It dawns on you, or you finally admit what you’ve been thinking for a while, while you’re lying in bed that morning, that they’re doing a slow fade — slow enough that you can’t really call them out on it without their calling you overbearing or crazy.
And it’s worth listening to them.
Shame is powerfully toxic. Sometimes it’s deadly.
When you realize you have a million things keeping you alive and nothing you’re living for, you’ll drop everything. Some things will fall, break. Some things will shatter.
She can listen to your stories and silly jokes for hours, for what feels like minutes, before eventually noticing you are the only two left in the room.
I walked away. I walked away from someone who made my heart feel things I didn’t know it could feel. I walked away from someone I did not want to leave. I walked away from something I no longer wanted. I walked away for myself.
You deserve better than someone who is unable to see your value. Someone who was perfectly fine with stringing you along, even though they knew you were going to end up hurting, even though they knew they were doing the wrong thing, even though they knew it was selfish.
TAURUS: You miss how carefree and playful you used to be.
I got some pizza at Cesar’s (the old Hispanic place, not the shiny new kosher pizza and falafel restaurant across the street). Amsterdam Avenue is obviously in flux now between the world of the old black and Puerto Rican residents and the newly-gentrified boutiques and bars. You know who’ll come out ahead. Yet I feel the day of reckoning for NYC is fast approaching.
Maybe we figured out something about who we are, something we didn’t know before.
Emotional co-dependency doesn’t always wear a scowl. Some of the nicest, most polite people are the worst energy vampires.
Someday, I will wake up without immediately reaching out for you.
The definition of insanity often goes both ways. The delusional party and the enabling party. I soon slashed it down to a party of one just for you.
Because of you, I know what kind of person I need in my life to make my soul happy. Because of you, I am now a better version of myself.
If someone is going to give up on you during your difficult time, it is not worth trying to save that relationship.
Each of us must chart our own course and define our own destiny, whatever that may be. Sometimes the path before us is straightforward, our steps assured. Other times, it is less certain and we stumble.
I’ve been thinking about how my emotional landscape will never be one that a man can hold. It is too fast, the seasons change too quickly, and the lightning too often strikes the ground.
If you’re an artist who performs, I’d say that’s a superpower. You stand up, in front of a crowd and let them see your heart and your soul. That’s both incredibly terrifying and daring.
We are not meant to spend time with the same people for extended periods of time. Humans are very social animals designed to live in villages and tribes with extended social networks.
I have a confession to make. I did something utterly shameful when I attended your show on Friday, November 14, 2014.
True feminine power is leading from the heart in all areas of our lives and allowing our intuition to guide us, no matter what the voice of fear says.
Do not limit yourself to a belief that your life will turn out this way or that way, just believe that wherever you end up, it will be positive, an incredible journey—it will be everything you ever wanted, and even possibly a whole lot more than that.
Let all the worries go, because it won’t change anything. It won’t alter what the universe already has in store for you.
Is it unfathomable to believe that a serendipitous moment of connection can reveal itself organically?
Removed a painting from the wall during a late evening cleaning, put it away and returned to the wall to see a never before seen painting on the same spot. Put a chill down my spine.
It seems like the act of marriage elicits a divisive response. It is either a worthwhile achievement or an outdated tradition that needs to be abolished.
In this life, you were made to feel deeply, to express your sorrows, and to allow yourself to be authentic with yourself through life’s many ups and downs.
You claim it’s not as simple as it seems. You pretend that you do have feelings for me, but they’re outweighed by a fear of committing. We both know what it is.
In 2020, don’t date anyone who won’t prioritize you. Don’t date anyone who makes you fight for their attention. Don’t date anyone who makes you feel like you’re not good enough for them. Don’t date anyone who puts in a significantly smaller effort than you do.
By getting to know myself better, sorting out what makes me feel good, what brings me joy, I realized that there were parts of me that I was avoiding. I was filling voids by focusing my attention on other people.
Until you lose someone close to you, you won’t understand the pain and the toll it takes on a family.
Nothing connects two people quite like the rawness of the truth, the messiness of reality, the romance of feeling safe enough to open up to someone. It takes any relationship to the next level.
There are a thousand and one things I could thank you for—more, probably. Definitely. But I wouldn’t even know where to start, how to start. People who say I have a way with words really don’t know me very well.
I’m slowly learning it’s okay if other people are unable to see how hard I’ve been working. I’m slowly learning my worth doesn’t changed based on what other people think of me. I’m slowly learning I don’t need someone else to congratulate me in order to know I’ve done a good job.
PISCES: Their music taste.
Nothing is going to change the way you are being treated if you don’t demand it to.
I forgive you.
Who do you need to be in order to create solutions?
We are really blessed this month.
I’m fixating, then regressing, then spiraling, then projecting, all in a five-minute span. I feel lost. This isn’t what my life was supposed to be like.
Healing from a major trauma takes a long time. It will always haunt the back of your mind until you do.
You were so wrong for me, or so I thought, and I made an executive decision that I was wrong for you too. There I go again, pulling rank and making unilateral decisions that I had no right to.
After defeat, it was our reawakening.
Forgiveness does not mean you stop telling the truth. It doesn’t mean you pretend something never happened. Your story is yours to tell. You are the only person who owns it.
When troubles begin to flood in, we have three choices: fight the problem, run from it, or just succumb to it. The choice is all in your perception.
Have you found the girl of your dreams? Are you wondering what kind of sweet things to say to your girlfriend to let you know you are all in?
I used to hate things ending. People leaving. Chapters closing. But I’ve learned that sometimes it’s okay for things to end.
Generally, if you reach out to someone in a similar career strata asking to get coffee to get some advice, they will say yes.
You can’t quite put your finger on it. You can’t explain the feeling in your body, the way your arms feel numb yet light as a feather at the same time.
Many witches say their moods shift with the changing moon cycles; maybe that’s why people are said to get crazy during full moons?