I love how the gym makes me feel, being able to run and just go, to let go of all of that negativity, to clear the mind and fill the body with endorphins. To then come home and open tumblr and see all these posts about being strong in yourself, and making your own choices and being your own person.
It inspires and encourages me, reminding me that despite what has happened, I can be strong, and happy. That love is the most important thing in my life, to love and be loved and that whoever makes you feel unworthy of love is not worthy of your love.
I’m learning that it is ok to walk away from the people who make you feel shit about yourself, who walk all over you and mistreat you, and instead be able to stand up tall and be your own person, to stand up for yourself and what you believe in, no matter what.
People will come, and go, and we can’t let their ideas and judgements shape us. We are who we are, and it doesn’t matter if that fits someone else’s cookie cutter idea of a person or not. We really have to be our own best friends in life, to learn to get love and support from within ourselves, and not rely on others for our happiness.
I read something this morning about living with a ‘detached’ mind, instead of putting our ideas and wants on other things and people, and feeling disappointment when things don’t work out, you live with this detached mind idea, and remain happy whether you get something or not. I guess it all comes down to expectations, which I personally have a long history with.
So, for me right now, it’s time to practice living with a detached mind, or without expectations, and being strong enough to walk away from the negative people in my life and rather get love and support from within my own being. Here’s to being a strong, loving, independent woman!
You break their heart.” – Beau Taplin || conjurations. (via afadthatlastsforever)
I mean, who really got the raw
end of the deal here?
I only lost you: a lying, frightened,
using and abusive poor
excuse for a human being.
And you lost me.” – Beau Taplin || The raw end of the deal. (via afadthatlastsforever)
Be true to your word and your work and your friend;
Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,
Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.” – John Boyle O’Reilly (via observando)
Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.
Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.
Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.
Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.
Talk to me about something you are proud of.
I am trying to be braver everyday. I’m proud of my courage. I’m proud that I am learning to love myself. I’m proud that I know how much I’m worth. I’m proud that I’m not scared or ashamed of the person I’ve become. I am strong. I am going to keep being strong.