Please leave format credit to 1986! YOU SAY YOU'RE "DEPRESSED" - ALL I SEE IS RESILIENCE. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO FEEL MESSED UP AND INSIDE OUT. IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE DEFECTIVE - IT JUST MEANS YOU'RE HUMAN “
“ find a beautiful piece of art. if you fall in love with van gogh or matisse or john oliver killens, or if you fall in love with the music of coltraine, the music of aretha franklin, or the music of chopin-find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was crated by human beings just like you, no more human, no less. ‘note to self’ | maya angelou
too much do you remember the first time you were called annoying? how your breath stopped short in your chest the way the light drained from your eyes, even though you knew your cheeks were ablaze the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue? your eyes never left the floor that day. you were 13. you're 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for "too long," apologies littering every other sentence, words trailing off a cliff you haven't jumped from in 7 years. 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious. all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard for 3 years for 10 minutes for 2 hours forever. there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart; mostly because they can't handle their own. but you never will be and have never been "too much."
i told myself i would stop making these quotes bUT i'm 17 and i'm technically a sophmore in college because of AP credits & i mean i thought that was something to be proud of??????? but everyone in my life (parents, friends, roommate, even my freaking RA) thinks i'm like stupid and have no future but i'm already a sophmore??? (and i register for classes @ the same time as my RA so) is it full of myself to be proud of myself for this????????
stop looking for things to mess up. just because you're used to tragedy, does not mean it always needs to be present in your life for you to feel comfortable. happiness is good and does not always indicate something bad is waiting to happen. happiness simply means happiness.
“ perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. ”
i'm sorry i keep making these but i don't have anywhere else to turn i'm so unhappy and i can't think straight and life was supposed to get better after high school but i've never felt so low and i'm so alone and i don't have anyone to go to and everything is a mess and my home is so broken and we had a fall break and i go back to school tomorrow and that should be good but i can't muster up the energy to eat much less act like i'm fine to my roommate and i can't even breathe but i have a three page paper due on tuesday along with an electronic thing that i can't even look at because i don't know what to do and two tests on wednesday in my hardest classes and i can't think anything but how tired i am of fighting and how i just want to be okay and i'm so sorry i need to put my feelings somewhere and i just i'm so tired and i don't think i can do it and i'm so alone and i don't know i don't know i'm sorry