Life is about more than work and marriage and success. It’s about being a good person. It is about appreciating every person that enters and exits your life whilst you have them. It is about living a wholesome life tailored to you. It’s about making mistakes and learning from them. It’s about falling in love with the wrong people so when the right ones come along you know how to appreciate them.
Your parents have literally no clue what they’re doing when things go awry. Seriously though, since you’re the first, they’re also learning how to be parents for the first time. So sometimes, things go off handbook (like I don’t know, you take a ball of wool and turn the entire house into a giant spiderweb and then crouch on a doorway pretending to be a spider. Not speaking from experience or anything.), your parents don’t really know whether to laugh or to punish you
The truth is, you deserve to be loved. Even now, with all of your flaws. However difficult you think you are, there is someone out there who will love you.
The skin that you are in is beautiful. You don’t have to be lighter. You don’t have to be darker. You don’t have to lose your scars. You don’t need to hide your stretch marks. You don’t need to wear make up unless you like it.
Pieces of you are implanted
in my mind, you carved holes
for warmth inside my bones
and you sail within my blood.
You see, I focussed too much on what I gave, and not what I was taking in return.
You have forged yourself. From the very womb of your sadness, from the womb of your old self, you have come out, borne of blood and pain.
Look for the kind of love that makes you grow in every way you can.
Nothing about this was ever going
to be easy, freedom was built
on backs and bones and blood.
Kindness is given freely. It is given with your choice. It is given to those that require it, not those who think it is their entitlement and their right