Sometimes I just want to cry over all the things I don’t know yet, and get frustrated over the hours of work ahead to get there. Sometimes I want to cry over all the places I haven’t been. But that won’t help me know them any sooner and getting there is half the fun and I’ve got my whole life to do it and who gives a damn if someone else got there first. Everyone is on their own path at their own pace and we’ll all get where we’re meant to if we just stay true and help each other along when we stumble or fall, or when we’re not sure which direction we’re supposed to go.
I’ve been learning to be patient with myself. I’ve been learning to be kinder to myself, too. I’ve been learning to take care of myself and remember that I am good and worthy. The things I don’t know and the places I didn’t go yet are just at a different place on the map, and if I decide to go, I’ll find my way.
People think feminism means that there’s a group of women somewhere that want to take trousers with pockets away from men and give them to women, and give men trousers with fake pockets, while in reality feminism is the general idea that everyone should have trousers with pockets, because pockets are awesome.
1. Make sure you get enough sleep. A recent study by the U.S. Mental Health Association and the Better Sleep Council identified a relationship between positive moods and sleeping between 6 and 8 hours a night. Regular bedtimes were also important.
“No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater…The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.”—Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby (via dissapolnted)