‘I love you’ means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you’re down, not just when you’re fun to be with. ‘I love you’ means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them, asking in return that you do not judge me for mine. It means that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love you enough not to let go. It means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you constantly, and hoping you feel the same way for me. —Jonathan Safran Foer

jun 2 2019 ∞
jun 2 2019 +
  • California (lived in)
  • Washington (lived in)
  • Oregon
  • Arizona
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
mar 30 2011 ∞
jan 16 2012 +
  • amelie
  • paris je t'aime
  • mozart and the whale
  • life as a house
  • dear john
  • 500 days of summer
  • serendipity
  • lars and the real girl
  • pride and prejudice
  • benny and joon
  • you've got mail
  • broken english
  • love actually
  • walk the line
  • into the wild
oct 22 2009 ∞
mar 26 2012 +
  • travel
  • learn another language
  • always have an optimistic outlook
  • be a get things done kind of girl
  • daily yoga practice
  • make gifts
  • playlists for every mood
  • always cooking and baking something new
  • bike often
  • be the person i want to become
  • stop being shy/insecure
  • do something simple, something silly
  • always love myself, always love others
  • better sleeping habits
  • collect my favorite quotes together
  • keep photo albums
  • big family
  • pay off all of my loans
  • learn piano
  • take pictures on a daily basis
aug 2 2009 ∞
jan 18 2012 +
  • in fate.
  • everything is significant.
  • that life is much more than a series of day-to-day activities.
  • that money isn't everything.
  • that my life will not end when my heart stops beating, my brain stops thinking or my lungs stop breathing.
  • that a good night's sleep, a hard cry or a warm shower can cure anything.
  • that the little things are worth waking up for
  • that everyone has a purpose
  • in harmony
  • that everything will be ok in the end
  • that everything is achievable
  • everyone has the opportunity to find happiness
  • that everything is connected with everything else
  • that there is someone or something watchi...
mar 18 2009 ∞
jun 30 2010 +
  • Sleeping-in, but not too late.
  • Morning kisses as an alarm clock.
  • Chocolate-chip pancakes for breakfast.
  • Sunshine and bluebird skies.
  • 76 degrees fahrenheit.
  • A pink minidress and heart-shaped sunglasses.
  • Open-windows.
  • Mid-afternoon naps outside.
  • Holding hands all day.
  • Photo documentations of everything.
  • Mixtapes acting as a soundtrack.
  • Destinationless driving.
  • Wandering aimlessly around grocery stores.
  • A dinner date followed by coffee.
  • Wearing your sweatshirt to bed.
jan 28 2009 ∞
jun 30 2010 +
  • Casablanca
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Donnie Darko
  • Like Crazy
  • 50/50
  • 127 Hours
  • Midnight in Paris
  • New Year's Eve
  • The Vow (Feb 10)
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Jan 20)
jan 28 2009 ∞
sep 22 2012 +
  • Say “yes” more often
  • Be more tolerant of others
  • Smile more frequently
  • Blog at least once a week
  • Exercise 5 days a week at least 30 minutes
  • Limit Internet usage
  • Bake new recipes
  • Go on bike rides
  • Take many photos
  • Strengthen the relationships in my life
  • Obtain a job
  • Be in the now- enjoy the present more
  • Keep sight of want versus need
  • Visit a beach
  • Get a little note book and write down one positive thing in it on every page, each day, until it is full
  • Read 12 books (4/12)
dec 31 2010 ∞
may 16 2012 +
  • Sign up for a fitness class
  • De-clutter
  • Read at least 12 books
  • Say "yes" more often
  • Bake new recipes
  • Find a job I'm passionate about
  • Keep sight of want versus need
  • Strengthen the relationships in my life
  • Visit a state I've never been to
  • Eat less processed foods
  • Improve my photo skills
jan 3 2013 ∞
jan 13 2013 +
  • don't always expect the worst!
  • trust people until they give you a reason not to
  • don't procrastinate on school work
  • good things come to those who wait
  • get more sleep (8 hours a night at least)
  • workout at least 3 times a week
  • send more handwritten letters
  • think about others more and their feelings (sad that this is a reminder)
  • Save 20% of each and every paycheck
  • Cognitive reasoning and the decision making portion of your brain do not fully develop until you are 25
  • Study throughout your 20's, work on your career in your 30's, ride the wave of your success in your 40's, and then start the decent to retirement in your 50's
  • Life is only as hard as you make with your choices and reactions
nov 24 2009 ∞
jun 30 2010 +
  • hot apple cider
  • making gingerbread men and other sweets
  • decorating the Christmas tree
  • wrapping gifts elegantly
  • soft scarves around your face
  • leggings, large shirts and thick socks
  • fingers wrapped around warm mugs
  • homemade soup
  • cooking with loved ones
  • wind twirling my hair
  • ice skating
  • cheesy Christmas tunes
  • competitive card/board games
  • warm comfort food (eating and cooking it)
  • plaid and knits
  • coats and mittens
  • sappy chick flicks with friends
  • hot chocolate with marshmallows
  • seasonal Starbucks drinks
  • Christmas movies/commercials
aug 17 2009 ∞
jun 30 2010 +
  • Pretend you've never met, then loudly try out lame pickup lines in a swanky bar. Act like they worked.
  • Go on a walking journey and every fifteen feet draw a chalk arrow in the direction you're going. At the end of the trip, leave a big pile of chalk.
  • Create photo evidence suggesting that you went on an adventure that didn't really happen
  • Go for a drive. You can only make right-hand turns. When you finally get stuck, turn around and then you can only make left-hand turns. Repeat until you find something interesting. Take pictures along the way!
  • Build forts out of furniture and blankets, and wage war with paper airplanes.
  • Go to a major chain bookstore, and leave notes to future readers in copies of your favorite books
mar 20 2009 ∞
jun 30 2010 +
  • Ride horseback along a beach.
  • Skinny dip.
  • Make pottery.
  • Be in a waterfall.
  • Throw someone a surprise party.
  • Ride in a hot air balloon.
  • Go on a cruise.
  • Go to mardigras in New Orleans.
  • Spend New Year's in Times Square.
  • Make someone so happy they cry.
  • Help a complete stranger for a common good.
  • Learn a foreign language.
  • Get a tattoo.
  • Visit Paris, Italy, Greece, and London.
  • Go rock climbing.
  • Make a quilt.
  • Visit a nude beach.
  • Change a tire.
  • Have babies.
  • Get married.
jan 28 2009 ∞
mar 23 2011 +
  • "Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again."
  • "do what you love and you will find someone who loves the same thing. dont look for love, beg for love, or suffer for love. JUST LIVE."
  • “Be as you wish to seem.” -Socrates
  • "Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it necessary? Is it true? Does it improve on the silence?" -Shirdi Sai Baba
  • "You will find that each relationship you're in and the hardships that come from them are the building blocks for being able to handle almost any situation in your future relationships. Until finally someone comes along who will love you unconditionally and who you'll just know is there for the long run. For now, learn the les...
jan 28 2009 ∞
nov 9 2010 +
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Leafy Greens
  • Grapes
  • Carrots
  • Pears
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Meat
  • Milk
jul 18 2010 ∞
jul 18 2010 +
  • Do something good for someone else, even though you may not want to. Do a favour, help them find something, give them an item which will help them in some way. Start the flow of positive energy.
  • Eat the best chocolate you can get your hands on. In bed. Or in the bath.
  • Turn up music you really love. Play it so loudly that it soaks in through your skin. Dance in your pyjamas. Feel the pain lift.
  • Have a romance in your head.
  • Volunteer.
  • Buy a remote control for your camera & dip your toes into the pool of narcissism.
  • Call a friend & ask them if they want to have a slumber party.
  • Throw yourself head-first into a creative project. Something that you’re excited about but which feels a little too big for you. You’ll be so consumed by it tha...
jan 29 2010 ∞
jul 18 2010 +
  • cupcakes
  • Sarah Dessen books
  • random trivia
  • tv shows on bizarre medical conditions
  • taylor swift
  • making lists
  • 50's and 60's romance films
  • deleting contacts
  • horoscopes
  • excessively long naps
  • thrift stores
  • algebra
  • keeping up with the kardashians
aug 18 2009 ∞
jun 30 2010 +
  • Take a walk
  • Discover new neighborhoods
  • Make themed playlists on iTunes
  • Collage notebook/journal covers
  • Collage anything
  • Write stories
  • Walk around grocery stores (I'm one of three people I know who genuinely finds it entertaining. I dont know, maybe we're just weird..)
  • Read books I used to love in elementary and middle school
  • Take a nap.
  • Doodle
  • Bake
  • Send snail mail
  • Make mix CDs for people
  • Decorate my room
  • Add to my book of quotes
  • Paint
feb 15 2009 ∞
jun 30 2010 +
  • Opening your window at night to make the room cold, and snuggling under the covers to make you warm.

  • The feeling of bare feet against cold sheets.

  • Sour Patch Kids (the watermelon kind)

  • When people remember my name.

  • Chapstick.

  • Mix CDs.

  • People who have a positive outlook on life (and it shows).

  • Cute texts.

  • Being home alone.

  • People who don't mind being single.

  • Traveling.

  • Feeling pretty.
  • Having money.

  • Stretching.

  • Hanging out with your family and actually enjoying it. A lot.

  • Late-night conversations.
jan 28 2009 ∞
jun 30 2010 +