Your friend not only gets the snail mail, and the shout out on Instagram, but you send them a present and a text and you celebrate with them as much as you can even if that celebration doesn’t include a plane ticket.
Things don’t just go in a perfectly straight line. Sometimes we zig-zag all over the place. And you know what? That’s okay. That’s actually way more normal.
I’ve always been the one who’s waits. Waiting for him to notice. Waiting for him to change. Waiting for the stars to align.
There’s always a new technique, a slightly different way of moving your legs or your arms or your torso. A way of becoming more efficient with your running or less likely to get injured.
“It felt like the softer blow, you know? I thought maybe just fading out would make it less painful. But I think it just left her confused and me looking like the asshole. Maybe I was.”
“We’re fighting because you’re a moron.”
In life, annoying stuff happens that you won’t be able to control, and there’s no use stewing over something that couldn’t be avoided.
Sexual harassment is about power. People in power often abuse it. Seeing as we are in a patriarchal society, many of the harassers are male. Male readers: don’t get it twisted. You too can be sexually harassed.
What do you even call them? Oh, that person I was talking to and we had a thing, but then we stopped talking and stopped having a thing? Sure, that just slides off the tongue with such ease!
You aren’t afraid of looking foolish.