"Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay."-Wu Tang Clan (one of my favorite quotes ever)
"In any relationship, there will be frightening spells in which your feelings of love dry up. And when that happens you must remember that the essence of marriage is that it is a covenant, a commitment, a promise of future love. So what do you do? You do the acts of love, despite your lack of feeling. You may not feel tender, sympathetic, and eager to please, but in your actions you must BE tender, understanding, forgiving and helpful. And, if you do that, as time goes on you will not only get through the dry spells, but they will become less frequent and deep, and you will become more constant in your feelings. This is what can happen if you decide to love."-Tim Keller, the Meaning of Marriage (via easyisoverrated)
Friends came to me today saying someone new had finally walked into your life. They all had anticipated for some sort of mental breakdown because even after more than a year, they expected an alarm to go off in my head that finally, you had moved on. Like the last five years we were together had instilled in me forever some kind of bomb that would go off if it wasn’t me to have you in the end.
But it didn’t.
Long before we had even parted ways, I had accepted that you and I were different people from when we started. That eventually, it would end no matter how many silent phone calls and dry conversations we pushed through. That it would end no matter how many times I tried to erase the past and ease my insecurities. And it did. It ended messily and suddenly, but it did. So I’m happy for you. Happy because I knew before, you were hurting more than me and I never wished that upon you. Happy because you overcame that and opened up again.
You and I are no longer on good terms and I’ve accepted that. That was the choice I made for myself. I know the last thing that would probably be of interest to you are kind words after such a long period of silence, so I won’t break that. This post is more for myself, if anything. A sort of look at how much has changed. I’m happy, you know? I’ve managed so much this past year and a half since then and I’m happy with it. I’m glad that you and I have both ended up where we needed to be.
"It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on."-Nicholas Sparks (via n-xi)
‘if the bride and groom would now like to exchange their vows’ the priest says
‘a, e, i, o, u’ the bride whispers
Sometimes I just want to relax and vent but excuse me if that interrupts anything you find more interesting.
-"For all those self doubters, take note" - e.m.f.p (via pnko)
galaxies inside your head.
Stop letting people
you cannot shine."
"where’s my christian grey????” hopefully locked up in prison
i love when strangers smile at me and i smile back and we have that nice stranger smiling moment
"It disturbs me to learn I have hurt someone unintentionally. I want all my hurts to be intentional."-Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye (via epikhi)