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I Hope 2017 Is The Year You Got Hurt Enough To Learn

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God & Man

Learn that sometimes no matter how hard you try you can’t change someone to make them right for you.

Learn that sometimes the people we want most are the ones we are best without.

Learn that sometimes instead of trying so hard it’s best to just walk away.

Learn to stop dwelling in the past

Learn that sometimes it’s better to just go home alone.

Learn that texting and snapchats and instagram likes aren’t standards to gage someone’s interest but rather a distraction.

Learn that it’s about what someone does and not what they say they will do.

Learn to trust yourself a little more. And when red flags are waving you shouldn’t ignore them.

Learn to not give your all right off the bat because not everyone deserves your best.

Learn to ask for what you want and if someone doesn’t give it to you, you shouldn’t change the question but change the person you’re asking.

Learn to ignore those texts from ghosts of the past and not let them back into your life so easily.

Learn that even though you might want to talk to someone you shouldn’t always be the one starting the conversation.

Learn that relationships will never come from places where slurred words are common dialogue and things get easily forgotten with alcohol that taste bitter going down your throat.

Learn that if someone wants to be with you they will make it happen.

Learn that someone else’s confusion and mixed signals you try to decipher aren’t a reflection of you but someone else’s inability to see your worth.

Learn that your friend’s really do have your best interest at heart and if they don’t like someone you should trust them more than you trust yourself.

Learn that you don’t have to play the role of a friend just because it’s easier and less awkward for them if it hurts you.

Learn that friends with benefits isn’t actually a thing but really disrespectful.

Learn to walk away from the relationships that aren’t what you want them to be and understand they never will be.

Learn that it isn’t your job to boost someone’s confidence and ego.

Learn that just because you have a history with someone doesn’t mean you have a future.

Learn that you didn’t deserve the pain you endured but you are in part responsible for it.

Learn that if you want others to respect you and love you, you have to start respecting and loving yourself first. TC mark

Kirsten Corley

Kirsten is the author of But Before You Leave, a book of poetry about the experiences we struggle to put into words.

But Before You Leave

“Losing you would be like losing part of me, only it’d be losing the best part of me.”

“Even if your voice is shaking, never stop asking for what you want.”

Kirsten’s writings really touch me. It’s like all the things I have ever thought of or wanted to say are expressed through her writing. I resonate with so much of it. It’s so deeply touching, moving, raw and just plain real. There were times reading I teared up because something said just went straight to my heart. I think I honestly highlighted almost the whole book! —Elizabeth

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“These essays are slowly changing my life, as the title promises. As my friends’ birthday come along, they will all be receiving a copy of this wonderful book.” – Janie

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