Violet Vegan

”I’ve never felt anything like it—the passion, the pain—all of it. And even though it feels like it’s killing you, at the same time it reminds you that you’re still alive.” 
—Hollie Seals

”I’ve never felt anything like it—the passion, the pain—all of it. And even though it feels like it’s killing you, at the same time it reminds you that you’re still alive.” 

—Hollie Seals

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!!!!Good morning, world! I’ve been on quite the personal journey at of late. I can’t believe it’s been 48 days since I last checked in. Wow! It’s so nice to join all you Tumblr folks again and to reconnect with my faithful and dedicated followers! I’ve truly missed you all!
I’ve learned quite a bit lately about life, love, friendship, time, success, destiny, fate, wants, needs, failure, heartbreak, humans, simplicity, and so many other things. More of anything, though, I’ve learned a lot about myself. About pain. And about people.
However, I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve BACK! And you’ll be seeing a lot more of me lately, which I’m really looking forward to. What’s up with you all? How are things going? What have you learned in life lately? Feel free to shoot me a message! I’d love to chat! Don’t be shy!!!!
XOXO

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!!!!

Good morning, world! I’ve been on quite the personal journey at of late. I can’t believe it’s been 48 days since I last checked in. Wow! It’s so nice to join all you Tumblr folks again and to reconnect with my faithful and dedicated followers! I’ve truly missed you all!

I’ve learned quite a bit lately about life, love, friendship, time, success, destiny, fate, wants, needs, failure, heartbreak, humans, simplicity, and so many other things. More of anything, though, I’ve learned a lot about myself. About pain. And about people.

However, I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve BACK! And you’ll be seeing a lot more of me lately, which I’m really looking forward to. What’s up with you all? How are things going? What have you learned in life lately? Feel free to shoot me a message! I’d love to chat! Don’t be shy!!!!

XOXO

THE ULTIMATE IGNORANCE IS THE REJECTION OF SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT AND REFUSE TO INVESTIGATE.

THE ULTIMATE IGNORANCE IS THE REJECTION OF SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT AND REFUSE TO INVESTIGATE.

“I’d like to repeat the advice that I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. 

If you want to get more out of life, Ron, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty. And so, Ron, in short, get out of Salton City and hit the Road. I guarantee you will be very glad you did. But I fear that you will ignore my advice. You think that I am stubborn, but you are even more stubborn than me. You had a wonderful chance on your drive back to see one of the greatest sights on earth, the Grand Canyon, something every American should see at least once in his life. But for some reason incomprehensible to me you wanted nothing but to bolt for home as quickly as possible, right back to the same situation which you see day after day after day. I fear you will follow this same inclination in the future and thus fail to discover all the wonderful things that God has placed around us to discover. 

Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time, Ron, and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.

You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.

My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.” 
― Jon Krakauer, “Into the Wild”

“I’d like to repeat the advice that I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

If you want to get more out of life, Ron, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty. And so, Ron, in short, get out of Salton City and hit the Road. I guarantee you will be very glad you did. But I fear that you will ignore my advice. You think that I am stubborn, but you are even more stubborn than me. You had a wonderful chance on your drive back to see one of the greatest sights on earth, the Grand Canyon, something every American should see at least once in his life. But for some reason incomprehensible to me you wanted nothing but to bolt for home as quickly as possible, right back to the same situation which you see day after day after day. I fear you will follow this same inclination in the future and thus fail to discover all the wonderful things that God has placed around us to discover.

Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time, Ron, and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.

You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.

My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.”
― Jon Krakauer, “Into the Wild”

“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.” 
― Jonathan Safran Foer

“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.” 

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.” 
― Dodie Smith

“Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.” 

― Dodie Smith

“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.” 
― Jon Katz
“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” 

― Muhammad Ali

“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.” 

― Jon Katz

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” 

― Muhammad Ali

“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.” 

― Oscar Wilde

“The more you believe in the power of thought, and the more you listen to your breath, the greater changes you can create in your life.” 
― Stig Åvall Severinsen

“The more you believe in the power of thought, and the more you listen to your breath, the greater changes you can create in your life.” 

― Stig Åvall Severinsen

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” 
― Hellen Keller

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” 

― Hellen Keller

“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” 
― Bernie S. Siegel

“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” 

― Bernie S. Siegel

GOOD MORNING, Tumblr!
“If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.” 
― Chad Sugg 

GOOD MORNING, Tumblr!

“If you’re reading this…

Congratulations, you’re alive.

If that’s not something to smile about,

then I don’t know what is.” 

― Chad Sugg 

Even positive people like myself have bad days and become irritated with everyone and everything. Today is just one of those days that I can’t wait to be over and done with. But, I try to remember this: when you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. And that’s the truth.
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” 

― Bram Stoker

Even positive people like myself have bad days and become irritated with everyone and everything. Today is just one of those days that I can’t wait to be over and done with. But, I try to remember this: when you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. And that’s the truth.

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” 

― Bram Stoker

This is pretty much what my bedroom looks like. Books stacked on the side of the bed and a lovely plant on my nightstand!
“We read to know that we are not alone.” 
― William Nicholson

This is pretty much what my bedroom looks like. Books stacked on the side of the bed and a lovely plant on my nightstand!

“We read to know that we are not alone.” 

― William Nicholson

“Sometimes it’s worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination.” 
― Richelle Mead

“Sometimes it’s worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination.” 

― Richelle Mead