My name is Malea. I am 20 years old, and I live in North Carolina. I am a junior in college, studying nursing and beginning work part time as a nanny. I love reading, writing, and studying the world. I love creative writing, and I love reading it even more :) Some of my favorite books are The Giver, the Harry Potter saga, the Divergent series, and Jane Eyre. Quite a mix, I know. I also have a love of the outdoors. I spend a lot of time hiking, trail running, playing sports like soccer and ultimate frisbee...basically if I'm outside, I'm usually in a good mood :) I also have to mention my fantastic boyfriend. The best cure for a lousy day is making dinner at his house and then kicking his butt in COD ;) Truly he is my favorite person. We may not always see eye to eye and we may have many different interests, but I wouldn't choose anyone else in the world to be the one I get to kiss and hold close. Nick is as sarcastic as he is sweet. One minute he's taunting and teasing me to the point of exasperation and the next he's pulling me close and reminding me with smiles and laughter why being his girlfriend is the biggest gift life could have presented me with so far. He is often my anchor in this stormy world.

Questions, comments or concerns? Send me a message! I'd love to talk :)




Open your eyes. Spread the word.

my sister told me to stop talking about it because it’s depressing

don’t turn your cheek on important things because it disturbs you. it still matters

on the ice bucket challenge


my dad died from ALS when i was 3 years old. he was 36. my mom was 33. that was 30 years ago. now i’m the same age my mom was when my dad died. and there is still no cure for ALS.

this is what happens when you have ALS: your muscles slowly stop working, one part at a…

There’s no place I’d rather be
Than on my surfboard out at sea
Lingering in the ocean blue
And If I had one wish come true
I’d surf till the sun sets
Beyond the horizon

(Source: riseoftheguardian)


I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.

If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.



this is literally what happens when a young adult starts working full time

This guy protects the galaxy 

that first comment^^

(Source: himynameistade)


Guys, please take care of yourselves. Eat if you haven’t eaten. Sleep if you need to. Take a mental health day. Do what you need to do. But put yourself first when necessary.


I’m going to thank every single one of you personally who reblogs this. This is important.


I’m going to thank every single one of you personally who reblogs this. This is important.

(Source: heavenis-a-lie)