The first time I had sex, I was sixteen. Rushing between ominous finals I hopped on top of my overweight boyfriend with the intent of simply “getting it over with”.
You learned control and when you didn’t practice control, you were held accountable.
Don’t boldly stand your ground and strip away the defense of political correctness.
It pays off when someone sees themselves in your syntax and under your paragraphs and behind your syllables. You can bring them places they’ve forgotten or expose pieces they’ve hidden or lead them to the strength they’ve misplaced.
What if, universally, feminine was a synonym for strong and masculine a synonym for weak?
7. Social media isn’t as serious as you make it out to be.
The last time I listened to him he promised me I couldn’t do it on my own. I made him a liar.
The darkness and destruction and sadness of death hides it.
When the other shoe seems to consistently drop and sadness feels like a perpetual state of being, it’s hard not to tremble in the face of that fleeting feeling called happiness.
I’m not that girl who wishes for white picket fences.