Unaided by footnotes or explanatory citations, the words stand for themselves — raw, vulnerable, and silently screaming a testament to their meaning.
Gratitude is the unsung hero that is seldom mentioned in conversations, just like compassion or kindness because they are considered weaker human qualities.
Tell me that I am enough.
What a brave face you have on there. You’re showing the world you’re tough, you don’t need anyone else, you’re okay. And darling, you may be okay. But you know what else is okay? Finally reaching your breaking point.
What about exceptional students of less means who don’t get in at all?
This is an obvious but important factor in long distance relationships: Communication is key.
I hope you see that you are a glorious creature who’s capable of magnificent and glorious things.
I studied abroad in college and haven’t been able to stop talking about it since, so I guess you could say I’m That Bitch™.
Living slowly allows you space to be grateful for a present that’s been given to you or be apologetic when a sorry is in order.
I’m happy that you don’t need to disappear for days on end after you’ve spoken to people. That it doesn’t make you feel sick when you have to go outside sometimes.
As much as I enjoy hoping, I have wasted too much time wishing instead of living my life and finding someone who dreams about me in the way I’ve dreamt of you since the day we met.
With rapid change hurling itself in our direction at full speed, what if we choose instead to explore, reflect, inspect, and question what is happening?
maybe you, too, have felt this thing called grief. maybe you, too, can find an anchor in love.
While paying down student loans takes a lot of hard work, nothing beats the feeling of achieving freedom from owing money.
Staying up late to text you means you matter more than my schedule.
When we say, “Why is this happening TO me?” we victimize ourselves and give away our power.
She was a product of an era that encouraged children to dream big and shoot high, but which gave them no clear path that enabled success.
We can learn from pain, to never place our hand in the fire twice. But we are often foolish, either forgetting the sensation or attempting to feel the flame in a different way, always yielding the same result, always burning.
Your person is suddenly being weird about money.
Instead of doing a bunch of low-quality digital socializing, I’m spending more time in-person with fewer people.
Follow your heart and know that it will bring you exactly where you need to be.
Do the thing that scares you the most. Turn that fear into action and jump in.
When you think about it, not everyone gets a chance to experience and embrace a big milestone like turning 30. So why not take a chance?
I will hold onto the memory I’ve constructed of you in my mind, for as long as I can, because it’s all that I have.
I am discovering that despite how much I have changed, the things that once moved me remain recognizable.
If you went on a first date with someone who treats you the way your person treats you now, would you give them another chance? If the answer is no, why should your person get another chance?
Once you find happiness within yourself; nobody can take it away from you.
Be easy on yourself, love. You’re doing the best that you can. Remember that growth doesn’t happen all at once.
But while I can divvy everything up into silly little periods to fit this equation, I know it’s nothing more than a joke for entertainment’s sake, because seven years is such an arbitrary marker of change.
TAURUS: You always have a hard time forgetting about the past. You always have a hard time letting people go.
I can’t believe we are here at this very moment.
Embrace what you got, honey, but work towards a better life for yourself.
Two days before your birthday, I break up with you. Out of the blue. It feels really good. Like I can breathe. Like I learned how to do it.
We stand to provide the most value to the world when we are living in alignment with our own highest values.
I mumbled, ‘thank you God’ in many prayers more times than I could count on Sundays.
I thought it was normal. But was it?
Find the courage you need to start over.
If you have broken a bone, or are off with the flu, it’s so easy to call in sick and ask for time to recover.
I am never going to date again because I am already yours for good.
Beneath it all, lives a place of desire waiting to be acknowledged.
So be patient.
It changes something in you — you grow, you are challenged, and you get to discover the other numerous things life can offer.
I’ve only been a ghostee once in my life, and it sucked a lot.
Life is constantly shifting all around us. Seasons change, flowers bloom, the wind moves, and sometimes, the things we hold onto so tightly no longer serve us best.
Are you struggling with depression and wondering how to stop feeling depressed at night?
Headphones in, sunglasses on.
You see, that emotional pain was there for a reason. It just took me a while to figure out what it was really about.
You may worry about what others think of you when you’re speaking with them, but you don’t change who you are for them.
You were never good enough for me and I realize that now.
It might be as simple as changing your thoughts about the situation or finding time to journal your thoughts until an inspired solution arises.