"When you find yourself drowning in self-hate, you have to remind yourself that you weren’t born feeling this way. That at some point in your journey, some person or experience sent you the message that there was something wrong with who you are, and you internalized those messages and took them on as your truth. But that hate isn’t yours to carry, and those judgments aren’t about you. And in the same way that you learned to think badly of yourself, you can learn to think new, self-loving and accepting thoughts. You can learn to challenge those beliefs, take away their power, and reclaim your own. It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen over night. But it is possible. And it starts when you decide that there has to be more to life than this pain you feel. It starts when you decide that you deserve to discover it."

"You are not alone, you are not worthless, and you are stronger than you think. Did you get up this morning? Did you open your eyes and take a deep breath and try to get through one more day? Then you, my love, are tough as nails. You are a fighter. Do not ever forget it."

thelovelyloner:

I can’t stress enough how important it is that you surround yourself with supportive people who make you feel important and special, and who enhance your life with their presence. If their presence is making you feel worse instead of better, re-evaluate why you’re letting them stay.

(via internal-acceptance-movement)

"My biggest fear is not her leaving. Or her being with another. My biggest fear is her forgetting about me and forgetting everything we had."

"In truth, you like the pain. You like it because you believe you deserve it."

Marya Hornbacher   (via le-vide)

(Source: rabbitinthemoon, via theowlthatbites)

"Other peoples’ opinion of you is their problem, not yours."

Anonymous

(via housewifeswag)

(Source: purplebuddhaproject, via speakallowed)

"every time you hurt me I apologized because I felt guilty for making you feel bad"

late night feelings (via vainajala)

(Source: withoutexistance, via thingsthatverbme)

gowns:

you all need to stop settling

stop putting yourself in the presence of people who make you feel confused or less-than

don’t try to salvage a friendship if they make you feel like shit

don’t try to get into the brain of someone who’s closing themselves off to you

don’t try to start a relationship with someone who’s lukewarm

tell yourself “i deserve better” — because you do. it’s a hard thing to practice, but do it every day. every thing you do, throughout the day, tell yourself “i deserve this.” you deserve good things.

it’s hard to unlearn settling, but trust me, high standards will save you every time

(via zazzerzuzz)

"Despite what you may believe, you can disappoint people and still be good enough. You can make mistakes and still be capable and talented. You can let people down and still be worthwhile and deserving of love. Everyone has disappointed someone they care about. Everyone messes up, lets people down, and makes mistakes. Not because we’re inadequate or fundamentally inept, but because we’re imperfect and fundamentally human. Expecting anything different is setting yourself up for failure."

Daniell Koepke (via emergentpattern)

(Source: internal-acceptance-movement, via zazzerzuzz)

"One day, whether you
are 14,
28 
or 65

you will stumble upon
someone who will start
a fire in you that cannot die.

However, the saddest,
most awful truth
you will ever come to find––

is they are not always
with whom we spend our lives."

Beau Taplin, "The Awful Truth" {Hunting Season – 28 copies left} (via afadthatlastsforever)

(via kimz-a-unicorn)

"In bed at 4PM
I held my pillow
and thought “oh well”
in regards to my entire life."

Tao Lin (via xysting)

(Source: maybethisisbeautiful, via kimz-a-unicorn)

Anonymous asked:
Yellow and green :)

oh gosh thank you :3

PSA

griffpad:

It’s OK to be in your comfort zone. You don’t have to leave it if you don’t want to. Being safe and comfy is very important in this world, so don’t let some jackass put you down for being there. You’re doing fabulous and everything is going to be OK.