The Untold Stories of a College Senior

I'm Lauren, 21, and a senior in college. I like short walks on the beach with a drink in one hand and my boyfriend's hand in the other.

Happy 21st birthday to my wonderful boyfriend. I hope that this year and on bring great things for you because you deserve nothing but greatness. I am also very thankful to have you in my life. There aren’t many men in this world that treat their women with the utmost respect like you have for me. You are one of the best people I know, and I couldn’t be happier. I love you, and happy birthday! ❤️
Well, my mom and dad agreed to pay the amount so I can go to school. I also feel better that they know how much I have in my account now. Today just needs to be over so I can give JJ his birthday present tomorrow night :)
Having a quarter life crisis. I have to go into financial aid today to try and flip over the $18k parent plus loan over to my name, but I’m scared that I can’t get the full amount, and I really need it… I can’t eat or sleep.
00:27"Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed." — Alice Walker, Living By The Word   (via beautyisanillusion)

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Animated artwork for Plastic Beach by Gorillaz

A momma hippo “booping” a baby
23:52"You are not useless. You are not hopeless. And no matter how scared you are, you will never be alone. And deep down, somewhere, in the part of you that decided the good days and your happiness and your health were all worth fighting for, you know that too. Hold onto that knowledge. It will see you through the worst." — (via stevenrosas)

Mountain spirits and the Milky Way by: Horimono
23:46"The best part of a relationship is getting to call the person, or lay down next to them, and tell them all the crazy things that happened to you all day long. In the end that’s what it’s about. It’s not about sex, it’s not about the money they give you, it’s not about how good looking they are, it’s about them listening to you talk for hours and hours and hours, about stupid shit that doesn’t matter." — Tegan Quin  (via c-oquetry)

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Taking Back Sunday | A Decade Under The Influence

Lana Del Rey | Florida Kilos
23:34"So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide" — Meredith Grey  (via whilde-daisi)

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