There is an ache in my heart for the imagined beauty of a life I haven’t had, from which I had been locked out, and it never goes away.
Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It’s about finding your authentic self. The one you’ve buried beneath other people’s needs.
Would ‘sorry’ have made any difference? Does it ever? It’s just a word. One word against a thousand actions.
There are 7 billion people on this planet who I have not met,
and 195 countries I have not visited.
Yet I am stuck in this insignificant town,
Being pressured into making decisions about my future,
When I barely even know who I am.
I dreamt of a bird trapped in our empty house. It kept hitting the walls, trying to escape. I could feel the wind from its wings on my face. Finally, I opened the window and it flew away.
I demand unconditional love and complete freedom. That is why I am terrible.
I keep thinking you already know. I keep thinking I’ve sent you letters that were only ever written in my mind.
I think I’m just breathing, that’s all. And there’s a difference between breathing and being alive.
And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.
And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it’s already happened.
Somewhere, far down, there was an itch in his heart, but he made it a point not to scratch it. He was afraid of what might come leaking out.
Why were girls in such a hurry to grow up? She would never understand. Childhood was magical. Leaving it behind was a magnificent loss.
Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.
You know how you let yourself think that everything will be okay if you can get to a certain place or do a certain thing? But when you get there you find it’s not that simple.