Take your time, live by your own rules, not the stereotypes. Just because everyone around you seems to have it all together, it doesn’t mean that you’re wrong or you’re failing, you’re just doing things a little differently.
It’s different when you meet that guy or girl that you think you might love, and your dad isn’t there to put the fear of God in them should they ever break your heart. And to remind them, semi-jokingly, that he has a gun.
Quit complaining. Do not think about things you cannot change. Focus your attention on things you can act upon.
The opinions of people you wouldn’t want to switch places with.
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.
There are days when anxiety makes you feel so kerosene drenched and flammable, that anything can be a trigger to a colossal fire within you.
Because, first off, you clicked this.
Every summer, for the past 6 years, you were in trouble.
It’s not hard to make her feel appreciated. She doesn’t expect much, she expects you to be faithful and to show interest in her. And the little things you do mean so much more than grand gestures ever could.
Let me tell you a secret: As long as you are trying, you are doing just fine.