Saturday night looks
I go out of my way
to make sure you’re okay
and if you need me
in the middle of the night,
I’d be there in a minute
right by your side;
but I know
if I needed you to lean on
you would turn around
and be gone.
If you constantly compare yourself to other people,
you will only let yourself fall into a deep hole.
And the only way you can climb out
is knowing your own worth.
I’ve always been told that there is bound to be
someone “better” than me,
smarter than me,
and someone prettier than me
but don’t let that cheapen you.
Stop telling yourself there are others who sing better,
who write better,
who dance better;
because at the end of the day
that is not relevant.
What is important is the way you view yourself.
No one will tell you what you deserve
if you do not make it known.
No one will give it to you
unless you ask and work for it.
Don’t compliment someone else to bring yourself down.
Do not do that.
You are an individual and comparing yourself to someone else will eat you up on the inside.
Stop thinking about what others can do,
and focus on what you can do.
Keep going even when you think the world is telling you to stop.
Keep breathing when you have run out of breaths to take.
And keep dreaming
even if they seem impossible at times.
Believe in yourself and never settle,
know what you deserve and go get it.
Don’t tell yourself you do not derserve something.
You always deserve more than you make yourself believe.
I think it’s important
to remember that when it comes to life,
things never stay the same.
Whether it be friendships, relationships, families, homes, or yourself-
nothing is permanent.
Although that sounds bittersweet,
to say goodbye to all the things that you once knew,
it also brings new adventures and experiences.
And I think it’s important to remind myself
every now and then
that it is okay to change
regardless of the people around you and if they open up to it or not.
You will change but a part of you will always be the same.
Hold on tight to that part
because that is the part you never want to lose.
Seasons change and so does the weather.
People walk in and out;
they will open doors just to close them.
And you will close up and then open up again,
but don’t ever lose yourself.
Let yourself accept the change
but don’t forget who you are.
I hope you never have to lose yourself
to find out who you are
and the pieces you want to keep.
Because I did.
I think one of the most universal human experiences is feeling alone. You’d never know it, but there’s most likely tons of people feeling the exact same way. Maybe because you’re feeling abandoned. Maybe because you realize that you aren’t as self-sufficient as you thought. Maybe because you know you should’ve handled something differently. Or maybe because you aren’t as good as you thought you were. Either way, when you hit that low point, you have a choice. You can either wallow in self-pity, or you can suck it up. It’s your call.
—J.D. (via arkitextura)