Music Monday 13.4.2015: Bigger On the Inside

I'm feeling emotional. My life has been incredible lately; moving into a new place with my mom and my cats, meeting (and falling head over heels for) a new man, having cancer, Crohn's and other terrifying illnesses ruled out as the cause of my severe abdominal pain.

Life has been hard, too. The chronic pain, for one. Losing my father and my brother. Coming to terms with my worsening disability. 

So Bigger On the Inside, Amanda Palmer's new song and first Patreon project really resonates with me. My favourite lines:

And I am tired of explaining 
And of seeing so much hating 
In the very same safe haven 
Where I used to just see helping 

I've been drunk and skipping dinner 
Eating skin from off my fingers 
And I tried to call my brother 
But he no longer exists 

I keep forgetting to remember 
That he would have been much prouder 
If he saw me shake these insults off 
Instead of getting bitter.... 

I am bigger on the inside 
But you have to come inside to see me 
Otherwise you're only hating 
Other people's low-res copies

Hold Yourself To Your Dreams: Link Love 3.4.2015

TGIF! How was your week? The highlight of mine was spending a glorious, romantic 20 hours in downtown Toronto with my boyfriend. Swoon. I can't wait until we live in the same city. (Totally side-eying you lucky non-LDR couples!).

Links for you:

The 2 most important people in your life to hold you to your dreams. This post from Veronica Varlow really motivates me to keep working toward everything I desire.

Angry Cat Dad and his kittens will totally make your day.

♥ Viola Davis is an Academy Award- nominated actor and has raised more than $4.5 million for Hunger Is... But there's more to her story 
"I was always so hungry and ashamed, I couldn't tap into my potential. I couldn't get at the business of being me."
True Story: I Have Narcolepsy.

OMG I love this: If Stanley Tucci were your boyfriend.
If Stanley Tucci were your boyfriend, you would own a good cheese knife. Nothing pretentious. You wouldn’t need a whole set. Just one. But it would be perfect, and you would never have trouble sliding Camembert pieces off of it. You would be the kind of person who invests in small, good, useful things. You would treat yourself with compassion, and you would never eat Cheetos in the shower.
Keep this quote in mind. And this one

Women are bloody sick of your hangups with our bodies. Periods are a natural part of most women's lives. Deal with it.

14 problems only women with thick thighs understand. I've got great gams, but I could do without chub rub, thanks!

Enjoy your long weekend! 

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