Girl in Gotham City

I am an event coordinator from California, recently moved to New York for a new adventure. I swoon over the details of every event, the ball gowns, candlelit rooms, cute story-filled favors from each couple. Each event is a story, and I love being a part of it, if even in a small way. My joy comes from swoon-worthy things like classic cars, photographs, and fairy tale worthy heels. Being in the Big Apple is just the beginning of my own fairy tale.

In spite of their odd beginning, he was deciding not only that [she] would make his life wonderful, but that her absence would make it tragic.

—An Object Of Beauty (via lovebug)

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The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t. If you keep saying your slippers aren’t yours, then you’ll die searching, you’ll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.

—Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (via maza-dohta)

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There are people
you will learn
to outgrow.

Like roots
buried beneath
the dirt,

you are meant
to blossom
into yourself.

—Pavana पवन (via maza-dohta)

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I cannot tell you how long it’s been/since I wanted to call you and pretend/it was an accident/or text you and ask you a question/that I already knew the answer to/I stopped counting after 6 months/and never looked back, except/on really, really bad days, when I needed/something to hurt so I pretended/you loved me but you were just bad at showing it.

—excerpt from “This is Not a Love Poem” by Caitlyn Siehl alonesomes wordsdancemag (via alonesomes)

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1. You are not your failures or rejections. You are not the boy who couldn’t love you, the job you couldn’t get, the school who wait-listed you.

2. You are, however, your passions, your convictions and the company you keep.

3. Blocking toxic people out is hard, healthy and needed. You may regret blocking people out. But you will ultimately rejoice in a toxic-free life.

4. You are unique, and your experience with people is unique. Your relationships can never be repeated, replaced; only remembered.

5. Have the courage to be yourself all the time.

6. Show your love. Especially to your parents. We are all living on borrowed time, don’t waste the moment you could have said, “I love you, Mom and Dad.”

7. Don’t be the life of a pity party. No one enjoys the tear-stained favors or melancholy attitude.

8. Trust your intuition. Period.

9. Know when to fight. More importantly, know when to walk away. And keep walking.

10. Never regret speaking your mind and respecting yourself. Even if it compromises your reputation, your relationships or “looking pyscho”. Never regret loving yourself enough to call out people who don’t.

11. She’s no you. And you aren’t her either. So stop comparing yourself, there is no comparison.

12. You can only overcome self-harm with self-love.

13. You were created to be something magnificent. Honor that.

14. Continue to be outspoken. Some will find it scary, some will find it sexy, but you will find it liberating.

15. You may not have the person you want, but you have your integrity. Hold onto it. It will get you through difficult periods with grace and poise. Don’t succumb to low levels of revenge and desperation. Continue to be dignified even when it seems unfair or unresponsive.

16. Before you do something, question your motives. We all have demons but we all have a responsibility to tame them before they turn into our monsters.

17. If you apologize, mean it.

18. Be good to the ones who are good to you.

19. God will speak to you through other people, dreams, and music. Listen.

20. We have so many different chapters in this lifetime. People are not meant to be “main characters” throughout our story. That doesn’t mean we won’t find our happy ending.

21. Some people will take you for granted. Some will emotionally abuse you. This is their problem. Unfortunately you will be causality in someone’s personal battle, but again, this is their problem.

22. It is never too late to change and grow.

23. Forgive. Forgive your enemies and forgive yourself.

I think the strongest prayer I’ve ever prayed is a single phrase I declared with complete honesty: God, I have no idea what you’re doing, but I trust you.

—Thought about my drive home last night. (via maybewerelost)

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Be with someone who you don’t have to hide from, in any way. Whether it’s your morning face before you’ve put any make up on, an embarrassing story about something that happened on your way home, or an ambition you’ve had since you were six years old… make sure you end up with someone who listens to and accepts all of it, and still loves you. A person you can tell your whole life to is a person worth spending a life with.

Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait.

Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (via awelltraveledwoman)

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