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A blog dedicated to anything and everything that interests me and makes me happy in life.

Including, but not limited to:
- Theatre
- Education
- Animals
- Photography
- Writing and Books
- Quotes and Philosophy
- Travel
- Excessive pop culture such as Doctor Who, John Green, Bo Burnham, Youtube, Harry Potter, Disney etc.
Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.
Carl Jung (via kushandwizdom)

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badplanets:

I must love who I am

(via verticalism)

expressions-of-nature:

Catamount Mountain, Adirondacks by Michael Melford

(via expressions-of-nature)

To me, home was never a place; it was a feeling. It was the way the people I loved said my name.

The asymmetries of the classroom are intense. With each teacher responsible for a hundred students or more, the typical kid occupies a teacher’s thoughts for—at best—a minute or two per day. But each student only has a handful of teachers. Every instructor looms large in her world, wielding power over her days, via class periods; her nights, via homework; and her future, via grades. She spends much of her time thinking about the teacher’s demands, the teacher’s expectations, the teacher’s preferences and inconsistencies.

So when a teacher briefly focuses attention on a particular student, it comes with the heat and intensity of a spotlight. A moment the teacher barely remembers might stick with the student for years.

from 

How I Became an Unfair Teacher

It’s easy to forget how tiny, arbitrary, everyday decisions can shape a kid’s school experience.

(via weareteachers)

(via adventuresofastudentteacher)

When somebody has to take off unscheduled time because they or someone they care about is sick, they are often risk losing their job entirely. Without paid sick leave laws in place, most employers are legally allowed to fire employees for missing too many days due to illness. To make matters worse, not having paid time off means can also mean facing financial insecurity, which in turn leads to food insecurity, home instability and other financial problems. People without access to paid sick leave are more likely to go to the emergency room instead of going to see their primary care physician. This puts additional financial strain on both the employee — who has to pay for these expensive emergency procedures — and for the national economy, which could be spending the taxpayer money used to fund emergency room procedures elsewhere.

travel-as-a-happy-hippie:

~Let’s chill in my Hippie Van~

shesonlylittle:

zethie:

rougeoctobre:

i don’t care if it’s a only a joke, please don’t make comments about how someone’s choice of field of study isn’t going to take them anywhere because it can be a great source of stress and your joke won’t help.

also, destroy the idea that we should only pursue dreams if they are likely to give you status in this capitalist piece-of-shit society.

Please enlarge this text post and plaster it to billboards all across the country.

(via monstrositysuperstar)

humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)