I have washed my hands 13 times but I have to wash twice more — once because my hand bumped the faucet and once more because I have to end on an odd number.
After 3 years of graduate school, over $100,000 of student loans, and lots of time and effort — I left. It has been the hardest decision I have ever made and yet it has also been the most rewarding. Quitting changed my life.
7. The more times you repeat that you are a “good guy,” the more I will doubt you. The man doth protest too much…who is questioning you and why?
There’s a trail of broken hearts leading from my past to my present but I think it’s leading me somewhere good, to a place where it’s all going to be worth it.
Being a woman means encountering men who feel it’s their right to deny and manipulate our self-worth, general well-being, and physical safety. It sounds like an exaggeration but it’s the harsh reality we live in.
I sit back on the edge of the bed and begin taking deep breaths, the same measured ones I’ve practiced for years. It’s happening…the panic has settled in…I have to ride it out…
Don’t be afraid to be single. Use the time to develop yourself into the type of person you want to be. Learn who you are without relying on another person to complete you.