What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
You’re picky about who you date. Your ability to set standards stems from you’re ability to be alone when you refuse to lower them.
Because the more you gamble on people, the more you lose but if you gamble on God, you’ll always be a winner.
Chances are, you are wondering where the hell he is or whether or not he would still be able to find you.
I didn’t have the strength to act like his puppet anymore, but I didn’t have the strength to break up with him either.
If you have a list, burn it. The only nonnegotiable should be heart.
It probably shouldn’t surprise me that Bill Clinton has mastered the dad joke by now, but it doesn’t make it any less funny when he proves that he’s more than just a past president — he’s a father, too.
I don’t want to be burned anymore. I don’t want to keep hurting. I don’t want to keep allowing myself stand to the side while everyone else takes center stage. I keep getting shot at. I keep getting punched. Yet still I smile. Still I say please and thank you. Still, I give.
If someone loves you, they’ll love you. They’ll love you in all the ways you need. They’ll love you in all the ways they know how. They’ll love you, and prove this love, over and over because they don’t want to lose you. That’s real love.
You think that every person who comes into your life is meant to be your lover.
If I told you I was under the impression there was a divorce coming, I’m sure you wouldn’t believe me, but that’s how I justified it.
I was at my wit’s end. Suffocated with all the negativity that surrounds me.
I couldn’t believe that you did that, sing to me in a crowded place. I never thought that you could be brave enough to do that.
Don’t get me wrong: I am delighted by the prospect of bringing a new life into the world. I expect to make endless compromises as I adjust to the life-changing milestone that is parenthood. But I refuse to become entirely selfless as I embark on this whole motherhood journey.
When you’re a person who sees ghosts, build your own safe place.
This girl decided to use her prom dress to make a statement: more specifically, to show that Black lives matter.
He’s manipulative, darling, the only problem with you is him.
Date someone who holds your hand in public, introduces you as his girlfriend, changes his relationship status, and posts silly couple pictures on his profiles.
You’re not unworthy of love, you just haven’t been appreciated well enough yet.
The lovers in front of me exchange vows as I remember I’ve never been to a church with someone I love.
I’ll always be a work in progress but I’ll always be enough for the one who truly cares.
The bathroom that doesn’t look like a bathroom because it’s not my bathroom anyway selfie. We all did it. At least a dozen times.
I used to know everything about you. I used to know the meaning behind your every smile
I might hyperventilate beforehand, I might cry myself to sleep the night before, but that doesn’t matter. All that matters is that there are going to be days when I have the energy to push myself to do something terrifying. There are going to be days when I silence my anxiety for long enough to really live.
“Three Tater Tots long and the circumference of one.”
We’re all egotistic, each and every of one us, until we’re slapped repeatedly in the face by this thing called life. It happens again and again because we don’t learn. We blame our circumstances, and we blame each other.
Take Action NOW A life of meaning becomes apparent by stepping up to play a greater version of your life. Commitment and passion are essential to living a complete life.
Sometimes outside validation does nothing for you when you feel worthless on the inside.
He keeps liking your pictures, because it’s a low-key way to bring attention to himself. Because it doesn’t take any actual effort on his part. Because he knows that it’ll have you thinking about him all day long, even though he only thought about you for the two seconds it took to click the heart button.
If dating today were like Legends of a Hidden Temple On Nickelodeon, getting someone to admit they like you and want to be in a relationship is like the final round of the temple run.
Often how busy we think we are magnifies how overwhelmed we feel. That is, the stories we tell ourselves about life can dramatically effect our stress levels.
You’re playing with the girl who doesn’t need you. She’s enough on her own, and she knows it. If you’re thinking she will ever shed a tear for you, you can think again.
You can’t help but blame yourself because there must have been something that you did wrong.
Because when someone loves you—it’s not about them trying to fix you, change you, or fall in love by a certain time. There aren’t rules, aren’t guidelines, aren’t ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts.’ Love is something that comes naturally.
In an ego-based relationship, you will never feel like you are enough, and that’s why you keep taking from each other.
When it’s over, when your body is freed, you feel foreign in your own skin. Your body isn’t your body anymore; it’s contaminated, destroyed.
Being unconventional is not always easy, but it is definitely rewarding.
How can single Generation X black women who want love and companionship form normal, functioning loving relationships with a group of emotionally stunted men who are intent on living a second adolescence?
You miss the shelter he provided, the umbrella when it rained, the kitchen connoisseur, the sunlight in the morning. He was the structure, and you were the glue.
16. If you want something to happen, focus on doing it.
Being someone who I shouldn’t be is wrong and honestly it took me a lot of time to realize it. Shame on me. I wanted to be noticed, I don’t know why.
Rape only validates the lack of self-worth I already had, but many have told me that it’s up to me to change the thoughts and that I have a choice whether or not to believe them.
“Jonas!” she hissed as a smile of yellowed teeth broke out across her face. “Do you have it?”
Friendships end and people grow apart, forgive yourself for that.
You feel more vulnerable than you ever have before. But only because you’ve found someone who knows you and understands you more deeply and more profoundly than anyone else ever has.
Try not to be judgmental. We all want happiness, even if we don’t know what that looks like.
I sit down to write an essay and I delete every word. My brain has been a trash bag lately.
The sad thing is, no matter how good or kind or gentle you are, there are going to be people out there who would like to do nothing more than to tear you down.
The opposite of butterflies
is the hive, dead in your stomach.
Love someone breathlessly, recklessly, senselessly, until you don’t.