sara, 24 years old, female, known elsewhere as ariake, minnesotan living in wisconsin, american, former resident of japan who would do anything to go back, addicted to travel, gainfully employed, international business traveler, political junkie, civil society researcher, loves too many tv shows to even list, has a weakness for men who are tall handsome and foreign, sanity is questionable, 優


It seems to me that the years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.

“Suppose for a second, that the rumor is true. That there is a special arrangement for Hailsham students, if they’re in love. Well, there would have to be some kind of way to decide if couples are telling the truth…So if we say that we’re in love, then they can look into our souls and they can see. They’ll know if it’s real love or if it’s just a lie.”

(Source: bewitchthemind)

Depression does not always mean
Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists
A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity
Or mothers that never got the chance to say good-bye

Sometimes depression means
Not getting out of bed for three days
Because your feet refuse to believe
That they will not shatter upon impact with the floor

Sometimes depression means
That summoning the willpower
To go downstairs and do the laundry
Is the most impressive thing you accomplish that week

Sometimes depression means
Lying on the floor staring at the ceiling for hours
Because you cannot convince your body
That it is capable of movement

Sometimes depression means
Not being able to write for weeks
Because the only words you have to offer the world
Are trapped and drowning and I swear to God I’m trying

Sometimes depression means
That every single bone in your body aches
But you have to keep going through the motions
Because you are not allowed to call in to work depressed

Sometimes depression means
Ignoring every phone call for an entire month
Because yes, they have the right number
But you’re not the person they’re looking for, not anymore

by “Alexandra” Tilton, NH (Teen Ink: November 2013 Issue)

(Source: ughpasta)



I remember when I thought people in their 20’s were adults. Now all of my friends are in their 20’s and everybody is just kind of fumbling around bumping into each other, trying to figure out where the free food is


“I wanted the movie to be about humanity, about how we have to learn to trust one another because in the end the only thing that will save the world is the world, nothing and no one is going to come and save us. The idea is that we are all inside the same robots.”

- Guillermo Del Toro

(Source: aglassfullofhappiness)