Oahu was such a beautiful place. I had so many “wow moments” with the lively beaches, bright blue skies, clear ocean, sea turtles, roosters (yes they ran around everywhere), geckos, paddle boarding in the deep ocean when I could barely swim, hiking Diamond Head, hibiscus lemon, yummy Japanese and Hawaiian food, Pearl Harbor, mountains that never seemed to end, hawaiian accents, Aloha Stadium, and the best shaved ice. This was by far the best trip of my life, and saying that it was amazing would be an understatement.

Anonymous asked: Thanks so much! And good luck in LA! When do you move down?

Thank you!! Around sept 27

From that moment on, I knew things would never be the same again.

Anonymous asked: any advice on how to get into ucla? essay?grades?any will do :D

hmm I would say that the key to the essay portion is showing perseverance, not writing a sob story. Show that overcoming an obstacle helped you grow and motivated you. I’m not sure about advice for grades, because I think the main reason why I got in was my essay portion.. But just do your best, do extracurriculars, and don’t stress. you’ll be okay! :)

Camp was so so so so fun this year! LST, family group parent, night hikes at 1am, staying up and going delirious, square dancing and laughing for an hour straight, down time, boot camp, messing with people as they slept, late night mahjong, leading campfire, and the most touching vespers. Definitely made the best of my last west trip.(:

Camp was so so so so fun this year! LST, family group parent, night hikes at 1am, staying up and going delirious, square dancing and laughing for an hour straight, down time, boot camp, messing with people as they slept, late night mahjong, leading campfire, and the most touching vespers. Definitely made the best of my last west trip.(:

"

Isn’t it beautiful?

How we find God
when we lose
ourselves?

Isn’t He beautiful?

The Creator of
the stars and
you and I.

"

Aisha Iqbal (via asoulsearch)

i love bad girls club hahahaha

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"

do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
how your breath stopped short in your chest
the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze
the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue.
your eyes never left the floor that day.
you were 13.

you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
apologies littering every other sentence,
words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years.
i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious.
all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard
for 3 minutes
for 10 minutes
for 2 hours
forever.

there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
mostly because they can’t handle their own.

but you will never be
and have never been
“too much.”

"

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"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."
- Proverbs 4:23

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"The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention."

Rachel Naomi Remen (via dividedways)

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Although today didn’t end on a good note, it was a blessed day and I could never forget it.

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"Why do you put your self esteem in the hands of complete strangers?"

Helena Bonham Carter (via qoldlush)

this is really powerful. wow.

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