We were just two young girls, unaware of a lot of cruel things in the world, and naively believing that we were soul sisters.
When looking through countless definitions I found things like: showing affection towards another person, or being attached to someone. What I have grown to realize is that love is different for every person.
It’s funny how much an animal can teach us about love.
I used to think that it was important to accept people if I loved them. Well acceptance is important, but I now no longer accept people’s shitty behavior.
Be hungry for love, but don’t be thirsty about it. In short: get into a relationship because you want to be with that one person, and not just because you want to be in any relationship.
Know that it is okay to not know everything. And believe that you have a promising career ahead of you, because you do. So, don’t fret too much and just stay true to yourself in whatever you do. And most importantly, have your own dream and live it; don’t buckle under the pressure of someone else’ dream. That’s not you and you will never enjoy doing it for long.
Challenge the norm – what if you didn’t get married at 23 like you planned? What if you went back to school at 29? Everything we’re brought up to believe, is it really for *you*?
You’ve grown secure in your own insecurity. Feeling self-conscious is not a state of mind that magically fades away as we morph into adults. On the contrary, often our twenties are some of the most uncertain, insecure, and hesitant years of our lives. But learning how to accept your sense of discomfort and then continue working hard and chasing after you want anyway is one of the surest signs that you are truly coming into your own.
Maybe it’s possible that, no matter what I choose, it will be right because I will make it right. But we can’t look for clues in the present as though they’ve been left here by the future; there is no invisible sign pointing us in the right direction.
I never quite understood why girls traveled in packs in high school; whether it was to get a snack at the vending machine or to say “hi” to a boy at the opposite side of the room.