Instead of just being our amazing selves, we try to fit some made-up mold of a ‘perfect woman’ – the ‘perfect woman’ that we think guys want.
How Parents Define Us
We know that we love the people we love. But the people we love only know we love them when they see, hear and feel evidence of that love. They don’t just psychically or magically feel good because of our thoughts and intentions.
I’ve been thinking about dreams a lot lately. I’m flirting with 30 and the world tells me I should pick a career and make a living and get that house with the two cars and a golden retriever.
If you’ve thought these thoughts, perhaps it’s time to think about moving on.
The girl with that wide smile on her face and who constantly tries to spread as much positivity as she can to her peers? We don’t see her the tears she subtly tries to brush away, nor do we see the look on her face when her heart is split in two.
Self-fulfilling prophecies will come true if you expect them to. Period. If you expect for your relationship to fail, then chances are it probably will.
Falsehoods about parents always being loving and having our best interests at heart simply do not cut it when it comes to manipulative, toxic and abusive parents.
We meet friends in all phases of life, but if there are friends that influence us the most or the path we choose, it is in this age, that we get such friends, whose good or bad influence has a great deal of effect on how we grow up.
Rather than seeing their identity as flexible and malleable, most people believe that “this is just the way I am,” and see their identity as rigid.
Although it took such a pivotal moment in my life for me to engage in this way of thinking, living in the present truly taught me how to accept moments for what they are and to enjoy the little things that happen day to day.