boats against the current.

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  • Simon & Emma: A Serial.
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  • “ What does need to be pursued in our culture, which does everything to discourage us, is a passionate engagement with the world. And I think that if I had to give you any advice in a world of advice I would say: the you who spends most of her life living versus not writing will be the you that writes the books that I want to read. ”

    —    Junot Díaz

    Junot Díaz: Immigrants, Masculinity, Nerds, & Art

    I’ve been watching this over the past few days, and there’s just something about Junot Díaz that I really respect and admire. 

    “ I’m afraid I’ll never finish college. I’m afraid I’ll finish college with student loans I can never pay back. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree and won’t be able to find a job in that field. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree, get the job I dreamed of, and hate it. ”

    —    A Mental Illness Happy Hour listener whose list of fears matches mine four for four. Glad I’m not the only one. (via mukoros)

    (Source: insensiblenothingness, via fateinmycoffee)

    World Series starts in just about ten minutes and I’m going to throw up yay! (Side note: these are the snaps you receive when we’re friends on Snapchat.)

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