You would never sacrifice your dreams, your happiness, or your sanity in order to stay in a relationship. You realize there are certain things that matter more than love.
Because differently from any movie you watch on TV, you don’t love somebody at first sight and you don’t love someone more than you love yourself, because that is not love, that is dependence.
It is possible to be the girl who’s independent, and still depend on the guy she loves. It is possible to be the woman who’s strong, and even stronger with her man by her side.
You never let yourself feel complacent or overly satisfied. When you’ve accomplished something, you give yourself permission to celebrate, but after an appropriate amount of time, you’re on to the next thing – always focusing on the future and how you can grow.
The truth is, that college degree, six-figure salary, and fancy condo do not make you special. Your attitude, sense of humor and style—all the things that make you YOU—are what make you special.
It’s ok to be love being single, but to also still love love. It’s ok to want intimacy and to want someone to adore. That doesn’t mean you aren’t strong. That doesn’t mean you aren’t enough as you are. And that doesn’t mean you’re a liar for saying you love being on your own.
Trust me when I say, you do not need a boy to make your smile grow bigger. You do not a boy to make your heart happier. You do not a boy in December when the cold comes in. And you don’t need a boy to heal your broken parts. You just need you.
We need to get rid of the idea that an independent woman is someone who walks around scowling at every man on the street and has a heart of ice.
If I had never met you, my life would be less rich. Less loving. Less vibrant. My life would be duller. It would’ve been more white, and less color. If I had never met you, I wouldn’t have gotten to know what true love feels like.