“As much as I would really like to have saved myself heartache, embarrassment or gossip, I also know that my biggest mistakes have turned into my best lessons and sometimes my greatest career triumphs…If my life had been turbulence free, no bumps in the road at all, maybe my music would be more beige, maybe the stadiums wouldn’t be so full and the mantle would be a little more empty.”

Maybe you lost someone you never expected you would lose, maybe you lost yourself, thats even worse. When you have bad days and just won’t let up, I just hope that you will look mirror and remind yourself of what you are and what you are not. You are not your mistakes. You are not damaged goods. You are not the opinion of someone who doesn’t know you. You are a product of your own learning. You are wiser because you went through something terrible and you are a person who survived a rainstorm and kept walking. I know believe that pain makes you stronger and I believe that walking through a lot of rainstorms gets you clean. 

Boys want love if it’s torture, but real men want you to text them back. Honestly. The way you can tell the boys from the men is how they react when you don’t play games with them. A boy will become bored. A man will want to get to know you more. Everyone wants a challenge, but you shouldn’t have to completely manipulate your communication style in order to seem like one. Your conversation, your outlook, your wit, your accomplishments, your charisma, those things should challenge him. Any MAN knows that if you’re showing him all of those qualities, you could just as easily show them to someone else if he plays games. You know what they say, play games with a girl, she’ll chase you. Play games with a woman, she will replace you.”