1. You are stronger than you realize.
  2. You are more cruel than you realize.
  3. The smallest words will break your heart.
  4. You will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. You’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. Especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.
  5. People come and go. Some are cigarette breaks, others are forest fires.
  6. You won’t like your name until you hear someone say it in their sleep.
  7. You’ll forget your email password but ten years from now you’ll still remember the number of steps up to his flat.
  8. You don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.
  9. Never stop yourself from texting someone. If you love them at 4 a.m., tell them. If you still love them at 9:30 a.m., tell them again.
  10. Make sure you have a safe place. Whether it’s the kitchen floor or the travel section of a bookshop, just make sure you have a safe place.
  11. You will be scared of all kinds of things— of spiders and clowns and eating alone— but your biggest fear will be that people will see you the way you see yourself.
  12. Sometimes, looking at someone will be like looking into the sun. Sometimes, someone will look at you like you are the sun. Wait for it.
  13. You will learn how to sleep alone, how to avoid the cold corners, but still fill a bed.
  14. Always be friends with broken people. They know how to survive.
  15. You can love someone and hate them, all at once. You can miss them so much you ache but still ignore your phone when they call.
  16. You are good at something, whether it’s making someone laugh or remembering their birthday. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that these things don’t matter.
  17. You will always be hungry for love. Always. Even when someone is asleep next to you you’ll envy the pillow touching their cheek and the sheet hiding their skin.
  18. Loneliness is nothing to do with how many people are around you but how many of them understand you.
  19. People say I love you all the time. Even when they say, ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’ or ‘He’s an asshole.’ Make sure you’re listening.
  20. You will be okay.
  21. You will be okay.

21 things my father never told me  (via lovebug)

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squeats:

i drove 5 miles today with my phone sitting on top of my car and didn’t notice until i got out and it was still there sweet baby jesus i should buy a lottery ticket

"You love so hard."

obliteratedheart:

What my friend told me as to why my heart just can’t shut off to people once I love them. It hurts. A lot.

"You love so hard."

She also said, “Don’t ask God to turn off something in you that is actually a representation of Him.” 

Wise words. 

Reblogging again because there is no other reminder I need more for the rest of my life. 

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People always say that it hurts at night
and apparently screaming into your pillow at 3am
is the romantic equivalent of being heartbroken.
But sometimes
it’s 9am on a tuesday morning
and you’re standing at the kitchen bench waiting for the toast to pop up

And the smell of dusty sunlight and earl gray tea makes you miss him so much
you don’t know what to do with your hands.

Rosie Scanlan, “On Missing Them”  (via synthetic-synaesthesia)

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It’s been a while. I miss you.

I’m forgetting your voice and I’m going nuts trying to remember you just saying my name.

Remember that time you woke me up and made me tea? I wish we were fighting over the comics in the paper again.

I still have trouble with math. You made it all make sense.

It’s midnight and I’m thinking of your lips against mine while you’re probably fucking her.

I don’t like going to the places you took me anymore. They remind me of you.

You still have my movies but you can keep them.

I saw you today. You looked so happy and I’m glad that she does that for you.

texts I never sent to you (via synthetic-synaesthesia)

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