1. Human after all :0)

     

  2. Good news: I saw a dog today. I also just finshed making my #Coachella2014 playlist. Listen!

    (Source: Spotify)

     

  3. A letter

    I thought about you today. Actually, I’ve thought about you a lot over the past couple of days—being home for the holidays and casually driving through the places we often frequented together sparked the memories we shared. 

    It’s funny how certain places, smells, even sounds will trigger an emotion, or a memory. Usually when this happens regarding you, I quickly brush it aside…but this time, I let myself linger in the thought.

     Sometimes I forget how close we really were—spending every day together, in constant communication, never letting each other out of our grasp. Your embraces made me feel at home, and I thought happiness was being with you.

     I also forget how detrimental our relationship was, not only to myself, but to you as well. Our friendship, while lovely on the surface, held many secrets, resentment, and simple anger underneath. At the time, I knew nothing better—I thought this was how relationships worked, even platonic ones. Looking back, I see the flaws of our past friendship.

     Yet, even though our friendship was toxic, there are times when I wish I could go back, just for a moment, to our past lives. When we would hop in your car, get lunch, then go on an adventure in Bellevue or Seattle or Renton or wherever we decided to go that day. When we decided we didn’t want to go anywhere and spent hours sitting in my room, listening to music, talking…spending a comfortable afternoon together. When we looked at each other and just knew we were the best of friends.

     I know we haven’t talked, seriously talked, in over two years. And that’s okay. We have our own lives now, lives that neither of us fit in for each other. But every so often I wonder if you think about me the way I do about you.

     I can see that you’re happy, and I am as well. Our relationship made us who we are today, and I am grateful for the time we spent together. I hope you are, too.

     

  4. Portrait of an ISFJ - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
    (Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling)

    The Nurturer

    As an ISFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you takes things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system.

    ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people’s feelings. People value the ISFJ for their consideration and awareness, and their ability to bring out the best in others by their firm desire to believe the best.

    ISFJs have a rich inner world that is not usually obvious to observers. They constantly take in information about people and situations that is personally important to them, and store it away. This tremendous store of information is usually startlingly accurate, because the ISFJ has an exceptional memory about things that are important to their value systems. It would not be uncommon for the ISFJ to remember a particular facial expression or conversation in precise detail years after the event occured, if the situation made an impression on the ISFJ.

    ISFJs have a very clear idea of the way things should be, which they strive to attain. They value security and kindness, and respect traditions and laws. They tend to believe that existing systems are there because they work. Therefore, they’re not likely to buy into doing things in a new way, unless they’re shown in a concrete way why its better than the established method.

    ISFJs learn best by doing, rather than by reading about something in a book, or applying theory. For this reason, they are not likely to be found in fields which require a lot of conceptual analysis or theory. They value practical application. Traditional methods of higher education, which require a lot of theorizing and abstraction, are likely to be a chore for the ISFJ. The ISFJ learns a task best by being shown its practical application. Once the task is learned, and its practical importance is understood, the ISFJ will faithfully and tirelessly carry through the task to completion. The ISFJ is extremely dependable.

    The ISFJ has an extremely well-developed sense of space, function, and aesthetic appeal. For that reason, they’re likely to have beautifully furnished, functional homes. They make extremely good interior decorators. This special ability, combined with their sensitivity to other’s feelings and desires, makes them very likely to be great gift-givers - finding the right gift which will be truly appreciated by the recipient.

    More so than other types, ISFJs are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people’s feelings. They do not usually express their own feelings, keeping things inside. If they are negative feelings, they may build up inside the ISFJ until they turn into firm judgments against individuals which are difficult to unseed, once set. Many ISFJs learn to express themselves, and find outlets for their powerful emotions.

    Just as the ISFJ is not likely to express their feelings, they are also not likely to let on that they know how others are feeling. However, they will speak up when they feel another individual really needs help, and in such cases they can truly help others become aware of their feelings.

    The ISFJ feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and can be counted on to follow through. For this reason, people naturally tend to rely on them. The ISFJ has a difficult time saying “no” when asked to do something, and may become over-burdened. In such cases, the ISFJ does not usually express their difficulties to others, because they intensely dislike conflict, and because they tend to place other people’s needs over their own. The ISFJ needs to learn to identify, value, and express their own needs, if they wish to avoid becoming over-worked and taken for granted.

    ISFJs need positive feedback from others. In the absence of positive feedback, or in the face of criticism, the ISFJ gets discouraged, and may even become depressed. When down on themselves or under great stress, the ISFJ begins to imagine all of the things that might go critically wrong in their life. They have strong feelings of inadequacy, and become convinced that “everything is all wrong”, or “I can’t do anything right”.

    The ISFJ is warm, generous, and dependable. They have many special gifts to offer, in their sensitivity to others, and their strong ability to keep things running smoothly. They need to remember to not be overly critical of themselves, and to give themselves some of the warmth and love which they freely dispense to others.

     
  5. The best. #daftpunk #discovery #vinyl 🎶

     
  6. Happy Father’s Day to the best daddy ever! Thank you for teaching me good values, always making me laugh, and picking me up when I’m down—physically and emotionally ☺ So happy I get to spend Father’s Day at home this year! #fathersday

     
  7. I’ve waited eight years for this album to come out.

    And it’s delivered in ways I can’t even explain. Well worth the wait, and taking years to create is completely valid.

    The robots did it again.

     
  8. cometsmeteoroids:

    Rising Ring of Fire by Nicole Hollenbeck

    (Source: )

     
  9. A good way to start my morning. This is water. 

     
     
  10. Take me back.