You analyze your life by comparing it to everyone else’s around you, rather than looking at it as its own independent experience.
I need more for myself. I know that if I’m going to grow into the person I want to be, then I have to leave. There’s no way around it.
Your power comes from acknowledging it, from looking this uncertainty directly in the eye and understanding it for what it is. It is something that makes you uncomfortable, something that makes you panicky and scared, something that gives you anxiety in every situation.
There was a time when going out was everything. You had to be at every party, every picnic, every date night, and every outing on the social calendar.
Don’t be afraid to brag. Be proud of what you have done. If you’re anything like the people I graduated with, you’re capable of great things.
Almost everybody is making it up as they go along.
You should have the belief that there is no right way to do this, no specific timeline that your twenties must follow. That as long as you’re working hard, challenging yourself, fostering your relationships, and walking through your life awake, that you’re doing your twenties right.
You marry the person who makes you love how very human you are. The one who thinks you’re at your most beautiful in the morning, who watches you discover the first signs of aging on your face and then points to their own laugh lines, reassuring you that you’ll develop the rest of them together.
I am terrified of leaving promises unfulfilled, plane tickets unused, hearts unsure if I loved them.
I’m your best friend. Or at least, I was. Now I’m just in your way.