my biggest fear is I’m married & my husband says, “let’s cut sugar out of our diet” so I have to leave with the kids in the middle of the night
That’s how you know you know really trust someone, I think; when you don’t have to talk all the time to make sure they still like you or prove that you have interesting stuff to say.
Story of a Girl (Sara Zarr)
Please let yourself be proud of small things. Please do that. Please allow yourself to get really excited about playing a video game well or sending an ask you were nervous about or letting a bug outside or peeling the whole orange in one try. Please get so excited about that. Please. That’s so cool I’m so glad you did it.
Go for someone who is proud to have you.
It’s like coming home after a long trip. That’s what love is like. It’s like coming home.
I think you need to fall in love with the wrong person. I think you need to fight and cry and sweat and bleed and fail. I think you need to have bad relationships and bad breakups. I think you need all of that so that when the right person and the right relationship comes along you can sigh with relief and say, “Ah yes. That is how its supposed to feel.
Excerpt from “Conversations with my Mother” (via sleepychick)