I have worked so hard to love and accept myself. I know my work will never be done. But I am in a place where I can enjoy myself, get lost in the current moments, and continue to grow in a happier, lighter stage in my life. I’m also confident enough to say “fuck off” if you don’t accept all of me.
Knowing your worth allows you to clearly determine what you want out of anything in life and then to get it. Loving and accepting yourself is the only way to really get what you deserve.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
I’m going to smoke cigarettes until my lungs give out, so I can stop repeating the words you said to me that night. So then maybe I can forget you all together.
do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
how your breath stopped short in your chest
the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze
the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue.
your eyes never left the floor that day.
you were 13.
you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
apologies littering every other sentence,
words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years.
i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious.
all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard
for 3 minutes
for 10 minutes
for 2 hours
there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
mostly because they can’t handle their own.
but you will never be
and have never been