Kirk. twenty-two, existential narcissist. I make gifs and fall in love with strangers on the internet. This is my bittersweet symphony.

the metaphor

trwa s/s 2014

why are people asking to be part of the “crop top movement”? Just do it. You don’t need anyone’s permission to feel great in your skin.

I literally never make my bed in the morning, I’ll change my sheets every week but it’s usually just me rolling in and out. And I do find myself crawling back into bed when I’m tired of studying or I’m thinking too much about too many things. 

On making your bed


Is it strange that your advice to start by making your bed brought tears to my eyes? Being suicidal is basically the most difficult thing I’ve had to live with (pun slightly intended) and the simplicity of that first step… it just hit home. Thank you.

It may seem simple, but making your bed is quietly one of the most important daily rituals a person can have. I promise, it will change your life. I know that sounds like hyperbole, but it’s not. Those of you who already do it know exactly what I mean.

First and foremost, making your bed forces you to get out of it. That’s not necessarily a small feat, especially if you’re suffering from depression. Not only are you out of bed, but you can’t get back in. It’s a line of demarcation that officially starts your day.

More than that, though, it’s a ceremonial act of respect for oneself. It’s a deliberate measure of control that you can always take, even when the rest of your life is complete and utter chaos.

Do it. Every damn morning. It only takes a minute, but it will have a cascading effect that subtly improves everything else about the rest of your day, right up to the moment when you get to crawl back in to a well made bed at night.

When I think of all the truly successful people I’ve known in my life, the ones who really have their shit together, all of them — every last one — routinely make their beds every single morning. This is not a coincidence.



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