I, as a woman am not here to please you. I am not here for you to save. I am not here for you to love. I am not here for you to own. I am not here for you to look at. I am not here for your loneliness. I am not here to mend your problems. I have not been placed here on this earth for you.
last night a guy said to me “you are very, very pretty” and i said “i know” and he said like patronisingly “you KNOW?” and i said “you think you’re the first person to ever compliment me?” and he didn’t know where to go from there
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow.
You are allowed to grieve the years you lost to mental illness. You’re allowed to be mad that it happened to you. You’re allowed to pine after the person you might have been had it been different. But don’t let that get in the way of your growing into your new self and following a wholly new path for your life.