There are things inside me I am dying to scream. But instead, I’m whispering.
You are the direct result of approximately 4 billion years of unbroken lineage all the way from single celled organisms. Remember this when you feel invalid. It took 4 billion years to make you for this very moment. Your existence has meaning.
Growing up, I always got these questions – “What are you? Where are you from?” I proudly would respond, “San Francisco! I’m from California.” They would narrow their eyes at me and say, “No, but where are you FROM?”
The way you deal with your pain in a moment of trauma is not a direct reflection on your strength.
She feels like she’s broken, because she doesn’t do what girls her age are supposed to do. She doesn’t party. She doesn’t go out on dates. She doesn’t live wild and free.
I become aggressively social when I’m out with a lot of people. I don’t want to seem nervous so I start talking and sometimes can’t stop because if I do, my momentum will crash and I’ll feel myself panicking.
I’ll start with the small things — I will look myself in the mirror and say it. “You are beautiful.” Even if I don’t believe it. “You are beautiful.” Especially if I don’t believe it. “You are beautiful. You are beautiful. You are beautiful.”
How long they should make eye contact with someone during a conversation.
Your 20s are for choosing self-love over yesterday, today, and tomorrow’s almost love.
You’re a bit of a hoarder.