moving forward quote

you don’t stop
loving someone
just because
you don’t talk
to each other
anymore.

you don’t start
hating someone
just because
things got tough
or wasn’t all
sunshine and
butterflies
the whole time.

sometimes
things work out,
sometimes
they don’t,

sometimes shit
just happens,
and that’s okay.

love is really,
fucking complicated
guys.
but go with it
when you find it
anyways.

you might
get lucky
or you might not,
but either way
you can say you
tried and learned.

and that’s
important
too.

—  trying to learn from what happened (6/21/17), thekaijusleeps

“Do you love yourself,” he asked
And the answer twitched on my lips.

“Some days.
Some days I feel like I can take on the world. Where I’m so full of light and self love that nothing can stop me from being happy. Where I feel like I can reach the sky and paint it whatever color I imagine.
Where love is synonymous with you, me, us, them, everyone.

But other days I feel so weak.
So small.
I wonder how I ever felt so great about myself or life and I find all these things that shouldn’t mean anything to me and I pick at them until I fall apart.
I wrap myself up in tattered pieces of cloth and tell myself I am warm even though I’m shivering.”

— 

- But at least I can love myself some days.

( @readyfornothing )

hello! i’ve compiled a list of quotes from many different people, all with a common theme of moving forward. “moving forward” is a purposefully broad term that i believe covers a variety of topics: poor grades, failure, breakups, mental illness, and trauma, among many others.

regardless of your situation, i hope you can find something in this list that speaks to you! let me know if this post has helped you in any way, it’ll make my day c:

  • “Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.”
    • Mason Cooley
  • "Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”
    • Victor Kiam
  • “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
    • Lao Tzu
  • “I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at.”
    • Louis C.K.
  • “No rain, no flowers.”
    • Anonymous
  • “You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old–whatever ‘the old’ means for you.”
    • Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • “Happiness isn’t something you wait around for. It’s something you create yourself.”
    • Yasujiro Ozu
  • “Go and do things you can’t. That’s how you get to do them.”
    • Pablo Picasso
  • “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”
    • Steve Martin
  • “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    • Douglas Adams
  • “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
    • C.S. Lewis
  • “What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.”
    • Anne Frank

and finally, a simple thought that forever changed me:

  • “You’re a thousand mistakes away from being good at something.”
    • My high school choir director

i hope you enjoyed reading these!! thank you so much, and have a wonderful rest of your day :>

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
—  Steve Maraboli

So often lately I want to just lie in bed.
I know I should want to have fun,
I should want to go see my friends.

But while their lives steadily move on,
Mine is stuck at a stand still
And I’m barely hanging on.

I always tell them I’m busy,
Though they know that I’m not.
Sometimes this darkness just hits me
And it’s impossible to stop.

—  K.N.B.
I’m smart because I’ve made mistakes. You rarely learn anything from successes or the good things in life. It’s struggle and falling to our knees that makes us something more.
—  smokeinfreshair