10 Things I have learned so far in 2015
1. Things just aren’t going to go the way you expect them to, and that’s okay. Sometimes you are going to have to change your opinion on what happiness feels like.
2. There is no such thing as “who you are supposed to be”, you should never feel obligated to be the same human being you were six months, two weeks, or 5 days ago.
3. Stop participating in the competition over who is sadder. It isn’t tragic or interesting, it’s just a waste of time.
4. Not everyone is going to like you for you. It’s better that way. The most important thing is that you like yourself, and even if you don’t yet, you will.
5. Friendship should not be forced. Look around you. The people who make you feel like you could pour your medication down the drain are your real best friends.
6. You do not need twenty close friends to be happy. You do not need a clique to be happy. You do not need anyone else to be happy, but real friends are pretty good at it. Find them and never let them go.
7. Sometimes people are like sunshine, those are the best types of people.
8. Don’t keep a scale in your home. This way you have more time to focus on more important things, like where you are going and where you feel whole.
9. Cover your walls with the things you love, with paintings and notes and quotes you found online. If you aren’t allowed to tape things on your walls, put them in a journal, tape them on your heart, remember them because you love them. Keep a scrapbook so you can look back and remember that time when you went to a concert and felt a lot less like a child.
10. Read more books. Read them outside. It is beautiful to be alone sometimes, especially if you remember that you won’t be alone forever.
— I think that this has been the best year of my life so far, because i have found joy in the darkest times and in the most heartbreak, i have found joy in myself. Thank you to the people who taught me these things, even if I wasn’t ready to learn them yet. //f.g.a