Never allow those who are jaded to try and jade you. Keep your head high and your expectations even higher.
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I used to take being underestimated as an insult. Until I saw it for what it was. Just a clear reflection of my own behavior.
You are expected to do all of those things that mostly contradict each other, to be walking down on many different paths at once, while they are all leading in different directions and they are only rarely crossing each other.
We are far too often oblivious to our own beauty, both inner and outer. You see, we don’t see the grace or power that we emanate as we walk through this complicated world.
This moment taught me to fall in love with the person I actually was, not some persona that I tried and failed to be.
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.