We take everything personally. We make everything about ourselves, which is ironic, considering that we think so low of ourselves.
I’ve been working on refocusing my mind to things I do care about. People who make me better rather than drag me down. I haven’t been putting too much pressure on myself to go on first dates I don’t feel like going on. I haven’t been blaming myself for feeling “damaged” at times, because, yeah, life is debilitating and damaging at times.
Giving up on each other is what feeds our anxiety, depression, self-loathe and insecurities. Giving up too soon is what makes people so guarded and so afraid of opening up again.
Sometimes I think of small gestures. If our lives fit into an infinite web of small gestures, memories and past experiences, isn’t there a chance that we just might find bits of ourselves in someone else?
This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
The 22-year-old flew 1,000 miles just to meet his “best friend.”
“It depends. I’m pretty chill with most my exes. Expect for the crazy, idiotic, nutjob asshole that I would throw peanuts at if he was drowning at that moment.”
Thank you for reserving the space we left instead of replacing us. Thank you for letting everyone know that no one can take our place.
“People say whiskey is a complicated drink,” Toshiko said. “But for me, it’s a very simple drink — it just happens to be mixed with a lot of complicated feelings.”
When I say I’ll be there, that I’ll be willing to listen, that I’ll be your friend I mean it with all my heart.