To my girls who express themselves and speak their mind, who say what they feel, and wear their hearts on their sleeves, don’t change. The world needs your earnest authenticity and creativity.
You need to get over your past, and you need to get out of your own way.
The only thing that will matter in the end is whether we used our pain to give back to the world or simply take from it. The only thing that will leave us fulfilled will be whether we tried to be the best possible versions of ourselves.
Invest in fixing yourself. Invest in piecing yourself back together, so that you don’t fall apart at the hands of the next thing that you take a chance on.
They don’t care about superficial things like what you wear, how you look or how much money you make. They care about your heart, the life it has experienced, and the stories it has to tell.
You’re picky. Maybe you’re really picky. There’s nothing wrong with that. There’s courage in learning to be alone while waiting for the right person.
Your past is not your fault, but it is now your responsibility. You can’t go back in time, but you do get a second chance. Your past can only be understood by perspective, which you have in this present moment.
I understand how you think that true love is unconditional, it’s about being there for someone else, but you can’t always show up alone.
Look at your friend’s face when they’re talking to you. Watch the way their eyes brighten and how they smile, when they talk about something they care about.
When the cards don’t always work in your favor, when you find yourself at the losing end of a deal, when shit hits the fan, then that’s when the real you comes out.