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    thottie:

    i want to go to ohio

    (Source: gincarlo, via vseanong)

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    dingyack:

    sillyvonne:

    Its so crazy how everything and everyone (ok, most things and most people) are pretty much the same, if not, physically bigger or have gained some kind of achievement like a job or grad school. And its awfully strange for me to connect with these old friends because i have changed so much in…

    honestly, even though i haven’t traveled abroad (omg i still don’t have a passport), i know exactly how you feel. it’s a strain for me every time i visit the bay area because of everything you just stated. im glad someone else understands that mentality now. it’s really something I’ve felt since high school. especially more so after moving to seattle.

    i think it’s always a better risk to take care of your own personal growth first. expanding your mind will always lead to a more fulfilled life. you’ll find lifelong friends along the way. maybe you’ll meet other travelers over the years every few months or so and gain their friendship like that.

    my standpoint is if you have the opportunity and courage to do something different, then do it. break from the mold and be your own person. responsibly, but still be your own person.

    thank you, diana. i don’t hear that very often and if i do, it’s still not on the same understanding level. i’m glad you gave me your insight and will definitely think about things more.

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    Its so crazy how everything and everyone (ok, most things and most people) are pretty much the same, if not, physically bigger or have gained some kind of achievement like a job or grad school. And its awfully strange for me to connect with these old friends because i have changed so much in character and perspective that i cant relate on the same level with them. Its very discouraging because they have been doing the same things and living in the same place, and are very happy with where there are, but i see little to no personal growth. Only one of my friends stand out to me in terms of very noticeable personal growth. Other than that, nothing has changed. But i have.

    Im battling between looking for a job in socal, where i have so many connections and feel productive and outgoing, and looking for an opportunity in another country to live in, where i’ll learn another way of life. I know that going back to socal means going back to the same hobbies and routine for the most part, and reconnecting with/making new friends, so its definitely a place i’d call home. But if im abroad, i know i’d be expanding my mind like crazy, like i did before in the past year, and of course traveling like crazy. But i wont be able to experience that with lifelong friends, which i do fear of losing (mental and emotional connection-wise) these friends, and we wont be there for each other’s experiences and personal growth. I think thats one of the toughest parts with living abroad, for me at least. No one at home will ever completely understand what i’ve gone through, what i’ve seen, and the thought processes and emotions i felt. Thats understandable because they werent there, but its also crucial because thats who i am now.

    Thus my procrastinating with “job hunting” has been stretching further and further. The more i realize things from being back in norcal and socal, the more i think about things and my personal direction. I need money and freedom right now to comfortably and critically think about my next step(s). But i’ll be stuck at home for a while, where i feel a bit more restricted. As of now, sounds like time (or lots of time) will tell.

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    Oct

    "I’m 36 and I am at a really good place in my life right now. And when I was your age, in college, I wasn’t. So don’t you let anyone tell you that college or your 20’s should automatically be the best part of your life, or that growing up and being an adult means everything goes downhill. That’s bullshit. I am so happy right now as a middle-aged person. That’s totally a thing. So don’t worry about growing up."

    - My chemistry professor today, just out of the blue. I thought it was really apropos for all college-aged individuals. (via pineapplemountain)

    (via jesuskitten)

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    8
    Oct
    unicef:

“Everyone is on their guard, including the medical personnel”
Dr. Elhadj Bah is a doctor at Donka Hospital, and has been serving in the Ebola treatment center since the outbreak of the disease. He is one of the few specialists on infectious disease in Guinea.
Q: Where were you when you first heard of Ebola?
A: I was at the hospital, working in the Infectious Diseases ward. 
Q: What were your first thoughts when you heard of the outbreak?
A: I was very surprised by the news, wondering where this could have been from. Knowing that there is no medicine, I was quite pessimistic at the beginning, thinking that we’re all doomed.
Q: What changes did you observe in the hospital in general?
A:  Hygiene measures are taken very seriously now. The use of bleach and chlorine has exponentially increased, and visitors were required to wash their hands before entering the hospital grounds. Everyone is on their guard, including the medical personnel. Many doctors even abandoned the hospital. At the onset, some doctors believed that this is a disease that had come to ravage the medical personnel so many doctors ‘scurried away’ and were nowhere to be seen for a long time. 
Q: Did Ebola change the day to day functioning of your work?
A:  Yes, it changed many things. The relationship between the doctors and the patients has changed a lot, people are much more careful. For instance, before the outbreak, the doctors would seldom wear protective gloves during examinations, and now it’s systematic. Additionally, we’ve received lots of attention as a result of this disease, and there were several interview requests. The collaboration with the partners has improved as well.

    unicef:

    “Everyone is on their guard, including the medical personnel”

    Dr. Elhadj Bah is a doctor at Donka Hospital, and has been serving in the Ebola treatment center since the outbreak of the disease. He is one of the few specialists on infectious disease in Guinea.

    Q: Where were you when you first heard of Ebola?

    A: I was at the hospital, working in the Infectious Diseases ward.

    Q: What were your first thoughts when you heard of the outbreak?

    A: I was very surprised by the news, wondering where this could have been from. Knowing that there is no medicine, I was quite pessimistic at the beginning, thinking that we’re all doomed.

    Q: What changes did you observe in the hospital in general?

    A:  Hygiene measures are taken very seriously now. The use of bleach and chlorine has exponentially increased, and visitors were required to wash their hands before entering the hospital grounds. Everyone is on their guard, including the medical personnel. Many doctors even abandoned the hospital. At the onset, some doctors believed that this is a disease that had come to ravage the medical personnel so many doctors ‘scurried away’ and were nowhere to be seen for a long time.

    Q: Did Ebola change the day to day functioning of your work?

    A:  Yes, it changed many things. The relationship between the doctors and the patients has changed a lot, people are much more careful. For instance, before the outbreak, the doctors would seldom wear protective gloves during examinations, and now it’s systematic. Additionally, we’ve received lots of attention as a result of this disease, and there were several interview requests. The collaboration with the partners has improved as well.

    (via pubhealth)

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    mystikkal:

aniggainrio:

After a 20-minute flight over the city of New York, Stephen Wiltshire, diagnosed with autism, draws the whole town with only his memory.


Wow.

    mystikkal:

    aniggainrio:

    After a 20-minute flight over the city of New York, Stephen Wiltshire, diagnosed with autism, draws the whole town with only his memory.

    Wow.

  9. 57156
    7
    Oct

    "Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer."

    - (via kristeene)

    (Source: thedailypozitive, via mystikkal)

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    Oct

    atraversso:

    Nature by SamAlive

    Please don’t delete the link to the photographers/artists, thanks!

    (via thesimplecity)

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