Apparently that could put a blow to a man’s ego. Fine.

I’m not needy enough.. Whatever. I like my space. Alone time keeps me sane.

I don’t smother you much.. I’m sorry, me not smothering sends a signal of me not caring. So, in return. I get the shit stick. Baby I care, I care enough to let you live. If I admired a flower so much that I picked it from it’s stem, eventually it would die. Get it?

I’m too tough. If I’m not appreciated, I’m out. No pleading, No begging, sure it hurts, but ain’t nobody got time dude. I don’t fight for a man’s attention. I have shit to do.

I’m sorry, I just want to live in separate worlds. Sometimes I want those worlds to collide in the most passionate ways. I don’t need the extras, I’ll submit when It’s right and called for. I want to be closed off from the world with my partner and that’s when everything will matter. I want them to see me in my truest and rawest form. I don’t need to be paraded around friends or introduced to colleagues. I want to Connect… Disconnect… Recharge.. And repeat.


Happy Birthday Frida Khalo

*with my fav photo of her… 

(via 2brwngrls)

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Recently I had the pleasure of working with photographer Mr. Phillip Dixon and visionary Ms. Nana Ghana.  These photos and florals were styled at Mr. Dixon’s home, a retreat oasis discreetly tucked away in Venice Beach, California. Nana inspires me with her incredible light, beauty, and love for life and people.  She is currently working on a documentary style film following the mornings of women living in Los Angeles. Be sure to check out her work - ‘LA Woman Rising.’ These photos were captured with my iphone - to say I’m excited to see Phillip’s snaps is an understatement.  Stay tuned for more. 

xo - Dara

(via alien-passion)

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