Notations of a different kind

Bernadette. 20. Australia.
PTSD. Anxiety. MDD. OCD. Bulimia & Anorexia (recovered)
Cut Free Since: 16.06.11
Last Suicide Attempt: 01.10.11

You Are Beautiful. You Are Important. You Deserve To Smile. It will get better, I promise.

"Choosing to recover isn’t a one time decision.
It’s a choice I make every day.
It’s the choice I make to get out of bed
It’s the choice I make to clean my room
It’s the choice I make to be positive
It’s the choice I make to try and control what controls me.
It’s the choice to be healthy,
the choice to be happy
the choice to be free."
(via beautifullyworthyrecovered)

(via ariscebra)


"The importance of our connection, what it meant to find each other again, the way it made what happened to us and between us not be a waste, not be for nothing. He would know, he had to know, that not saying good-bye would be the worst end of all."
 Sara Zarr (via bornreadygeneration)
"I wish I’d done everything on Earth with you."
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via bornreadygeneration)
"In your life, you meet people. Some you never think about again. Some, you wonder what happened to them. There are some that you wonder if they ever think about you. And then there are some you wish you never had to think about again. But you do."
C.S. Lewis (via bornreadygeneration)
"Sometimes I see him as just another person, and sometimes I feel the sight of him in my gut, like a deep ache."
Veronica Roth  (via bornreadygeneration)
"I see you everywhere, in the stars, in the river, to me you’re everything that exists; the reality of everything."
 Virginia Woolf (via bornreadygeneration)
"What you are is a complicated girl with simple needs. You need your books and time to read, and you need a few friends and you need someone-not to take care of you, but to care for you. If you have all those things, you’ll always be alright."
 Brian Morton (via bornreadygeneration)
"I love you more than my own skin and even though you don’t love me the same way, you love me anyways, don’t you? And if you don’t, I’ll always have the hope that you do, and I’m satisfied with that. Love me a little. I adore you."
Frida Kahlo (via bornreadygeneration)
"I’m never gonna wait
that extra twenty minutes
to text you back,
and I’m never gonna play
hard to get
when I know your life
has been hard enough already.
When we all know everyone’s life
has been hard enough already
it’s hard to watch
the game we make of love,
like everyone’s playing checkers
with their scars,
saying checkmate
whenever they get out
without a broken heart."
Andrea Gibson (via bornreadygeneration)
"everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water.
and everyone you love is made of stardust
and I know sometimes you cannot even breathe deeply
and the night sky is no home
and you have cried yourself to sleep enough times that you are down to your last two percent
but nothing is infinite
not even loss.
you are made of the sea and the stars
and one day
you are going to find yourself again."
 F. Butler (via bornreadygeneration)
"If you should find yourself in a place that is indifferent to you and there is someone there that your spirit stretches to, then that person is kin."
Helen Oyeyemi (via bornreadygeneration)
"I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense."
Eve Ensler (via bornreadygeneration)
"When there’s something or someone, when there’s anything that makes you happy, you don’t let a continent or an ocean or an empty pocket keep you apart."
Dana Reinhardt (via bornreadygeneration)

(Source:, via bornreadygeneration)

"Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back."
Jennifer Elisabeth (via bornreadygeneration)

(Source:, via bornreadygeneration)