Rise Like the Break of Dawn

Hey guys! My followers who know me irl already know this, but I’m going on a cruise tomorrow! I won’t be back til the 28th, so this blog’s gonna be on hiatus until then. No wifi on the high seas and I’m trash and forgot to set up a queue. So bear with me and I’ll be back to not having a life in 8 days. See you all then!

sixpenceee:

Reddit user IMAMenlo found a handwritten note on an empty chair at the San Francisco Airport. It didn’t have anything except “read me” written on the outside. 

This is what it says:

recently left an emotionally abusive relationship.

After months of insults I wont repeat, false accusations, lies, delusions, broken mirrors, nightly battles…. I left. I know that I was being poisoned by each day that I stayed. So with a heavy heart, I left my lover of three years, knowing that I had already put it off too long. At first he begged, then he cursed, but eventually he paced his bags and faded out of my life like a bad dream.

For the first few weeks, my body seemed to reject this. For three years I had seen the world through him-colered glasses. I didn’t know who I was without him. Despite the kindness of friends and even strangers. I could not help feeling utterly alone.

But it was this sense of aloneness that set me free. Somewhere along the way, I let go. I released all of the painful memories, the names he had called me, the shards of him buried deep in my brain. I stopped believing the things he had made me think about myself. I began to see how extraordinary, breathtakingly beautiful life is. I meditated, drank too much coffee, talked to strangers, laughed at nothing. I wrote poetry and stopped to smell and photograph every flower. Once I discovered that my happiness depends only on myself, nothing could hurt me anymore.

I have found and continue to find peace. Each day I am closer to it than I was yesterday. I am a work in progress but I am full to the brim with gratitude and joy.

And so, since I have opened a new chapter in my life, I want to peacefully part with the contents of the last chapter. The end of my relationship was the catalyst for a wealth of positive changes in my life. It was a symbol, most importantly, it was an act of self-love. It was a realization that I deserved to be happy and I could choose to be. And so, in an effort to leave behind the things that do not help me grow, I am letting go of a relic from the painful past.

I wore this necklace-a gift from him-every day for over two years. To me, letting it go is a joyous declaration that I am moving forward with strength and grace and deep, lasting peace.

Please accept this gift as a reminder that we all deserve happiness. Whoever you are, and whatever pain you have faced, I hope you find peace.

Namaste,
Jamie

I hope this inspired/encouraged anyone going through the same thing to leave.  

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tags: + inspiration

artichokehold:

simba got a new maine

tags: + jfc

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iraffiruse:

Frozach Submitted

ONCE UPON A TIME’s Emma (Jennifer Morrison) Chases FROZEN’s [SPOILER] (Elizabeth Mitchell) in Steveston

storybrookemirror:

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Read and check out more photos from today’s OUAT set report at YVR Shoots

blackfemalepresident:

ok but consider this

1. stop startin shit w ppl on tumblr for no reason
2. wash your ass
3. get a plant
4. listen to smooth jazz
5. chill
6. keep chillin
7. dont ever stop chillin

snapchatting:

*sighs for 3 years straight*

t1m3l0rdh4nj1:

Having a pet is so weird. Like neither of you speak each other’s language and yet you form some strong bond by rubbing against each other and sleeping together and you might accidentally kick them in the face or step on their tail once in a while but at the end of the day you two are best buddies from entirely different species.

tags: + aww

chrissyglinn:

I PAUSED AT THE EXACT RIGHT TIME