You no longer try to impress others, you just want to impress yourself. You feel happier that you’re not looking for someone’s approval or validation, you’re not waiting for someone to give you a pat on the back for doing things right and you’re not waiting for someone to make you feel like you matter or that you are important.
I’m happy knowing that there’s a world out there in which you and I could have been outrageously, tremendously happy.
You are where you are supposed to be right now. And if you’re not happy with something? Change it.
If it’s love, it’s unpredictable. I realized that if I wanted to have deep, loving relationships, I had to give up a particular outcome. I had to let it be out of my control.
“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.”
I wish I could say that you were only my 3 AM thoughts,
but you’re more than tears on a pillow
when I’ve listened to too many sad songs.
I realized that I love being messy, I like chaos, I like things that don’t have to be spectacular as long as they mesmerize me. I realized that I don’t have to like things that sparkle because I found a way to shine anyway. I found my light when I left your darkness.
“I am happy being alone. I feel free.”
You may think it was a tough decision, but it was actually pretty simple. I didn’t want to be swayed by the crowd and didn’t really have a solid idea of the career path I wanted to head down. University just didn’t reel me in.
Remember the determined young person you used to be. And believe in yourself again.