self-respect is a weird word because you’d think it means “having respect for yourself” but it’s mostly used in terms of whether or not a person is acting in a way that makes them respectable to everybody but themselves.
“For years, mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”… The truth is you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation.”—Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog” (via thinfear)
Yesterday (December 3rd) was my birthday and I’m now sixteen! It’s like okay cool what I’m at that age that I was always jealous of everyone for being because sixteen sounds so cool and just, for lack of a more appropriate word, really sweet.
It was a very un-birthday-like kinds birthday because we had this training day at school and our social after and I hardly got to do anything and I didn’t even get to have dinner with the family (we usually go out on birthdays) but it was still nice and I looked pretty for the social and I stayed up till 12am on the third with a friend via text and yeah, it was all still lovely
You cannot keep every friend you’ve ever made. People and priorities change. As some relationships fade others will grow. Appreciate the possibility of new relationships as you naturally let go of old ones that no longer work. Trust your judgment. Embrace new relationships, knowing that you are entering into unfamiliar territory. Be ready to learn, be ready for a challenge, and be ready to meet someone that might just change your life. <3
“When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are.”—Anatole France (via pinkiipromise)
tumblr made me a much more tolerant and less judgmental person like my cousin be like “omg look at that bitch eyebrows she drew them damn near in her hairline” and i’m like shrug maybe the bitch wanted to have eyebrows in her hairline you don’t know shit about her life.