It’s easy to look away when you don’t have significant barriers standing in the way of your right to life.
It is not your job to prove yourself.
You are living your story.
Love is crazy. It is messy and disordered. It has no rules.
I am slowly learning how to come to terms with change. How to face the unknown with courage and grace, instead of fear.
Sompurna means whole, perfect, and complete. Now I think, Why the hell wouldn’t I want to embrace that name when it means that?
What does it look like when your soul rests?
Even if it doesn’t work, action will bring you clarity.
We need to build each other up, not tear each other down.
Being a parent is such a hard job. Period. End of sentence.
I will use each and every one of those experiences as stepping stones.
For the first time in a long time, I breathe without choking, smile without crying, and stretch out my limbs without bondage buckling.
I am kind and loving and I’m me — that is NOT a negative.
It gets easier over time.
When insecurity guides your decisions, you will routinely try to talk yourself out of the things you really want to do.
Yoga can bring up and help us release trapped emotions.
The generations that follow Millennials will never know the joy of hearing dial up internet, reading song lyrics as away messages, and setting alarms with the speakers on high to rush back from the TV because your crush has logged on.
The people we choose to let in romantically or platonically don’t heal us, don’t erase parts of us, don’t ignore us. They walk with us and listen.
Those who love you don’t think you’re lazy. In fact, they see you as tenacious, brave, and strong.
If I could only be healed by feeling well or happy 100% of the time, I would never get there. That’s just not how depression works. That’s not how life works.
There is comfort and beauty in believing that you can ask for something and knowing that it will be returned to you better than when it was taken away.
The driver has pleaded guilty to being part of an international migrant-smuggling ring operating between Vietnam and England. He reportedly passed out when he discovered 39 frozen bodies inside the refrigerated trailer.
If you don’t want this person in your world for the other 364 days of the year, then why would you bother to speak to them on the holidays?
I know you barely know me, and most days, that’s okay.
Forgiving yourself means understanding that you did the best you could with what you knew at the time.
You’re not stupid for texting him. You’re not stupid for thinking he would actually answer this time. You’re not stupid for falling for someone like him. Stop blaming yourself for feeling, for having a heart.
A true twin flame or soulmate will be a loving connection in which the two of you resonate and create together at the same level.
I hope your excitement of the morning, to begin a new day with the one you love, fuels your afternoon, and your evening, and the dreams you have while you sleep.
I thank God every day that you came into my life, even if it was just for a short period of time.
Something changed when I started college. Impostor Syndrome set in.
The Good Place. It became my favorite show ever when Michael laughed, and it’s been that way ever since. If you haven’t watched it, go and watch it. Go in as blind as you can. It’s worth it.
It’s really gross,
the people I find myself writing about
at 2:30 in the morning
when I can’t sleep.
What when needed, is thrown away; when not needed, is carried back?
When it’s late at night and I can see the city from my window, I am not alone in my room. I am surrounded by the lights of other people’s apartments.
Your happiness is your responsibility.
People always have a smile to give, if only I had given them one to take. Instead, I assumed the world was out to get me.
ARIES: Your guilt is only going to tether you to the past. You have to forgive yourself to move forward.
You need to set a resolution you’re passionate about completing.
AQUARIUS: Your friends are thankful you’re so affectionate. You always make them feel loved and remind them they’re not alone.
I wasn’t really single; I dated myself.
You want to give someone else a chance but the thought of kissing someone new seems so unpleasant and scary.
We are all human which automatically means we will mess up and fall short.
When pain arrives, don’t turn it away. Be brave and allow it in.
Fire: Because you are passionate af.
Please show them that they truly are worth waiting for. You see the good in them. You see the diamond shine within their eyes.
You can’t mimic his warmth and the little things he used to say.
You are allowed to say that you feel a certain way, regardless of whether others think you should be over it by now.
Our days were numbered, the writing was on the wall, but we chose to ignore it even when we were walking on a thin line. And eventually, the line broke beneath us.
While I am often one of the first people to knock our growing dependency on social media and the excess of apps for us to post on and keep up with, I’ve found energy and comfort in sharing and posting on my Instagram story.