I love when people give me nicknames, even when I say I hate them. There aren’t a lot of fun, cute ways to shorten my name, but there’s still something so intimate when someone finds a way to, anyway. I like the feeling that someone knows me so well that we become an informality; I like knowing that they, and they alone, have a word that stands just for me.
Being by yourself is either enlightening or frightening.
If only I were better looking. If only I didn’t make as many mistakes. If only I tried harder, made more money or was skinnier. If only I weren’t me. Maybe I would be happier.
You should date a person who is self aware and recognises their own flawed humanity.
It is important you remind yourself every single day that “I’m not going settle for less than… I am going to keep working and stay focused until I reach my goal. Even then I’ll keep working because success is a journey, not a destination.”
My anxiety makes me hide in my own house whenever I hear a knock at the door.
There is so much beauty in where you come from. So much that it terrifies some of the people in this foreign land because they do not come from there.
You are the direct result of approximately 4 billion years of unbroken lineage all the way from single celled organisms. Remember this when you feel invalid. It took 4 billion years to make you for this very moment. Your existence has meaning.
It sucks that you can open your whole heart up to someone and then have them throw your trust right back in your face. It sucks that love doesn’t always last, no matter how strongly you felt it at first.