You are allowed to wish you had someone to kiss beneath the mistletoe. You are allowed to feel awkward when your aunts ask you about your love life and when your grandmother calls you a heartbreaker even though you haven’t been on a real date in over a year.
When you ask me to forgive someone toxic, someone abusive, someone who has crossed unacceptable lines, it feels like you are making excuses for them. It feels like you are trying to punish me for sticking up for myself. It feels like you are telling me all of the hurtful things they did to me were okay.
I spend most of my free time sleeping. Snacking. Overthinking.
“College was like a four-year game show called Do My Friends Hate Me Or Do I Just Need To Go To Sleep? But instead of winning money, you lose $120,000.”
ARIES: You do not have to spend time with toxic family members over the holidays. You are allowed to keep your distance from the people who will cause you stress.
“Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.”
The benefit was our growing friendship. It was knowing you were only a text message away. It creating inside jokes with you. It was learning small, secret things about you.
It would be easier to block your calls than to muster up the courage to talk to you. It would be easier to pretend you never existed in the first place than admit how much I miss you.
If you roll your eyes at corny holiday films, watch a Christmas-themed episode of Always Sunny In Philadelphia or The Office.
Girls in happy relationships are not happy all the time. There are arguments. There are misunderstandings. There are times when the love feels stale.