Because if you base your self-worth on what everyone else thinks of you,
you hand all your power over to other people and become dependent
on a source outside of yourself for validation.
Then you wind up chasing after something you have no control over,
and should that something suddenly place its focus somewhere else,
or change its mind and decide you’re no longer very interesting,
you end up with a full-blown identity crisis.
You Are a Badass // Jen Sincero
Dark days, the mornings when
I can’t tell if I should get out of bed or
Wait until they come to cart me away
Sitting down in the shower
Hoping the hotter the water
The lesser the ache
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Let’s Talk.”
i’ve spent all my life
flirting with disaster and
trying not to drown
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 135.”
it was you, standing
at the edge of the world and
begging me to jump
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 131.”
It gets so heavy,
sometimes I forget to breathe
and let it all go.
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 127.”
Anxiety is love’s greatest killer.
It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
// Anais Nin
everything in my life
with a coat of dust
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 121.”
When we are tired, we are attacked
by ideas we conquered long ago.
// Friedrich Nietzsche
It’s become as natural and right to be alone and silent that I don’t know how I can shift over to company.
// Martha Gellhorn, from a letter to Leonard Bernstein
You may be withdrawn, but you don’t have to be mean about it.
// Jack Kerouac