When you turn down dates, when you delete dating apps, when you lie about your feelings, when you choose to stay single instead of taking a chance on someone who makes you feel alive, you are not protecting yourself from heartache. You are choosing to break your own heart.
I’m not going to leave my office job in my office cubicle. I’m not going to tell my boss that it is in fact me who steals his iced tea out of the fridge every week. I’m not going to light my paycheck on fire or shave my head and move to a remote jungle in Belize. But I am going to make a promise to myself that things won’t be this way forever.