There are ways to consciously become a more likeable person without ever having to sacrifice who you really are. There’s a way to be self-aware and authentic.
The answer is not so much that you have some kind of jerk magnet attached to your forehead, but more to do with self sabotaging feelings and beliefs you may be carrying around without realizing it.
Closeness. We reserve feelings of companionship for those with Serious Companions, but having a partner you may or may not have for life is not the only thing that guarantees a close connection with another human being. Soulmates are not only found in romantic relationships.
Not only have you lost relationships and dealt with heartbreak, but you’ve experienced loving someone else. You now understand that you aren’t limited to getting just one love in this lifetime.
I can’t answer your calls without giving you parts of me. Parts of me that don’t belong to you anymore.
Not wanting to define a relationship doesn’t make you “chill” — not being afraid of having one does.
Set timers on your phone during which you minimize all distractions (social media, email, etc) and aim to get as much done as possible in ten, twenty, or thirty minute increments.
Name it independence.
I feel sad for the girl I was before I traveled. Not because of the travel in itself, per say, but I wish I could tell that girl that there’s a bigger world out there.
We tell people we’ve left because we wanted different things or we didn’t have enough in common or it wasn’t fun anymore but what those all boil down to is this: it hurt less to run than to buckle down and do the work.