I'm just gonna smile



Karen is a mother, wife, Google employee, art advocate, scrapbooker, photographer, educator, and blogger. She shares visuals and art created in part through her own life experiences.

Karen’s message is simple: Your life is worth sticking around for.

(Image via Karenika)

We are so thankful to have the authentic you in this world. Please stay here with us. 

Suddenly you’re 21 and you’re screaming along in the car to all the songs you listened to when you were sad in middle school and everything is different but everything is good.
(via sinking-with-society)
I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I’d cry for a week.
Sylvia PlathThe Bell Jar (via feellng)
Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means we face our fears.

Maya Angelou

(via twloha)
I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.

Natalie Portman (via quotethat)

I love this quote. I think of it often. Particularly when I have to fucking study.

(via halleberiberi)