And then you will begin to understand. You’ll playback the memories in your mind, and you’ll actually start to see some of the flaws and glitches, the moments when things were not right.
Her strengths are not your weaknesses. Her accomplishments are not your defeats. Her successes are not your failures.
In the new year, be the one who persists, even when life and love have given her a million and one reasons to give up.
And though we didn’t last, what he had still matters. It still changed my life. You still changed my life.
I hope this year taught you that it’s okay to be okay, and that it’s okay to not be okay.
Start small. It may just be the greatest step forward you can take.
Thank you for knowing when I need you, even if I don’t always tell you.
We really want a concrete ending, a period at the end of the chapter. But we usually feel like we are left with a comma, left taking a breath in the middle of a sentence.
Sometimes it hurts before it heals, and sometimes it burns before it calms. Sometimes it aches before it soothes, and sometimes it all falls down before it begins to grow.
Being body positive is not just about your weight. It’s about accepting all aspects of your body (your body hair, your acne, your cellulite, your freckles) no matter what society deems as acceptable and/or beautiful.