just a quick reminder

selfishness is putting the wants of yourself over the needs of others. 

self respect is putting the needs of yourself over the wants of others.

one is disregarding others, one is taking care of yourself. 

the difference between the two is the difference between being a friend and a doormat. 

taking care of yourself does not make you a bad person

i repeat:

taking care of yourself does NOT make you a bad person

look, girls like us are magnets for ruin. see the sky collapse on us each morning. see the light leave our bodies as we remember we aren’t beautiful. don’t you know? girls like us look prettiest in pieces.

here, here are the hands: look how still they are, look how simple (ignore the trembling) (ignore the bloody knuckles)

here, here is the mouth: that’s right, stitch it shut (doesn’t matter if it hurts) (doesn’t matter if there are things you want to say)

look, girls like us are ¾ disaster. see how we bleed and bruise and burn. see what a pretty sound it makes.

—  unnatural disaster || s.o.
I think a part of her always thought she wasn’t destined for a happy ending, so the rest of her made sure she would never get one
—  (Via - Solana R. )

 i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  i’m sorry.  I AM SO FUCKING SORRY.           it should have been me.             i know it should have been me.