Yesterday was National Pencil Day, which made my nerd heart happy. Today is the last day of the month, and I am on step closer to being out of school for the school. Color me happy. As if normal, The Skim is a curated weekly round-up of links, podcasts, videos, and/or books. Enjoy!
Go get your hustle on, buttercup. But to do that work and creativity hustle, you have to cast aside that bitch-ass demon known as your inner critic.
Your inner critic can be responsible for feelings like exhaustion, dreading going into work every day, or like you’re constantly fighting a losing battle. When you let your inner critic get the best of you it means missing out on opportunities to grow, being less productive, and not creating the awesomeness you were meant to create.
before i retire my vagina completely i gotta fuck a young dude for real. just one time, maybe two. i’m nursing a couple of unrequited crushes on humans my own age that i don’t foresee panning out, which is killing what is left of my heart one minute at a time. love hurts. but before i abandon them entirely to instead lie about my age to try to fuck your uncle on ourtime.com…
I tweeted this story, and @EileenFisher favorited my tweet. #fangirlsqueal One day when I get money, my entire wardrobe will be Eileen Fisher.
And I cried. For myself. For this woman talkin’ about love. For all the women who have ever stretched their bodies out anticipating civilization and finding ruins.
Sonia Sanchez, Homegirls and Handgrenades
People empty me. I have to get away to refill.
If we wait until we are ready we will be waiting for the rest of our lives.
Lemony Snicket (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
…and her lovers will harvest
honey and thyme
and the woods will be wild
with the damn wonder of it.
lucille clifton (via ethiopienne)
You are worthy of love and respect. You are beautiful, gifted, and intelligent. Don’t let the storm make you forget that.
Thema Davis (via cierrafrances)