"We’re preparing you for the real world"
I don’t meant to alarm you but
the real world has calculators
This is my favorite leap year quote.
I bought my friend an elephant for their room.
They said “Thank you.”
I said “Don’t mention it.”
Is there a joke here that 15 thousand people get but I don’t?
Floral symphony, Gerrit Haverkamp. Dutch (1872 - 1926)
TO-DO LIST FOR THE DEPRESSED
1). Wash your sheets, change your pillow case, wash your blankets. Wash away all the days you’ve spent withering in bed crying. Wash the tears off your pillowcase. Wash away the sad skin cells. Wash away the darkness.
2). Take a shower today. Brush your teeth. Make yourself a good breakfast and remind yourself that you deserve to eat. Dress to impress— yourself. Do whatever makes you feel put together, even if you’re not leaving the house.
3). Water your plants and remind yourself that you love them even though they’re not growing quickly. The same should go for yourself.
4). Feed your pets and remind yourself that there will be no one to love them if you commit suicide. Know that there is no one your cat purrs louder around and there is no one your dog’s face lights up for but you.
5). Return all the things you’ve been meaning to return. Return the clothes that make you feel fat. Return the clothes that make you feel ugly. Return your sick clothes. Throw them away if you need to. Let go if you need to. Cry if you need to and remember why you kept them for so long, but know that it is okay to let them go now. Return your cynicism to the cold boy who taught you it was better to love nothing. Make him feel how warm your heart is now without him.
6). Get new curtains. Close them. Close your eyes. Open them. Pull away the curtains. Let yourself reminded that there may be things in life you can’t control, but how much light enters your room is something you can control. The same can be said for your soul. You decide how much light you let in. You decide how many people you let in. You decide how many people you let help you. You decide how you love and who you love. Let that sink in for a moment.
7). Let yourself float in water. You only drown when you panic. Lie on your back and relax. Even on days when you can’t function, remind yourself that all you have to do is float. As long as you are breathing, you are alive.
5:42 p.m. (To-do list on days I can’t function)
I actually started crying reading this.(via seize-that-fucking-day)
To be diagnosed with PTSD, you have to have a. been through( or witnessed) a traumatic event b. 1 re-experiencing symptom, 2 hyper arousal symptoms, and 3 avoidance ones.
PTSD does not refer to the immediate things that go on after trauma- that is Acute Stress Disorder. It becomes PTSD after what is considered the ‘normal’ grieving period- so usually after 6 months.
There a couple of different ‘types’ of PTSD. Delayed onset- which pops up long after the trauma is over, and when memories begin to surface. Complex- which usually is used for people who went through more than one trauma (Childhood survivors, soldiers, ect.) compared to say… a car accident survivor.
Take care of yourselves today, okay?
its fucking face omg