thewanderingdreamerposts:

Shine on ✨

Shark and bones :)

ayabug:

Wear Sunscreen

Here’s what we look like under UV light

To rewatch-Invest like warren Buffet

humansofnewyork:

"When I got accepted into the Master’s program at the University of Damascus, it felt like the whole world was in my hands. For the last three weeks before the exam, I studied for 20 hours every day. My eyes got so tired and swollen that I could not see the letters anymore. So when I heard that I passed, I felt that nothing was impossible. All my friends and family were surrounding me and kissing me.""How did you celebrate?""Well, we were poor. So I bought a Pepsi to share with my friends." (Erbil, Iraq)

humansofnewyork:

"When I got accepted into the Master’s program at the University of Damascus, it felt like the whole world was in my hands. For the last three weeks before the exam, I studied for 20 hours every day. My eyes got so tired and swollen that I could not see the letters anymore. So when I heard that I passed, I felt that nothing was impossible. All my friends and family were surrounding me and kissing me."
"How did you celebrate?"
"Well, we were poor. So I bought a Pepsi to share with my friends." 
(Erbil, Iraq)

humansofnewyork:

"The fighting got very bad. When I left Syria to come here, I only had $50. I was almost out of money when I got here. I met a man on the street, who took me home, and gave me food and a place to stay. But I felt so ashamed to be in his home, that I spent 11 hours a day looking for jobs, and only came back to sleep. I finally found a job at a hotel. They worked me 12 hours a day, for 7 days a week. They gave me $400 a month. Now I found a new hotel now that is much better. I work 12 hours per day for $600 a month, and I get one day off. In all my free hours, I work at a school as an English teacher. I work 18 hours per day, every day. And I have not spent any of it. I have not bought even a single T-shirt. I’ve saved 13,000 Euro, which is how much I need to buy fake papers. There is a man I know who can get me to Europe for 13,000. I’m leaving next week. I’m going once more to Syria to say goodbye to my family, then I’m going to leave all this behind. I’m going to try to forget it all. And I’m going to finish my education." (Erbil, Iraq)

humansofnewyork:

"The fighting got very bad. When I left Syria to come here, I only had $50. I was almost out of money when I got here. I met a man on the street, who took me home, and gave me food and a place to stay. But I felt so ashamed to be in his home, that I spent 11 hours a day looking for jobs, and only came back to sleep. I finally found a job at a hotel. They worked me 12 hours a day, for 7 days a week. They gave me $400 a month. Now I found a new hotel now that is much better. I work 12 hours per day for $600 a month, and I get one day off. In all my free hours, I work at a school as an English teacher. I work 18 hours per day, every day. And I have not spent any of it. I have not bought even a single T-shirt. I’ve saved 13,000 Euro, which is how much I need to buy fake papers. There is a man I know who can get me to Europe for 13,000. I’m leaving next week. I’m going once more to Syria to say goodbye to my family, then I’m going to leave all this behind. I’m going to try to forget it all. And I’m going to finish my education." (Erbil, Iraq)

From the tundung traveller :)

Dad, while we were stuck in a traffic jam yesterday and talking about friends and relatives my age getting married: 

"Kak, it’s not that hard. Be with someone who wants to be your equal and who wants just as much out of life as you do. Be with a man who supports your dreams and encourages you to pursue your greatest ambitions. And be with he who loves you as much as, or more than, you love him, because you deserve it and that’s what keeps the two of you grounded. That’s how mama & baba work. Don’t worry about not settling, you deserve only the best. We will keep praying the best for you.”

Dads, they don’t really say much but when they do, it’s straight to the heart. Ah well, what is meant for me will not miss me, and what missed me was never meant for me in the first place, inshaAllah.

"You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want."
S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders (via splitterherzen)
"The opportunity for significant change is available each and every single day."
Gabriella Morrison (via Jordan Dansky & huffpo)
the-adventure-is-yours:

I thought I would make a new background for my phone with a quote from Louis Cole (funforlouis). The image is by Andrey Jitkov

the-adventure-is-yours:

I thought I would make a new background for my phone with a quote from Louis Cole (funforlouis). The image is by Andrey Jitkov