"When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it’s safe inside your mouth."

Jodi PicoultHandle with Care (via feellng)

"I won’t beg someone to love me. I learned long ago that there is no use in hopeless pleas of trying to make someone stay. I am too good to chase someone who does not know my worth and I am too wild to keep waiting for someone who doesn’t acknowledge my value. I want to be loved unconditionally. I shouldn’t have to fight so hard for it. I do not have the time to prove to someone that I am worth it. I shouldn’t have to prove any of that; I am worth more than that."

"A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for."

William G.T. Shedd (via kushandwizdom)

Better.

There comes a point where you stop wondering. You stop thinking about what they are doing because it doesn’t particularly pertain to you. It’s funny though because you know the person so well that you know why they post this & that. It may not have been pertained but it was directed. & you just stop caring, stop hurting, stop thinking. The mountain becomes an ant hill. Their name doesn’t trigger anymore pain. Maybe because your heart is no longer held in their grasp & you can breathe. I wouldn’t say I was in love but I would say it was my first love. The person who taught me how to love, how to care, & how to feel. I never understood what people meant until 2 years & 7 months today, became a memory carried with the utmost respect. You know - that memory that makes me happier than the reality. I guess that’s what they meant by “better as a memory.”