varsiteaHi, my name is Maria, and I'm an 18 year old Health Fairy. I am a freshman at Sewanee University (class of '18), and I plan on studying English and American literature. I love writing, running, lifting, painting, eating, and sleeping. I'd love to make friends with all of my lovely followers, but I'm terribly shy, so feel free to strike up a conversation! :)

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I've got my nose jammed in a book and my feet buried in the earth.
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Starting Weight: 210 lbs
Lowest Weight: 145 lbs
Current Weight: 148 lbs

Trying to get back down to 145 before my trip to Disney!



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Repeat after me:
My body is not wrong, or ugly, too big or too thin, too pale or too dark, too broken or too strong. It is the vessel of a precious life and that is enough.

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My sexual orientation is girls who look like they could beat me up and boys who look like they wouldn’t stand a chance

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how can u say u are not pretty when u are a cluster of stardust, a walking explosion of nebulas like there are constellations that knot your arteries together, you’re beyond pretty, more like a spectacular sight for all of us

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Look at it this way. You are an artist. You are sculpting yourself into the person you’ve always wanted to be. Now, a good piece of artwork takes more than a day to complete. It will probably take a couple of months—maybe more—until you’re satisfied.

I just hope that one day during the process, you’re able to look in the mirror and realize you were a masterpiece all along. 

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I love when cats decide they love something.

That is a very patient bunny.

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"13 things my uncle told me before he died:
not everyone has the blessing to understand sadness
when waiting at the bus stop, it’s okay to smoke cigarettes
never touch anyone else’s clothes at the laundromat
it’s okay to miss the people who were bullets to you
when your grandmother asks you how you are, be honest
never be afraid to say “no” even after you’ve said “yes”
if someone tells you graffiti isn’t art, prove them wrong
remember people by their eye color not their clothes
you’re allowed to like dark chocolate with tangerines
don’t lie that you don’t have a lighter when you really do
turn your phone off every once in a while and find the moon
if you want a tattoo, don’t let anyone tell you not to get it
if you ever find yourself at the graveyard, read the names "

— poems from my uncles grave (via stayholden-phonyboy)

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Peach & Rosemary Blossom Lemonade by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking on Flickr.