Being related to someone does not give you a free pass to hurt them.
Time truly flies once you have a child. But your awareness that time is always ticking will help you weed out the things you once paid heed to that never actually mattered.
We are hyper-attuned – to everything. Changes in tone? Check. Micro-shifts in facial expressions? Noted. Gestures that contradict spoken words? Documented. We are emotional private investigators that are highly attuned to changes in our environment. We had to be in order to survive our childhood. Due to this, we are highly sensitive and intuitive to the needs of others, but we are also constantly on the lookout for what’s about to come.
How do we cope with our parents getting older? How do we prepare ourselves emotionally with the fact one day they will die? How do we come to terms with the looming possibility of losing them?
It’s a sad, sad truth.
You feared putting yourself out there. You feared the risk of a broken heart.
Patience, hard work, compassion. You encompassed these traits early on.
Every night when I tuck my kid in bed, he asked me to check the closet for monsters. Every night I try to pretend that monsters aren’t real.
True love isn’t blind love. It isn’t always good times.
I have spent the past three years living in expensive cities with low paying jobs to “chase my dreams” and have wound up with a lot of debt and many phone calls home asking for rent money.