Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are misanthropes, just sitting thinking, ‘Oh, people are such a bunch of assholes,’ but it’s really not like that. We just have a smaller tolerance for what it takes to be with others. It means having to perform. I get so tired of communicating.
The purpose of having boundaries is to protect and take care of ourselves. We need to be able to tell other people when they are acting in ways that are not acceptable to us. A first step is starting to know that we have a right to protect and defend ourselves. That we have not only the right, but the duty to take responsibility for how we allow others to treat us.
Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls my life.
in for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
I’m learning to love myself. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
I’m so done with my insecurities and doubts.
At some point you just have to let go, and move on. Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way we grow.
Don’t compare yourself to others. That’s when you start to lose confidence in yourself.
You smile, but you wanna cry. You talk, but you wanna be quiet. You pretend like you’re happy but you aren’t.
If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.