Failing is part of life and it’s going to happen to you many, many times – but failing doesn’t make you a failure. The only way that you become a failure is if you stop trying.
Your twenties bring the death of a lot of friendships. But they’re also responsible for the birth of friendships that are much deeper, fulfilling, and heartening than you’ve ever experienced in your life.
Don’t idealize the past. It is all too easy to think of all the things you miss about that person, the way they smiled, the sound of their voice, how they made you feel.
Secretly, you wonder if you’re emotionally unvailable because you are exhausted from loving too hard and loving too much with too many wrong people.
It always starts with overestimating yourself.
Because you would never get through your work day without their heinous, purposely unflattering, quadruple-chin Snapchats.
Your airport experience usually involves buying candy at one of the newsstands and eating it on the floor until your flight boards, or standing in line at McDonald’s and ordering a McFlurry as your “reward” for traveling.
Every time you write someone a nice card, be it for their birthday or wedding or whatever, you have to include the phrase “I’m not being sarcastic when I say this” at least once.
You feel less of a need to explain yourself. You never had to explain yourself to anyone in the first place, but it was not until you started feeling more comfortable and excited about your life path that you realized this.
We’ve been making all our decisions on our own. But not really.