Don’t try to please them because people will never, ever be fully satisfied by you. They’ll find your flaws and your mistakes and sometimes, they will define you for those.
I don’t know the you that doesn’t want me in your life. And I don’t miss the you that I haven’t met. I miss him. The one who promised me a lifetime. And the one who never wanted to let go.
One day, his name will just be a reminder of love. One day, his name will just be a sideways look into the past. And one day, his name won’t cause you to hurt anymore. It will just be what it is. A name.
Today, watching this boy, a bold reminder of an answer I had in college resurfaces. Someone had asked me “Why do you want to teach special ed?” My reply resounds with me in this moment. “The reality is, to make a real difference for just one student, is enough reason for all of the trouble.”
Put your damn phone down at dinner.
Believe in miracles, spread love, surround yourself with good vibes and never, ever settle. Good things take time, so be patient. And if everything feels like it’s going wrong – breathe, it will work out.
When it comes to dating manipulative significant others in relationships, this is all I have to say: Get out now. They can’t change, they won’t change, and you will never be able to change them.
Every relationship must go through the darkness, to get to the light. It’s the effort you put in that makes a relationship work. It’s the fight that makes the difference, and the tears that water the weeds you planted a long time ago. And we all deserve relationships that bloom.
Not everyone needs to know what you are up to. Seriously.
I want the world to have more room for people like me. The ones who don’t always get it right but they never give up. The ones who don’t always say the right thing but they say the real thing.