I run on caffeine, sarcasm and inappropriate thoughts.Really, I'm just half-sane, lost in a world that doesn't exist..
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"Despite what you may believe, you can disappoint people and still be good enough. You can make mistakes and still be capable and talented. You can let people down and still be worthwhile and deserving of love. Everyone has disappointed someone they care about. Everyone messes up, lets people down, and makes mistakes. Not because we’re inadequate or fundamentally inept, but because we’re imperfect and fundamentally human. Expecting anything different is setting yourself up for failure." -Daniell Koepke-
She was far from simple, but she was well worth the complications. For her smile made the day burn brighter and her passion made the nights more potent. She certainly did not have it all figured out but she knew what it was to fall hard, forgive and to believe in everything. She was wild in her innocence and glorious in her disrepair. She lay her heart on the line time and time again and took each break as a medal of war. And as she sat in the recesses of her mind, licking the wounds of her solitude, she knew that her lesson was not learned.. for she would never stop bleeding for all that she loved.
If there was one thing that she had learned through life's trials and tribulations, it was that her heart is big enough to hold both sorrow and joy and that her mind was strong enough to allow peace and chaos to coexist and suddenly it all made sense. It wasn't about wanting to be something, it was about accepting her everything and finally appreciating the beauty of her complexity..
- Becca Lee
Can I tell you a secret? You don’t have to be in a relationship. I mean it. I know they force it down your throat until you choke on it. Girls aren’t pretty unless they’re wanted. Boys aren’t men unless they’re having sex with someone. People aren’t lovable until they’re dating someone. But a relationship won’t always make you happy, and as wonderful as romance is, it isn’t the only love that exists. I have seen friendships that are deeper and more pure than couples who swear it’s forever - and yet the friendship is the one people ignore. I have heard so often “nobody loves me” out of the mouths of people who are single. And it kills me because if you ask them: where are your parents, your teachers, your classmates, your pets - they say, yes, okay, but it doesn’t count. Of course it counts, love doesn’t diminish just because someone doesn’t want to have sex with you. In fact, doesn’t it sort of make that love more real that they want nothing - not even a date - out of you?
It is pretty to be in love. It’s magical, I’m sure. But it’s also wonderful to stop for ice cream in your prom dress with six other girls. It’s also wonderful to go visit the world with nothing but a bunch of buddies who are really excited about learning. The problem is: we’ve made everything about “the one”. But maybe “the one” is just you, loving yourself, having fun, and being happy. Maybe instead of looking for our other halves, we should be piecing ourselves together.
Maybe I wasn’t born unfinished. Maybe I am the one who makes myself better.
Say thank you when you wake-up, even when life is not easy.
Even when you're too sad or anxious to find a reason to give thanks.
Never allow yourself to be stuck in victim mode by looking at life with a sour attitude.
Be thankful, be gracious…and let your path unfold in the most serendipitous of ways.