My Utopia

Ask me anything   I'm trying to find my tiny spot in this world, so this blog contains things that make sense to me. I love reading, writing and wandering. I live with books and the Internet. You can find all kinds of nerdy yet beautiful stuff and my thoughts here.

"It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me."
Warsan Shire (via quotes-shape-us)
— 5 days ago with 1336 notes
"The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention."
Rachel Naomi Remen  (via thatkindofwoman)

"The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will blossom like flowers." - Thich Nhat Hanh (via culturejolt)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via contaminatedwisdom)

— 1 week ago with 29779 notes
"I never understood why you tried so hard to fit in, when you were obviously meant to stand out."
Tonya Hurley, Ghostgirl (via quotes-shape-us)
— 1 month ago with 1640 notes
humansofnewyork:

"I’ve wanted to start a business since I was sixteen, but every time I try, the demands of my regular job catch up to me and I get fatigued. A couple of years ago, my friend and I had a great idea. We started meeting every night after work. We had a great plan— potential sponsors, a marketing strategy, a time line. But then things got really busy at my job. So we started meeting every other night. Then every fourth night. Then we postponed it for a month, and never found the right moment to start again. Then a year later, I picked up the newspaper, and there was an article about somebody else— succeeding with the same idea. I was like, ‘fuck.’"

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve wanted to start a business since I was sixteen, but every time I try, the demands of my regular job catch up to me and I get fatigued. A couple of years ago, my friend and I had a great idea. We started meeting every night after work. We had a great plan— potential sponsors, a marketing strategy, a time line. But then things got really busy at my job. So we started meeting every other night. Then every fourth night. Then we postponed it for a month, and never found the right moment to start again. Then a year later, I picked up the newspaper, and there was an article about somebody else— succeeding with the same idea. I was like, ‘fuck.’"

— 1 month ago with 4380 notes
humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people? What would it be?""Follow your dreams.""Did you follow your dreams?""Well, I started as a copy boy for the Daily News, going to school at night. And eventually I became editor of the New York Times Magazine and wrote 12 bestselling books. So, yes."

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people? What would it be?"
"Follow your dreams."
"Did you follow your dreams?"
"Well, I started as a copy boy for the Daily News, going to school at night. And eventually I became editor of the New York Times Magazine and wrote 12 bestselling books. So, yes."

— 1 month ago with 10387 notes

smilesandvials:

Chocolates made today!

Shapes include smiley faces, hearts, flowers and most importantly, element blocks from the periodic table.

Dark chocolate, speckled white chocolate, and white chocolate with raspberry.

(via thecraftychemist)

— 1 month ago with 586 notes