If people want to let you go, just let them do it. They may not understand who you are. So don’t play around with fire; don’t give them their cake and let them eat it too. Here is your rule of thumb: they either commit to you or get none of you.
—  Joey Furjanic, The Heartbreak Hotel: How Long Will You Stay?
One of the most important things that I heard a few years ago was something a counselor said to me, after I’d unburdened some things to her, mainly about my self-perceived speech impediment. She told me I was normal. I looked normal, I acted normal, and I sounded normal. It was something I needed to hear, because as an INFP it’s easy to blow up perceived faults within myself. So for all those INFPs out there angsting about something similar, I want to let you know that you are normal. Yes you are. YES. YOU. ARE.
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Hello, do you have any tips on how to write a personal essay for college/scholarships? Im so stumped on it :-\

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My dad gave me advice the other day and it changed my perspective on things. After another day of crying, feeling useless, mundane, and worthless, my dad had enough. He asked me what was wrong and I explained “I go to a school where everyone is exceptional at something except for me. I am talentless and unlucky.” Which he replied “you have talent and it is that you’re self aware. Most people go through life believing that they are happy because that’s what they want. They are ignorant to their reality, but not you. You realize that we are ants in this world. You think you drew the short stick of life and you know what, maybe you did. Maybe I did. But who cares. At least you realize this and can move past it unlike the fools who haven’t even realized it and are living a lie. You are going to deal with things, trust me, you haven’t even hit your low point. But when you get there, I know you will see where you are and move past it. You are an ant and you recognize that. That is a quality that not many people have.” God, I love my dad.

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Yourself

Written by Katharine // Photo by Analisa

No one has time anymore. That’s a simple fact. I haven’t had a day where I’ve only focused on myself in a long while. Although I make sure to steal a couple hours here and there. It mostly involves watching various Michael Fassbender movies while in a bath with a cup of tea, and I only get to do that about every three weeks. I still tend to feel bad about it though, because those three hours could obviously be more productive, right?

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