I'm 24 years old and the only thing I am good at is school. And head stands.

 

One year from now

I’ll be living in one of the following places:

  • Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Omaha, NE
  • Madison, WI
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Wichita, KS
  • Portland, OR
  • Chapel Hill area, NC

That’s just crazy to even think about

susemoji:

on the ice bucket challenge

queenofcorgis:

nofunphillips:

my dad died from ALS when i was 3 years old. he was 36. my mom was 33. that was 30 years ago. now i’m the same age my mom was when my dad died. and there is still no cure for ALS. 

this is what happens when you have ALS: your muscles slowly stop working, one part at a time. for my dad, first he couldn’t use one of his hands. then his arm. then the other arm. then he couldn’t walk. then he couldn’t stand up. then he couldn’t talk. then he couldn’t swallow. then he couldn’t breathe. then he was dead.

this all took about two years. he was diagnosed when i was about one year old. the only memories i have about my dad are of an inert body in a wheelchair or lying in a bed with a bunch of tubes stuck into it. as i was learning to talk, he was losing the ability to speak. as i was learning to walk, he stopped being able to move. my mom often had to choose between who she was going to help go to the bathroom at any given moment: her husband or her toddler.

after my dad died, my mom took over the philadelphia chapter of the ALS association. it consisted of a shoebox full of notecards with names on it. now it is a multi-million dollar organization with a large staff. she is still in charge. my mom is one of the most amazing people on the planet, basically.

these past couple weeks have been mind-boggling. i have openly wept watching so many of these videos. i still don’t completely get how all of this has happened, but now we live in a world in which lil wayne and taylor swift and oprah and justin timberlake and weird al and bill gates talk about ALS. my mom just emailed me this sentence: “lebron james ice bucket challenge.” i mean, IS THIS REAL LIFE?! i just keep saying over and over: holy shit. holy shit. holy shit.

so far, it has raised over 10 million dollars… and counting. my mom has spent every single day of her life for the past three decades trying to get this kind of attention and funds for this disease.

i don’t care if it’s a stupid gimmick. i don’t care if people are just doing this because it’s trendy or because they want pats on the back. i don’t care if it’s the new harlem shake. i don’t care if for the rest of my life, when i talk about ALS, i have to say “you know, the ice bucket disease.”

please, everybody, please keep pouring buckets of ice over your heads. please keep donating money. please keep talking about this.

my mom’s chapter:

http://www.alsphiladelphia.org/ 

p.s. the only reason i haven’t done my own ice bucket challenge yet is because i wanted to do it with my mom. we’re seeing each other next week, so it will happen then, i promise.

Think about this next time you think it’s just a stupid gimick

It is possible to know all about doctrine and yet not know Jesus. The soul is in danger when knowledge of doctrine outsteps intimate touch with Jesus

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for his Highest (John 10:3)

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Cabin Weekend

You guys, my friends are so fun. I wish this could be every weekend

sometimes i legitimately forget that i can create my own posts in this tumblrsphere

the ONE time my hair looked good and this is the picture i took?

the ONE time my hair looked good and this is the picture i took?

latenightseth:

Late Night photographer Lloyd Bishop snapped this incredible portrait of St. Vincent, who sat in with the 8G Band this week!

latenightseth:

Late Night photographer Lloyd Bishop snapped this incredible portrait of St. Vincent, who sat in with the 8G Band this week!

pipers reaction to polly and larry is my reaction to polly and larry 

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I have just decided that this is now primarily a Matthew Gray Gubler appreciation blog.

I have just decided that this is now primarily a Matthew Gray Gubler appreciation blog.

gelopanda:

sydneychante:

thechanelmuse:

Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

Don’t you just love this?

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS OMFG