No Pain, No Jane
I am a very introverted person who enjoys spending time alone, but l do occasionally like to pop out of my bubble and meet other people. When l connect with people, l connect very deeply. I’m not very surface, l can’t cold talk. I always get straight to the core: l want to know what their biggest defeat is or such like.
Lykke Li (via nyu-tah)
First week of old-style ww points

I lost 8lb!!! WOW! Actually lighter than I’ve been in months as been hovering around the same point and failing to get below.

Well aware the first week is often water weight or something, but at least I lost! Sometimes when I’ve tried really hard with my food I don’t lose or only lose half a pound!

Not expecting this next week, might even sts, but it’s a good start at least!

The worst type of crying is when you are lying in bed, hands over your mouth. Your face scrunches up and you let out that first gasp. The tears are running down your face onto your pillow and you cry and cry so much that you can’t breathe. You ask whoever’s up there, “Why? Why me?” You sob, trying to gasp breaths in between without being loud. You have one hand on your heart and the other on your stomach because they both hurt. Eventually the tears stop flowing and you are left laying there, numb.
The worst type of crying (via dead-and-scarred)

Happy Esther Day!


Happy Esther Day!


Handwritten by whitepaperquotes contributor Hannah


Handwritten by whitepaperquotes contributor Hannah


I have a massive fear that no one actually likes me, rather everyone is just politely tolerating me hoping I leave them alone


i wish more people said that being single is normal

and you’re not going to meet and marry someone

and that’s fine

and if marriage happens, it happens. and it’s not the next big ticket to check off in life’s checklist

because not everyone meets someone they want to marry. and that’s normal

you’re not broken or unfulfilled if you are single

I am sick

Woke up yesterday with the start of a cold.

Today, it’s definitely a cold.

Sore throat and snotty nose (TMI? Sorry)

I would post a selfie, but no-one needs to see that stuff!

I tend to read a lot of YA fiction, and I'm only 22, but lately I've been feeling really judged over reading books from that genre. As though reading it is something I should have aged out of.


First of all, ignore the book snobs! I don’t think anyone should ‘age out’ of reading any kind of book. I suppose I have a ‘legit reason’ as I now work in children’s publishing, but I’ve been loving picture books, for example – the stories are cute, the illustrations are stunning and the authors and illustrators are incredibly talented people.

Did you know that 50% of YA readers are over 18? ‘Young adult’ now refers more to the age of its characters than the age of the readers – YA should be read by everyone. A good book is a good book. It’s always sad to see someone dismiss a book purely because it’s categorised as ‘young adult’ (but then we’re all guilty of doing this sometimes – I do it with the ‘fantasy’ genre, but I’m reading a fantasy novel at the moment and loving it, so I shouldn’t be so quick say something ‘isn’t for me’). YA is such a wide category that encompasses so many different writing styles and plots and genres. Keep on reading what you want to read! :)

Here’s some articles/blogposts that may help you feel better:
Why You Should Read YA Novels With Pride
Ten Reasons Why It’s Okay to Read YA
Why You’re Never Too Old to Read Children’s Books (one I wrote when I was worried I had ‘aged out’ of reading children’s books)
Why Adults Read YA
Why I Read YA

And you’ll find so many more like this.