Romanticization says the things that kill us are the things we want the most.
We drink and smoke and break hearts to feel things - numbness is too scary to even think about.
But when it comes to real life toxicity is draining. It’s dark and depressing and sad. It’s sitting on the ground thinking ‘I should be happy but I’m not’.
Why? Why why why?
When someone is toxic but you love them all the same, doubts begin to surface: is it you; your problems; your insecurities? It kills self-esteem and it kills self-confidence. It kills every part of you that was ever optimistic or sure.
You’ll be happy again; more than before. Now all you have to do is stop sitting around waiting for it; get up and go look.
i wish more people said that being single is normal
and you’re not going to meet and marry someone
and that’s fine
and if marriage happens, it happens. and it’s not the next big ticket to check off in life’s checklist
because not everyone meets someone they want to marry. and that’s normal
you’re not broken or unfulfilled if you are single