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carolyn joy. 25.
advocate of finding joy in each day. and of daily cheese consumption. poodles, my niece and providing safe space for queer youth are among the other things you won't hear me shut up about.


Sibel Sayiner & Violet Trachtenberg - “Pride” (CUPSI 2014)

"There is more to celebrate than a parade. There are voices to be heard that cannot make their way to these limousines."

Performing for Stanford University during prelims at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

“Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.”

-Hillary Clinton

Joy is.. breaking in my new coffee equipment. And indulging in a lemon lavender donut (and bagel) from Reno. And being outside! We walked to the groomer this morning, then went down to the lakefront path to play at the beach. 

The outside air has been good for my soul. And so was my marathon of Portlandia last night. 

And there’s a picture of Ruby just because she’s the cutest in the world.

Joy is feeling relaxed and renewed and coming out on the other side of some anxious feelings. Happy Sunday- I’m off to finish my book finally and see Grand Budapest hotel with Britt! xx

and now i will begin a new installment in which i create a running list of why, at the age of 25, i feel i am at the peak of relating to britney’s above mentioned song

i have a book of stamps in my wallet and therefore was able to mail a letter today without going to the post office (woman) / but i ate peanut butter and cheese for dinner because i haven’t been to the grocery store in 10(?) days (girl) 

i went on my first official business trip today (woman) / my dad paid for my gas (girl) (ps thanks dad, plz don’t cut me off)

more to come. i was going to write one more metaphor about being 25 and use the word juxtaposition but i wasn’t sure if i was using it right. ok goodnight. 

Girls season opening and closing scenes.

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Updated marriage equality map! Congrats Michigan!!


Updated marriage equality map! Congrats Michigan!!

(via nat-fab)

today i found joy in hearing the birds chirping when i opened the back door this morning. spring MIGHT just come this year.

and driving up to work and seeing workers out fixing pot holes. 

and in talking about girl scout cookies. and finding people who also love arbys. 

it’s the little things today.