My name is Marisa. I'm twenty years young.

"She fell. She hurt. She lived. And for all the tumble of her experiences, she still had hope."

"I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.”
— Joshua Graham (via outdoor-anarchy)
"So I kept reading, just to stay alive. In fact, I’d read two or three books at the same time, so I wouldn’t finish one without being in the middle of another — anything to stop me from falling into the big, gaping void. You see, books fill the empty spaces. If I’m waiting for a bus, or am eating alone, I can always rely on a book to keep me company. Sometimes I think I like them even more than people. People will let you down in life. They’ll disappoint you and hurt you and betray you. But not books. They’re better than life.”
— Marc Acito, How I Paid for College (via observando)