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Becca Martin

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A love that is born is loneliness is not a love that is destined for growth. The roots are weak and longevity is hopeless. When you don’t have a strong, sturdy base you don’t have anything.

You get up because you know you have to. You get up because you don’t want people to worry because you think that’s what being strong is. You tell your friends everything is fine, you laugh with them and you go out to eat with them. You act like nothing in the world is bothering you.

Be honest, you’re not really putting your volunteer work on social media to show people that you care, you’re putting it up there so people can comment and talk about how wonderful you are for spending two hours picking up trash while you were probably miserable the whole time.

You’re fully convinced that your life is so much better than other people’s, that you’re so much more superior than they are because of X, Y and Z. You put other down so much that you convince yourself you’re so great when you’re just ignoring the fact that you’re fucking miserable.

People put being in a relationship on a pedestal. People act like if you are single that there must be something wrong with you, that you must not be enough, that you are unlovable, but all of that is bullshit.

It’s okay if you don’t know what you’re doing with yourself and your life, it’s okay if you’ve messed up in your past because your past doesn’t define you and neither do your mistakes. You are so much more than the decisions you used to make.

Sometimes you just can’t fix all the broken pieces, no matter how much you want to save them. Sometimes things are too crushed and damaged to be put back together because not everything that’s broken is meant to be fixed.

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