Thought Catalog

Let Me Promise You This

Posted: 16 Jun 2016 06:01 PM PDT

Sophia Louise
Sophia Louise

I promise to fight for you when you are confused and are filled with doubt.

I promise to search every crowd for you when you feel like you never want to see me again.

I promise to pull you closer and closer when you push me away.

I promise to still choose you each day when you tell me things that disappoint me or I'm not ready to hear.

I promise to want you next to me even when you are tired and grumpy.

I promise to support all your biggest dreams when you are still searching for hope and courage.

I promise to love your face when you are old and gray, just as much as I do today.

I promise to make you feel strong and in control when you've had a bad day.

I promise to give you everything I can when you feel like you have nothing left to give.

I promise to always make you feel loved when you're feeling lost and alone in the world.

I promise to bring you back to the present when your past clouds your head and steals your smile.

I promise to always be gentle with your heart when you feel like you are breaking and to be there to help when you can't pick up all the pieces alone. TC mark

21 Signs You’re Not ‘Overly Emotional’ — You’re An Empath!

Posted: 16 Jun 2016 05:00 PM PDT

1. You feel helplessness when two friends need your help at the same time, or someone needs your help and you absolutely can’t. You want to help everyone.

2. People come to you—even people you don’t know super well—to talk about their problems and receive a shoulder to cry on.

3. And feeling very valuable that you were able to help.

4. You have a sixth sense about when something is wrong with someone, and you want to be able to immediately step in and help them feel better.

5. But you find yourself taking on other people’s pain, and burdening yourself with it. You can’t just listen to someone and nod along, you feel what they are feeling and carry it with you.

6. Sometimes you get overwhelmed when in a crowded public place such as a sporting event, huge party, or crowded bar. Oftentimes you prefer the company of a small, tight-knit group of friends who you know well.

7.  People say that you are “soft” or “too emotional” for caring about everything.

8. And you’ve tried to care less, but you just can’t. You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, and you are determined to make it a better place.

9. All this caring makes you extremely passionate about everything you do. You don’t waste your time “going through the motions” or doing something half-heartedly, you are here on this Earth to give 100% and you refuse to give any less.

10. Even when people judge you for caring so much and working so hard.

11. Your feelings do get easily hurt, because relationships are extremely important to you and words have so much power. You don’t understand how people just “brush things off.” How do they get by without caring??

12. You find yourself needing a great deal of alone time to decompress and relax.

13. And you find nature to be an extremely relaxing and restorative place. Even a short hike through a park can leave you feeling refreshed and ready to go!

14. Oftentimes you become lost in your daydreams and fantasies, finding them to be a gentle place of escape from a mundane world.

15. You find it easy to express yourself creatively, such as acting, music, writing, or other arts.

16. Seeing violence and cruelty—even on television—is unsettling. Why do people have to behave this way?

17. You always look out for other people, and have a keen sense of right and wrong. You don’t tolerate people picking on the underdog.

18. You have an addictive personality, and can rapidly submerge yourself into certain activities or pursuits (even bad ones, sometimes, like excessive drinking).

19. The “truth” is something very important and tangible to you. You don’t want to be lied to, and you have a hunger to discover reality.

20. You don’t get along well with arrogant or conceited people. The world is a huge place, and we should all approach it with a sense of humility.

21. Negativity is only a fleeting thing for you. Tomorrow is always a new day, and you want to seize it. TC mark

To My Fellow Women: Be Whatever The Fuck You Want

Posted: 16 Jun 2016 04:00 PM PDT


Hey girl.

I bet you’re well acquainted with all of those inspirational Pinterest quotes and Instagrams blowing up your feed about how to be a “brave woman” and that tell you to “never settle” in beautiful calligraphy laid out over a filtered sunset. I bet you see one after another and another and another personal essay or (god FORBID) listicle cluttering up your Facebook feed telling you how you “run the world” and how you’re “strong as hell” perfectly captioned and framed with a Shutterstock image of a girl laughing.

I bet you’re fully familiar with how you’re supposed to be an independent, confident, never settling down or for less than what you TOTALLY deserve female. I bet you’ve got it. You have heard the message, you have nodded in solidarity, you have liked and Retweeted until your fingers gave out.

And you know what? I’m here to tell you one thing, and one thing only.

None of that fucking matters.

Really. Like seriously. Absolutely none of it matters. Sure, word art is fun sometimes (especially when you’re decorating your bathroom) and inspirational quotes make you smile from time to time when you’re absentmindedly scrolling through the interwebs. Maybe a reminder that you’re a badass bitch or can do anything you put your mind to (because you are and you can) is nice — sure. I can roll with that. I DO roll with that.

But there is a connotation behind a lot of that Pin-spirational Porn that I simply cannot get behind, and I hope you can shrug off too.

And that’s that there is a “right” way to be a woman.

See, the problem with these messages and visuals that keep flying at our faces every day is that frankly, they’re no better than the Maybelline ads telling us what we aren’t born with. They are just as influential and, potentially, just as damaging as something telling us to stick out our chests in a Bombshell Bra or telling us we’re only “worth it” if we dye our hair with L’Oreal. And that’s because even these supposed feminist rants that are supposed to be uplifting are in fact telling us that there is a correct way, and a less than correct way to conduct ourselves, carry ourselves, and ultimately look at ourselves as a woman.

They are telling us that there is only one way to woman, and it’s their way.

And that, my fellow women, is bullshit.

It is bull with a capitol B for breasts bullshit.

And I for one, have had it.

I’m tired of being told that by not traveling alone across a desert I’m not brave and that by not getting a degree I don’t need I’m giving up on myself. I’m tired of being told that by not waiting for someone who sweeps me off my feet I’m settling and that by not chasing a dream that’s not feasibly obtainable or financially responsible I’m limiting myself.

I’m over being told that my practicality is boring and that my realistic outlook is damaging. That my sense of contentment with myself is loneliness in disguise but that my fear of dying alone is anti-feminist. That wanting kids is giving into societal pressures but NOT wanting them is failing at fulfilling some sort of duty to myself and the world.

You guys (girls? whatever.) it’s fucking exhausting. And I’m done trying to keep up.

Because you know what’s actually damaging?

Telling other women how to live their lives simply because it doesn’t align with how you’ve chosen to live your own.

Maybe you’re a virgin but someone else practices polyamory and multiple partners. That’s DOPE. Maybe you’re a stay at home mom and and someone else has had their tubes tied at 28 because they’re certain they don’t want kids. That’s AWESOME. Maybe you’re a woman who works 60 hours a week and someone else is choosing to go through all of Southeast Asia with nothing but a smartphone and a backpack. I applaud you both.

And I applaud you both not ONLY because you’re ladies, but because you are ladies who are doing what feels right for YOU.

See, inspirational quotes are great. Inspirational articles are great. But they’re only great if they don’t make you feel bad about or make you question the life that you’ve chosen to live. Choosing something is not synonymous with settling. Taking a different path is not the same as limiting yourself. And living a different life than someone who looks completely opposite to you does not make you a bad woman.

Because, at the end of the day, it’s nobody’s life but your own.

So be whatever kind of woman you want to be.

Because I think she’s pretty quotable, pretty badass, and absolutely worth writing about.

Who run the world? You.

You do.

So don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. TC mark

Why Do We Continue To Give Our Hearts To Those Who Hand It Back To Us?

Posted: 16 Jun 2016 03:00 PM PDT


The question isn’t if we’ve experienced it, it’s how many of us have. How many of us are still heartbroken over a guy we never dated? How many of us still go through old text messages, trying to figure out exactly where everything changed? How many of us replay old conversations and think of what we should’ve said to make us sound more chill, more laid back, less intense? 

Maybe we should’ve put more “lol’s” and not cared if we didn’t get the usual good morning text. Maybe we should’ve been nonchalant when they reached out; acting as if their presence was hardly noticed. Maybe that would’ve gotten their attention and made them intrigued by our disinterest. But no, we weren’t able to do that. Instead, we felt a connection through the constant conversations. We started to look forward to seeing their name pop up on our screen to ask how our day went, if we’ve had food yet, and if we’re okay. We looked into those questions and the conversations where they asked us every question from our favorite color to our biggest insecurity and formed a trust with them.

It was a safe place because after saying our first comment that broke down our guard and showed some vulnerability, they accepted it and encouraged more. We had been hiding behind those guards for so long because so many before had ridiculed us for them that this new acceptance was a haven. And we went with it. I mean, we do only share those private parts of us with those we can see ourselves going further with. So we continued. 

Weeks pass by, months pass by, and by now, you feel you’ve shown your true self, you’ve shared your true self, and you’ve accepted their true self. But other than the breaking down of walls, the relationship has not progressed further, at least not to the destination you were hoping for. You’ve showed genuine concern, you’ve shown genuine care, and you’ve expressed your feelings. Come to find out, they like you too. The topic of relationship comes up. Family members begin to ask what this is and while you’re unsure because there’s still no title, you’re certain it’s coming soon. “It’s just not the right time,” you say to explain why you’re smitten over a boy you don’t call your boyfriend. But those questions start to bother you because you want him to be your boyfriend. You wouldn’t have discussed how many kids you want in the future, if sex could be gone without, and which side of the bed you have to sleep on if you didn’t.

You knew from the start that this wasn’t going to be just a friend. No one talks to just a friend all day every day, and dives headfirst into our inner thoughts and fears. No, you knew what this was. This was a potential. A possibility. It was different than strictly platonic.

There was flirting and innuendos. There were all these reasons why a relationship could be possible to be had, but then, without even any warning, that was all gone. The future suddenly disappeared all because they are no longer wanting to pursue one. They want to take back the innuendos and flirting and be just a friend. They want to back pedal and say that it isn’t possible to be more and now you can’t help but wonder why. We did say we wanted more, didn’t we? What happened? What went wrong? But, I shared my heart with you. I let you in, in a way that’s hard for me to do. Why don’t you see it anymore?

These questions haunt you at night while you’re replaying what they’ve told you. “I don’t think I’m ready to date.” “It’s not you, it’s me.” You read into all these excuses, because that’s what they are, and you start to blame yourself. Maybe he’s just not ready to date me. Maybe the problem is me. Maybe he’ll be ready if I was someone else. All these thoughts run through your head as you cry over ice cream for a boy that was never yours. You feel hurt, heartbroken, played, betrayed. All these emotions from a relationship that never was.

But that’s okay. It hurts to give a part of your heart to someone and have it handed back to you. It makes you question if your heart is even good enough to be offering because here we are, again, receiving it back from someone we thought could take care of it. It’s not a fun feeling, but one thing I’m learning is that, not everyone deserves our heart. We take chances and when they don’t work, we need to dust ourselves off and learn to hold onto our hearts longer next time.

Don’t fall for the hope that “I can see it happening.” I honestly think that if you can see it happening, you’ll make it happen. And if no one is making it happen, or one is delaying the process, (and the reason isn’t actually logical), then take your heart and move on.

You may not agree but I believe that people know if and when they want to be with someone. It doesn’t take months or years to decide if you want to be with them and only them and not have to share them.

And once you’ve made that decision, nothing should stand in your way. If we both like each other and want to be with only each other, we’re both making that risk to make it work. If you can’t handle the risk, then maybe it isn’t worth enough to you, but we fight for the things we want. We fight for the people we want. I was willing to take that risk. I gave him a piece of my heart to show that I was willing to take the plunge and dive in, but sometimes they don’t see it working. And if that’s the case, while my first thought is to think it’s because of something I did, my second thought needs to be gratitude that I didn’t risk it all on someone not even willing to risk a little. It’s not my fault. There’s no conversation to replay or things I should’ve said. I am who I am and I meant every word, and if that for any reason was a factor to us not being a "we", then I’m glad I still have my heart.

Slightly bruised because I saw the possibility and allowed him to enter my heart, but still intact because he stopped me from committing to what would've been a party of one. There will be someone who’s willing to commit to that risk and continue further with me. I'll be waiting for him. TC mark

This Is What Happens When You Date The Girl Who’s Unsure About You

Posted: 16 Jun 2016 02:15 PM PDT

Paolo Cipriani
Paolo Cipriani

Guys often complain that women like assholes and they let the nice guys go, but women have the same problem too, they think men like bitches and they let the nice girls go. Lately this scenario seems all too familiar; a guy is crazy about the girl who's unsure about him while the nice girl is waiting for him to make up his mind, but it all just ends the same way, the girl who's unsure about you will break your heart.

She will keep you in the grey area without putting a label on your relationship because she is exploring her other options; looking for a better replacement.

She will make plans with you only when she has no other exciting plans or only when she wants attention.

She will make you question your self-worth and constantly make you feel like you don’t deserve her. 

She will make you plan things and even book things and might cancel on you at the last minute.

She will not always reply to your texts and her responses are going to be short and vague.

She will not try to get to know more about you or ask you intimate questions about your life.

She will not meet your friends or bring you around her friends because she doesn't want to make things official.

She will always blame you for anything that goes wrong simply because she doesn't even want to try.

The girl who's unsure about you will always play mind games with you to make you feel like you're not good enough or that she is not completely yours so you can give more and do more because she is a 'prize' that needs to be earned.

She will make you feel like she has options and she can easily replace you and she will always be busy with something other than you.

She will never be all in and she will never put you first.

You will wonder why this is happening or why she can't see how amazing you are or much how you love her, you will ask yourself too many questions and you might end up driving yourself crazy, but that's not going to change the fact that she will still be unsure about you.

She will make you feel the way the girl who's sure about you feels. You will now understand what it feels like to be on the other side; the side of mixed signals, confusion, frustration and unrequited attention.

She will make you wonder why it's always the ones you don't want that want you and why you just can't get it right.

But one day you will realize that you deserve better, you deserve more, you deserve someone who appreciates your effort and attention and wants to define things to make sure no one else stands a chance.

You will realize you deserve someone who lifts you up instead of making you question your self-worth and you deserve someone who doesn't leave you with unanswered questions or treats you like an option.

You deserve someone who makes you sleep at night knowing that you're the only one.

And that day, maybe you will realize that life is too short to be with someone who's unsure about you, and maybe that day you'll finally decide to give the girl who’s sure about you a fair chance. TC mark

Finally, I Do Not Miss You Anymore

Posted: 16 Jun 2016 02:00 PM PDT

Liam Hart
Liam Hart

I don't think about you much anymore.

I don't think about the first time we met. You were in that coffee shop that sells lavender chai, sitting in that brown leather chair no one ever sat in, and you were staring at that little sketchbook of yours with this look like you were carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.

I don't think about how I felt like all I needed to do in that moment was make you smile or laugh. I guess I did a pretty good job because you laughed, and you smiled. I couldn't help but melt right when I heard your laugh and saw your smile.

I don't think about our first date and how nervous I was when I reached for your hand. I don't think about how a few dates later we shared our first kiss at the end of that haunted house maze. You were shaking, but the moment we kissed, it was like your body relaxed and fell in rhythm with mine. Your lips oddly tasted of peanut butter cups that night.

I don't think about all the drives we took, and the songs you played on repeat like John Mayer's Stop This Train. We'd drive for hours and you'd leave your window open to let the wind rush through your hair and so you could sing to the outside world. You always sang. It was one of my favorite things about you.

I don't think about the walks we took in the middle of the night. We would head over to that cute little neighborhood by UCLA so we could walk around and look at all the houses, imagining ourselves living in one of those houses with a red door and a tree swing.

I don't think of when you'd come over after having a really long day. All you wanted to do was watch Netflix and snack on everything possible. We always did, but only after I got you to dance with me – usually a slow dance.

I don't think about how one day, I noticed the look in your eyes changed. It lost its flame, and I was no longer your spark.

I don't think about how you talked less and less about the weird dreams you'd have. We stopped trying to figure out what they meant. We actually didn't really talk much about anything at that point.

I don't think about how we didn't do anything anymore. We didn't go for drives. We didn't find new places to eat at. We didn't listen to new music. We were done with our adventures.

I don't think about how you said you didn't love me anymore.

You were crying because you said you wanted to love me the same way I loved you, but you just couldn't.

You expected me to hate you. You expected me to yell at you and hurt you. I don't think about how I thought you knew me better than that and how I would never do that.

I guess I lied when I said I don't think about you much anymore. I do think about you, but only when something reminds me of you.

I do think about you, but thing is – it doesn't hurt anymore when I think about you. It doesn't hurt when I think of everything that happened between us, and that makes me feel good.

I guess what I should really say is – I don't miss you anymore, and for me, I think that's the closure that I needed. TC mark

10 Honest AF Reasons Why You’re Still Single (So Everyone Can Quit Asking Already)

Posted: 16 Jun 2016 01:15 PM PDT


I turned 22 last month and it seems like now I need to have my life together, and that of course includes a boyfriend. I graduated college the same month, so along with that relationship I should also have a job and a plan. I should know what I'm doing and where I want to go in life.

But to put it bluntly, I have no fucking clue what I'm doing. I have zero love interests and if I'm being honest I haven't had a serious relationship since high school because every guy I’ve ~*talked to*~ since in college didn't want to take it to the next level. So I've been practically single for about five or six years now.

Being single isn't a bad thing; you shouldn't be frowned upon for not knowing who you're going to spend the rest of your life with in your twenties, or even thirties for that matter. Sometimes you're just single because that's the way it is. You don't need to constantly explain yourself, but if you do here are some of the real, honest reasons why you might be single to make people shut up and stop asking.


1. You're single because no one likes you. It's not a bad thing, you're not looking for pity, it's just the truth. You haven't meant anyone who is crazy about you yet and that's fine.

2. You're single because you don't like anyone who likes you. There might be someone who does like you, who thinks you're the center of their universe and he can't imagine his life without you. But you only imagine your life without him because you have no interest in him. Nothing wrong with that either because it's basically a known fact by now, but you can't force feelings.

3. You're single because everyone you think, 'wow maybe I could see myself dating him' already has a girlfriend or is married. Like they say, the good ones are already taken but if he wasn't you'd be all over that.

4. You're single because you're selfish. You don't give a damn about being in a relationship. To you the world is yours and the more options and freedom the better. You don't need love to make you happy; you're doing just fine on your own.

5. You're single because you're picky. Pick away girl friend, you can be as picky as you want because if you're going to be spending the rest of your life with someone you sure as hell don't want to hate the way he lives most of his daily life just because you don't want to be single. If the way he eats annoys the shit out of you, say ‘see ya!’ because you don't want to live with that the rest of your life.

6. You're single because you're in a new area. It's not like you just moved in and you're the hot girl next door (or maybe you are) but you generally aren't going to move to a new city and be like, 'BOOM come get me boys' because they don't even know you're there.

7. You're single because you're focused on other aspects of your life. You're not sitting around constantly swiping right or left, you're not trolling the Internet finding every dating site available (and if you are, good for you. I just downloaded Tinder and it’s fun as hell). You're more focused on your career, your friends, maybe some other big aspect of your life and you honestly just don't want a relationship, so don't feel pressured to get in one.

8. Back to dating apps. You’re single because even though you have one doesn't mean you're guaranteed to find love.
I've talked to some guys on Tinder and let me tell you where it got me… NOWHERE (granted I've had it for like two days, but whatever). Just because you have a dating app, doesn't mean you're destine you find love because corny pick up lines and dick pics are surely not the way to everyone's hearts.

9. You're single because you're just not into dating guys for 'fun' anymore. I would call what I had with several guys throughout college 'fun' and now that I've graduated I'm over the 'fun' part because it got me no where other than feeling shitty about myself and wondering where the hell it was going. I am glad that phase of my life is over and I'd definitely be more satisfied with being single than waiting for someone to decide to text me or not.

10. You're single because you work from home and don't go out a ton. Going out is expensive, especially in cities and most people don't have cash to blow every weekend going out and trying to meet guys. But in all reality, do you really want to date the guy that has some chick bent over grinding on her? Yeah, I didn't think so.

11. And a bonus just because! You're single because being single isn't a bad thing, SO STOP MAKING WOMEN FEEL LIKE IT IS. TC mark

Why Dating And Maintaining A Relationship In 2K16 Is Actually F#*cking Hard

Posted: 16 Jun 2016 01:00 PM PDT


My friends and I sit around often on weekends and discuss our love lives (or I should say the lack there of). We whip out our phones and laugh uncontrollably at all the accurate memes that depict our failed relationships and sip on some wine and swipe until we pass out.

At this point you're probably like well, "Cool story but why is it so hard to find a genuinely good partner?" and the answer is quite simple.

Thanks to the recent introduction and popularity of dating apps and the fact that our current generation idealizes the "faux" expectations we see on social media daily these platforms have taught us to believe that we do indeed have options and have shaped our ideas of what a perfect partner ought to be like.

Instead of working through issues and growing with our significant other or giving the person we're dating a chance we wake up and scroll through Instagram, have a brief swipe session on Bumble, and scour through Facebook updates garnering an arsenal of reasons or ideas as to why the current person we're dating is not good enough or not living up to our expectations as a partner.

The sad truth is that what we see plastered on social media isn't real.

Don't get me wrong, I am well aware that there are guys and girls out there that go above and beyond for the person they're dating whether it is just the beginning of something new or they've been with their partner for quite some time.

But with the rise of social media, we are now more likely to compare our connection with the other person in our life to that of an insta-famous couple or to the images we see plastered of happy couples we know on Facebook.

We tend to forget that social media is just a platform where people share their experiences, moments, and memories and just to make it clear they are generally sharing the good ones and not the bad ones with the masses.

In other words, ladies and gentlemen, the reason why your relationships new and old are failing is because your expectations are unrealistic and instead of growing with a potential partner you instead nix them before they even have a chance to reach their full potential.

We have been inundated with the idea that somewhere out there is a perfect person who will sweep you off your feet, take away your troubles, and shower you with gifts as a sign of love and adoration when we should be focused on finding a companion who is a good person at the core.

It shouldn't be about how they dress, what they look like, what they buy you, or how much money they have but rather whether or not they share the same moral compass, goals, and aspirations as you.

You may not have it all right now, but who's to say that you can't build your dreams together?

What I'm urging you to do is break away from expectations to the best of your ability. Appreciate the person you're with for who they are and how they make you feel. Once again don't get confused because in no way, shape, or form am I telling you to settle. Actually quite the contrary.

I am telling you to think outside the box and to seek a connection that is real versus a connection that relies heavily on things that feed your ego versus your soul.

I am well aware that this is not an easy task. I for one am a person who always held the people I dated at arm's length and judged them based on every action small or big, and analyzed it until it didn't make any sense at all based on the information and ideals projected by social media. So given that I was so impressionable, I've spent a majority of my young adult life dating, but not really dating with the idea that my perfect person that I'm meant to be with has not yet come along.

Truth is: if you're too caught up looking for something that may not present itself how you expect it to then there's a good chance that you might pass up on the potential of something that is greater than what you ever imagined.

This was a hard lesson I had to learn and although I can't pinpoint a specific instance or moment where I realized that there is more to love and dating then what I saw or believed to be true, I learned that if you hold on to those naive standards of how things ought to be you won't be giving yourself a fair chance at finding someone great.

So the next time you find someone who makes you laugh uncontrollably, who only wants to see you smile, and who wants to join you in all your weird explorations and adventures, don't be quick to let them go since they can't stock your room with twelve dozens of roses, or take you on extravagant spontaneous trips, or nightly expensive dinners. Because if you let them go, you'd be placing too much value in things that you can grow towards together and not enough attention in the little things that really matter the most. TC mark

25 Uplifting Quotes To Remind You That Your Future Is Brighter Than You Think

Posted: 16 Jun 2016 12:15 PM PDT

Jeff Isy
Jeff Isy

1. “When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” ― Chuck Palahniuk

2. “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

3. “It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

4. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

5. “It was amazing how you could get so far from where you’d planned, and yet find it was exactly were you needed to be.” ― Sarah Dessen

6. “But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.” ― Lauren Oliver

7. “You are the best author of your own future. So, the next time you sit down to write your own story, remember that you are the creator of the best chapters that could ever be written.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

8. “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

9. “And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, Don't let logic interfere, believe your heart instead.” – Philip Robison

10. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― Mother Teresa

11. “The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Time turns flames to embers. You’ll have new Septembers.” ― Taylor Swift

13. “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.” ― Barack Obama

14. “Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley

15. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” ― Marcel Pagnol

16. “Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.” ― Mattie Stepanek

17. “Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.” ― Lil Wayne

18. “The past explains how I got here, but the future is up to me – and I love to live life at full throttle.” ― Janice Dickinson

19. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” ― Oprah Winfrey

20. “Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.” ― Audrey Hepburn

21. “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” ― Robert H. Schuller

22. “Somebody who can reckon with the past, who can live with the past in the present, and move towards the future – that’s fabulous.” ― Bruce Springsteen

23. “I don’t believe in regrets; I believe your future is in your tomorrows.” ― John Travolta

24. “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” ― Sonia Ricotti

25. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow are yet to be said. The chances, the changes are all yours to make. The mold of your life is in your hands to break.” ― J. R. R. Tolkien TC mark

I Hope She’s Worth It

Posted: 16 Jun 2016 12:00 PM PDT

Cameron Kirby
Cameron Kirby

Although I'll never understand why you got back with the ex who broke your heart, I hope she's worth it.

I hope she's worth all memories we had, that are now starting to fade away.

I hope she's worth you losing my respect.

I hope she's worth all the pain you've put me through.

I hope she's worth all the tears I've cried the past few days, because you and I both know that I never cry.

I hope she's worth the feeling I felt when I read the words "I love you" that you wrote as a part of her birthday post.

I hope she's worth all the times you've told her "thanks for everything" and I felt so stupid for ever thinking you'd open up to me the way you do with her.

Most of all, I really hope you still think she's worth it when you realize that you threw away everything you and I had for her.

I hope you realize I loved you more than anything, and cared about you more than she ever will.

I hope you realize that all I ever did was try to be there for you.

I hope you realize that I completely turned my whole world upside down just to be by your side, on the off chance that you might've come to me when you needed someone.

I hope you realize that I just spent the last ten months of my life being totally devoted to you, and you barely even cared.

Eventually I have to stop being hurt. I have to stop being so upset and angry, and feeling betrayed. I need to take a step back and realize that you're happy with her, and all I ever wanted in the first place was for you to be happy. I need to be okay with the fact that I'm not the cause of your happiness, and that she is.

I hope you treat each other right.

I hope you're there for each other when you need it.

I hope you love each other more than life.

I hope you're very happy together.

I hope she's worth it. TC mark