Do not shove your feelings away to be dealt with at a later time. Do not block emotions simply because you do not have the patience. They are an important part of being human, so please respect yourself enough to acknowledge them.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

“Loneliness is a strange thing. Too often, we feel alone in this world, yet we’re constantly surrounded by people. We could stop being lonely so easily, if we’d just reach out to anyone nearby; yet we hold on to loneliness so tightly as if we don’t want it to be taken away. And I’m not sure why that is, but maybe it’s because being lonely is easier and less painful than trusting someone to not leave us back at square one.”

-Pieces of me, 9

“Alone but not quite lonely”