A comforting text will never beat a hug. An emoji can’t replace hearing someone’s laughter.
Sometimes it is best to surround yourself with people who will love you unconditionally rather than the ones who will show you what love is yet will leave you like nothing happened.
But the truth is, it takes strength to admit you’re not okay. It takes a lot of courage to talk about what’s going on inside your head. The problem is admitting you’re not okay can make some people uncomfortable and people disconnect themselves from things that make them uncomfortable, unless they truly care.
“My girlfriend handles the bugs in the house. I simply scream.”
For now, we will cluster around the coffee table in our ridiculously themed costumes, play one more round Of Never Have I Ever, take one last swig of vodka and lemonade, and wish with all of our tipsy might that these nights will live forever.
When you surround yourself with people who love you, everything has purpose.
I think more often than not, people took my shyness as me thinking that I was too good to be part of the group. And maybe this is just a part of the paranoia aspect of having anxiety, but either way, these reactions made me want to crawl even deeper into my shell and never come out.
The reality is, you’re not lagging behind. You’re just taking a different road.
Do not ever try and force someone to be a part of your life. If they wanted to be there, they would be.
Being his best friend, I have seen him at his darkest and I have seen him on top of the world, but never as happy as he is when he’s with you.