"In any other time in the 20th century, they could have been in love. Except for that one time.”

—Quentin Tarantino

(Source: samdesantis)


We all yearn for growth in some form, whether it be physical or mental. We reach out to resources like growth enhancements and products or textbooks and faith. But I’ve learned one of the best ways to attain growth (in my opinion) is through experiences. We experience pain, sorrow, joy, etc. We dirty our fingers with experiences we may regret but later learn make us who we are today. So.. Why regret? It’s a natural feeling when you know what you’ve done was in some form wrong. Why didn’t we stop if we knew it was wrong? Because at one point we were living in the moment.. Living through the experience. We experience sorrow through the loss of something (anything) of sentimental value. We indulge in moments that make us happy. We suffer through pain from a broken heart..

There are countless ways to grow through the experiences we encounter..

With the new year a quarter of the way done already I’ve learned that who I am today is because of what “experiences” I went through in my past. Although not all my growth can be held accountable by experience, but through other means, the few little experiences I’ve had since the same time last year has definitely changed me for the better. I’m extremely grateful for who are in my life now and who “were” in it before. You’ve taught me to be a better me and to constantly grow but maintain my core values and morals. I’m happier now, and have you to thank. I’m a firm believer of the “butterfly effect” and that the smallest of actions can alter our future because I can remember one small move.. That changed everything.


i have a tendency of over romanticizing whatever (or whoever) it is I’m interested in at that point in time. 



Kate Winslet photographed by Alexi Lubomirski on the cover of UK Harper’s Bazaar, April 2013.