Stop Blaming Yourself

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Zachary Staines

Stop blaming yourself.
Stop making yourself believe that you’re the one who leaves when you’re trying too hard to stay. Stop crawling into summers you’ve left behind that left you with so many scars in your heart. Stop thinking about people who leave you when they feel its convenient. Stop listening to the voice in your head that says “you’re the reason why the relationship ended”.

Stop blaming yourself.
Stop climbing mountains for people who don’t even walk one step forward for you instead pull you backwards by their cruel words and broken promises. Stop dancing to someone else’s tune, you are the boss of your life, you don’t need anyone to tell you how to live. There are so many adventures that you need to experience, there are so many oceans that you have to drown your sadness into, there are so many lives you have to touch and so many people you have to kiss until you find the one you love.

Stop blaming yourself. Start appreciating yourself. Start waking up with a smile on your face and become grateful for what you have even if all you have is you. You don’t need anyone who treats you like you’re an option when there are people out there who are ready to make you their goddamned choice.

Stop blaming yourself.
Stop calling yourself names you aren’t. Start saying no, start counting stars, start listening to your favorite songs again, start cooking that dish you read the recipe about, start making plans for a better future, start loving yourself.

Stop blaming yourself.
Stop expecting worlds out of the ones you love when they don’t even respect the depth of your emotions. Stop putting others first. Stop putting others anywhere in your priority list. I hope you understand how important it is to look at yourself and know that you can count on you.

Lastly, take a pen and a paper and jot down the 10 things you will love unconditionally.

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