17 4 / 2014
"when the time comes
to love yourself well
it takes a good solid month
to stop crying
you have to let go"
16 4 / 2014
"He may love you. He probably does. He probably thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life."
13 4 / 2014
"Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process."
12 4 / 2014
"I have ruined relationships for fear of ruining those relationships."
25 3 / 2014
"i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that"
22 3 / 2014
"Introverts don’t get lonely if we don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis."
Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (via travelhikepsych)
no reblog on introvert behavior has ever captured it quite so perfectly in such a short post. if you know an introvert, please absorb this wisdom. and if you are an introvert, take comfort in knowing you’re not alone in this.