You are allowed to fail because you are allowed to be human. You are not allowed to live a life with no failures because that would mean that you have failed by default.
As unsettling as it may be to watch, it is this commitment to realism that makes 13 Reasons Why essential viewing.
Sure, I still struggle, I still have manic episodes and can easily forget my strength – but in this tiny moment, when I know there is something unsettling within me – I am able to own it, know that I am safe, and find comfort that I will eventually figure things out.
Pain means that something was so great that it hurts so badly to lose. It means that if we are so lucky to have felt a love like this, something so rare in the spectrum of the universe, we did something right.
Stop associating love to pain, because that’s the root of all evil.
Because the more you gamble on people, the more you lose but if you gamble on God, you’ll always be a winner.
Some days you will have to allow yourself to feel, so that someday, you will allow yourself to heal.
Toxic love is not real love and you’ve spent so long convincing yourself it is.
There is still that lingering feeling of knowing the one who was one of the most significant people in your life is now just a memory, but you have healed enough to no longer let it interfere with your every day life.
Although time will never erase your trauma, the holes in your heart, and the ashes in your lungs, it will eventually provide you with relief. That void will never be gone. That wound will never be gone. But one day you’ll be able to live with that hurt. You’ll be able to move on with that pain still inside of you.