Spend more time building friendships instead of looking for love.
I want you to know this. YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY.
In 2018, I hope you learn how to be alone. Better yet, I hope you learn to love being alone. There is a big difference between alone and lonely, and I hope you find that being alone is a brilliant opportunity to grow and do things that you found you could never do in a relationship.
If you are suffering right now and struggling to find the light at the end of the tunnel, I promise you, you have saved yourself every time before and you WILL survive this.
I tried to learn how to live with it, but pain makes a terrible bedfellow. It keeps you up at night, never allowing you to sleep. Eventually, it colours all of your life in shades so dark that you forget how to breathe.
So, love dangerously. Throw all your hang ups out of the window. Let them see your flaws without being hyper anxious about letting them see the real you. Allow love to happen to you.
Enough almost relationships. Enough jobs that just get you by. Enough putting off chasing your dreams. All of that ends this year because next year is the year you find your bliss.
This is a time for some deep introspection and talking to yourself. Have you been living your truth. Is there someone you should make amends with. Have you been too harsh on someone. Are you truly happy with the life you are living right now?
The way you deal with your pain in a moment of trauma is not a direct reflection on your strength.
They don’t fall in love, they walk in with both eyes open.