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Holly Riordan

Aspiring science fiction author. Dog owner. Neil Patrick Harris fangirl.

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You’ve fallen behind in life. You haven’t reached half of your minor goals, but your friends are already within grasp of their wildest dreams. Everyone else is ahead of you. You’re not good enough. You’ll never be good enough.

Don’t compare yourself to others. Only compare your current self to your past self. That’s what I would say if I were a better person. But I’m not. I’m jealous and selfish and obsessive. I don’t want to be better than the old me. I want to be better than you.

I’m sorry you’re in love with a girl with such heavy baggage. Before I met you, I thought love was an elaborate lie. You’ve changed my mind, but that change didn’t happen wholly. I still have doubts. Not because of you. Because of me. Because of my past.

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