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Take your life back from your flaws. You are so much more than your mistakes, and the things you dislike about yourself. Tell me, who were you before you let your flaws define you? Before you zoned in on your shortcomings, your imperfections and your weaknesses? Who were you before you allowed such things to dictate your existence? Before you started saying no to living when it tapped on your shoulder because you were disappointed with your body, because you didn’t believe in yourself, because you constantly compared your value to what others portrayed around you? Who were you before you let your faults limit you, and what have you given up, what opportunities have you held like sand between your fingertips because you empowered your insecurities instead of empowering your confidence?

Take your life back from what broke you. The past is meant to etch lessons into…

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Before I say anything further, I will be honest with you: it hurt. Yes, it hurt big time the moment I realized the relationship would never be what I wish it could be and he was never going to feel for me the way I felt for him. All what I had was something almost.

I blamed myself. I traced back to every second we were together, asking myself what I did wrong that ruined my chance of something more, something solid. Since we were never in a relationship, there was no break up, no closure but only me with a broken heart and millions of what-ifs.

It was hard, very hard, but it’s true that time heals. When we go through something like that, we think it’s the end of the world. As time goes by and we reflect on our experience, we start to put things into perspective and…

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Date a girl who doesn’t need you because she’s already happy with herself. She’s the one with a tightly packed schedule and a life overflowing with love. She’s the girl you find it tricky to meet up with but who gives herself fully once she’s there. She listens fully when you speak. She answers promptly when you call. She does not waste your time playing petty games because she knows where her priorities lie. She doesn’t need you to complete or fulfill her. She’s simply looking for a partner in crime.

Date a girl who puts herself first. She’s the one who knows that two halves do not make a whole and that nobody can fill in for what she’s not. She admits that she is still a work in progress and she fully understands that you are too. She’s the girl who’s always working on herself because she doesn’t…

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Far too many people deliberate over the underlying distinction between ‘loving’ someone, and being ‘in love’ with them.

It is often repeated that being ‘in love’ with somebody is an absolute feeling, as though you have been surviving in utter darkness for years, and now you are facing this blinding light, and you can finally tell the difference between having your eyes open and closed. Falling in love, and having the love requited with identical passion, is said to be the ultimate sign of discovering happiness in its truest form, that is, in the form of another human being to share your sorrows with.

Personally, I would have to say that I disagree with this.

My thoughts are that falling ‘in love’ with someone is a feeling that is commonly out of your control. It is rather similar to falling down the staircase, this feeling. It just…

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“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”

— Mark Twain

“My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping
I shall go on living.”

— Pablo Neruda

“And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.”

— Anaïs Nin

“I don’t understand,
Why do I stress the man,
When there’s so many bigger things at hand?”

— Amy Winehouse

“As painful as this thing has been
I just can’t be with no one else.
See I know what we’ve got to do.
You let go, and I’ll let go too.
‘Cause no one’s hurt me more than you
And no one ever will.”

— Lauryn Hill


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