"We live in an age where we feel guilt whenever we have to cut someone off but the reality is that some relationships do need to die, some people do need to be unfollowed and defriended. We aren’t meant to be this tethered to the people in our past. The Internet mandates that we don’t burn bridges and keep everyone around like relics but those expectations are unrealistic and unhealthy. Simply put, we don’t need to know what everyone else is up to. We’re allowed to be choosy about who we surround ourselves with online and in real life, even if it might hurt people’s feelings."
Ryan O’Connell, You Don’t Have To Be Friends With Everybody (via larmoyante)
I don’t normally post stuff like this on my work blog, but this is just so very important and way too important to not pass on.
People come into your life, make the changes that the universe designated them to make in your life, and then some of them leave. Let them leave. Be at peace with them leaving… and sometimes, it’s you that needs to leave.
"There are dreamers and there are realists in this world. You’d think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not the opposite is true. You see, the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists, well without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground."
— Cameron Tucker, Modern Family (via unsedated)
"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
"We don’t learn to love each other well in the easy moments. Anyone is good company at a cocktail party. But love is born when we misunderstand one another and make it right, when we cry in the kitchen, when we show up uninvited with magazines and granola bars, in an effort to say, I love you."
— Shauna Niequist, Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes (via nofatnowhip)
(Source: emotional-algebra, via lauralizzy)
"I only write when I am falling in love, or falling apart."
— (via leeessang)
(Source: faithandotherdrugs, via bikescenes)