The problem with putting people on a pedestal is that we sometimes take ourselves off it.
Promise not to take us for granted. Promise to nurture, and to work on our love always.
Spoiler alert: life is hard and messy. It’s also lovely and beautiful. Stop worrying about some deadline you’ve made up in your head or one that someone else, that’s not going through what you’re going through, has tried to push your way.
These standards we are putting on dating these days – while entertaining in the form of memes and Instagram posts – are not realistic for the majority of people.
I used to be you. I was young, I was a dreamer, I wanted the fairytale life, but instead I paved the way for many let downs.
I’ve chosen a life of adventure, of trips that transform my very notion of being alive
Free yourself from the expectations for your next night out, your next date or your next day at work – as long as nothing is expected, there’s nothing for it to live up to, thus giving it endless potential to be nothing short of spectacular.
It’s not because you’re lazy, or forgetful, or made a mistake. It’s because you overlooked this little thing. Which builds into bigger things, which suddenly becomes an attitude of nonchalance.
If I’m excited about something, if I accomplish something, I’m going to celebrate. I’m going to toast myself and if you can’t toast with me, no champagne for you.
It may feel scary but that’s because it will feel real. The relationship won’t always be red roses and ice cream cakes