“Sometimes, I feel like ripping apart my skin and searching for a reason for why I feel this empty.
Maybe my veins are tangled, or something is lodged in my ribcage. Because it feels like something inside of me is missing or broken.”—(via pphyew)
don’t neglect your friends. friendships are important as hell and if you think they’re second best to romantic relationships, you need to reflect upon the role good friendships have played in your life, on how much more stable and long-term they can be. friendships are incredible and deserve as much appreciation, devotion, honesty, and love as romantic relationships.
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”—Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP (via observando)
All I wanted to do this Spring Break is go out all night and catch up with people. However, I could not do it. Everything that has been planned was just canceled because I was too busy with other people and I didn’t have time for the others or myself. Now I just really need a few hours away for myself and I am really sorry if you text or call me but I need a little alone time before I have a mental breakdown. I am sorry, just a few hours will do then I will be back.
“Everyone who shares their thoughts are brave individuals. It takes guts to let anyone, and everyone see inside your heart. We should never let anyone discourage us from our right to share.”—William Chapman (via j0yless)
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, guilt, or possessions—we cannot be free.”—Thich Nhat Hanh (via oulalalove)
“you learn a lot in high school.
you learn about heart breaks,
you learn about losing friends.
you take your first sip of alcohol,
you might even smoke your first cigarette.
you’ll go to your first party and get wasted.
you might even get a car.
people show you how unreliable they are,
how easily they could leave.
you learn to be alone,
how to live with your thoughts,
how to force yourself to stay strong,
how to stay mentally stable.
you learn a lot in high school,
but i will never understand the phrase
” the best four years of your life,”
because it honestly has been absolute hell
and i cannot wait to leave..”—Krystal Gonzalez (via memoriesrecollected)