*Originally published on She Rose Revolution. If you blame yourself for being abused, this was written for you. Because I know right now you are feeling so lost and so lonely. I know that the days are hard, but the nights; the nights are worse than anything you could ever even imagine. The night is when your world comes crashing down around you. I know some nights you fall asleep crying because you feel like the pain is never going to end. I know that some nights you fall asl
*Originally published on Thought Catalog. No one wants to give up on something that they have been pursuing for years. No one wants to leave the person they have always envisioned their future with. No one ever really wants to admit defeat. But sooner or later, life starts throwing obstacles at you. These obstacles are not here to hurt us. They are here to help us grow. These obstacles are signs that we need to see, to hear, and to experience in order to move forward in our l
*Originally published on Thought Catalog. I knew that day that there would be no going back from what I had done. I was faced with two options: continue pretending that everything was fine for the rest of the short time that we had together or to finally accept the truth. I chose the truth. I chose to finally open my eyes to the lie that I had been living for all of those months. I chose to break my own heart because I knew you would never have told me the truth on your own.
Originally Published on Thought Catalog. When you are hurting, your mind can play some truly awful tricks on you. It does its best to convince you that what you want is what you need, when the truth is so often the exact opposite. We often crave the things that are the worst for us. What we need is often so far from what we want that we do not always want to accept the truth as the truth. We manage to convince ourselves that they still care. We manage to convince ourselves th
*Originally published on Thought Catalog. I just want to believe that you’ll stay.
I just want to know if you are real
Or if we are both just desperate to lose ourselves in something new,
To blur the lines between the life we lead and the one we wish we did.
I think it all depends on the time of day. In the morning light, I am whole again.
But then the afternoon fog clouds my vision and I am not sure who I am anymore.
And when the sun sets, I am lost for sur
*Originally published on Thought Catalog. I am not for everyone. I have repeated this phrase to myself so many times, but I don’t think it will ever start bringing me comfort. Every time I begin a new adventure in the world of dating, I am so hopeful that this time will finally be the time. But it never is, and I am never ‘the one.’ I am the stepping stones on your path to true love. I am the one you date while you are picking up all of your pieces from the last time your hea
*Originally published on Thought Catalog. You have been conditioned to believe that falling in love brings consequences. You have had it drilled into your head and your heart that there cannot be love without pain. Someone has made you believe that you will never be deserving of a love that does not hurt you. Once someone shatters your self-worth, you truly start to feel like your life is over. So, how could you ever let yourself fall in love again? Why would you let yourself