She said I should be very pleased about getting the grant because NYSCA approved only 18 of 44 applicants. The grant amount is $3750, to be distributed at the middle and end of the residency period. . . Just when I was once again telling myself to give up on my writing career, I get word I shouldn’t.
It doesn’t mean sacrificing your own happiness in order to please the ones you love and in order to make sure that they are happy.
I loved you, and I won’t apologize for that.
You did it. You got through a really tough time, perhaps the toughest to date.
The real-life Dexter story is just as engrossing as the fictionalized one on TV, but possibly a lot weirder—although they do say that truth is often stranger than fiction.
I’m here and you are not alone.
You are beautiful in every sense of the word, even in the ways you don’t feel like it.
I’m so proud of you for allowing yourself to cry in the moment, because that is where the true healing comes in, the true growth to be stronger.
One night I kept hearing what sounded like a little girl crying, but the store was completely empty. Whenever I’d go the the area where I thought it was coming from, I’d hear it from somewhere else.
I’m done picking tarot cards, I’m done checking the stars, I’m done racking my brain for a list of possible outcomes and how I could achieve them.
I want the snow that falls like glitter in the streetlights and makes you happy to be alive.
She told me to make friends for who they are, not for what they can do for me.
He is responsible for at least 13 murders, 50 rapes, and 100 burglaries in California.
Feeling stuck is a problem so many people face in their career.
You see, the problem is not my life. The problem begins when I start comparing myself to where I think I should be.
The red flags were there. But you fell in the same trap again, didn’t you?
if ever you find yourself
delirious and overwhelmed
with the temptation
to reach out to me,
I hope you choose
to crawl back into the grave
that you dug for yourself instead.
I’ve finally understood that your silence is the answer to all my questions. No matter what I do or what I say, it won’t bring you back.
Stuck in my house, bored and lonely with nothing left to watch on Netflix, it was hard to forget about Michael. I became obsessed with finding out what happened to him.
When you look at the world, you see the world.
I hate to be the one to tell you, but you will never look perfect. No one ever will.
I don’t understand how you can build a friendship with someone and allow them to imagine this fantasy life or situation with you and then just disappear.
When he holds your hand, I hope you squeeze it tight.
I hope when you open your eyes, the very first thing you think is “thank you.”
What is the nature of ambition? And moreover, what does it mean to be ambitious?
Where do I begin something that tries to scratch the surface of our love?
Change isn’t just about letting go of old things, it’s about being open to new ones, for there is still more to come.
No one prepares you to have to choose yourself over someone you couldn’t dream of living without.
ARIES: You find comfort in nature because it reminds you there is something bigger than yourself.
Being an ally can include many things, such as educating yourself and others, sharing resources, and signing petitions, but one of the most effective ways that we can bring about social change is by fostering conversations with our friends and family.
I promise to love you when you feel you are unlovable and be there for you when you feel no one else is.
There are a lot of things we overlook as our lives become consumed by big events, upcoming deadlines, and changing circumstances.
The beauty of forgiveness is that you can give it to someone without their permission.
They say people come into your life for a reason. Some are meant to stay, others are just temporary.
No responses to your texts. All calls go to voicemail.
We must take care of ourselves and each other if we wish to continue functioning in a meaningful way.
I believe putting yourself out there, taking that leap, and showing vulnerability takes a lot more courage and strength than to keep quiet and do nothing.
When the anxiety turns to panic, when there are more bad days than good days, when my mental health becomes unmanageable, the very fabric of my world changes.
My perfectionism was paralyzing, self-destructing, and absolutely pointless.
I know I’m not the only one who feels like this, yet I feel so alone in it.
I pray that you acknowledge your strength and power that is worthy of love and awe.
He loved me enough to separate me from the love I so desperately wanted so I could find the love I so desperately needed.
There are no vacancies, only an abundance of reserved space for people who may never return.
The bravest thing I have ever done was give myself permission to bloom. Without rules, without limits.
Devi may be the main character of Never Have I Ever, but she’s kind of the worst TBH.
It’s time to shift the way you look at your previous mistakes—instead of seeing them as these awful things that you regret, look at them as part of your story.
When a person speaks, try to not just listen but to understand and to be open.
Just because someone says something about your body doesn’t mean that they are right.
Cleaning up with someone after a get together. It has that really strong, “No one’s gonna know” energy.
Love until every fiber of your being is on fucking fire.