You realise you have to learn who you are all over again. Abusive relationships drain your personal energy, they rely heavily on making you forget who you are independent of that toxic human in your life. You remember attributes of your own that you had to hide away in order to appease this toxic person. You learn how to allow those attributes to flourish.
Celebrate the little things. You’re the only one who gets to see them, so celebrate them.
Every year she promises herself that she’ll be better, every new year’s resolution is the same. But sometimes flaws talk so loudly that just existing causes her enough pain.
You are ocean deep and those that are as shallow as puddles will always dismiss you, misunderstand you, abandon you; all for fear of disappearing in your depths.
My grandmother has always said, “Don’t go to bed angry with each other.” This is excellent advice for a long lasting, loving relationship.
Fall in love with someone who values you and doesn’t make you denigrate your dreams and needs for them.
You are never too late for love. Even if you are the last person amongst your friends to marry, still waiting for the right kind of person with a big enough heart and the kind of softness you have needed, don’t settle for anything less than a love that always makes you hopeful.
The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.
This is the kind of hero you are: every time things have become so difficult you can barely breathe, you have clenched your jaw and pulled your way through, even if every odd has been stacked against you.
Music a universal language. You don’t need to know the alphabet or the syllables of words to allow it to flow through your body and soothe you, or excite you, or make you happy.