"Family comes first” but what if your family is wrong and they don’t even care to understand you? Then do who comes first?"
"I don’t want to be striving for bigger/better/higher/more every minute of every day. I don’t always want to have a larger goal. That just sounds exhausting and, worst of all, completely joyless. I want to enjoy my days."
Kristin Van Ogtrop, managing editor of Real Simple magazine, in the May 2013 issue
I like this.
People say that soon, you’ll begin appreciating the moments when you’re alone, by yourself, but I think they’re wrong. With our lifestyle, there are too many of those moments and I have learned to appreciate the time we have together.
The couple of hours we have before it’s time to sleep. The full weekend we have together that only occurs, maybe, once a month. The holidays you have off, if your schedule allows.
You used to think that I couldn’t handle this, that it’d be too much for me. I try my hardest to stay strong for you because I want you to know that you’re worth this. We’re worth this. And soon, I know that we’re going to be that 25%.
Aint that the truth. Live in the present, don’t dwell in the past.
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i was the small dog when i first started taking the cta.. after a couple years, i’m now the big dog! lol..
Being rejected doesn’t make you a failure. It doesn’t make you unloveable or unwanted. It doesn’t discount all the people who love and care about you. And it doesn’t mean you’re inadequate. All rejection means is that the relationship wasn’t the right fit. And just because a connection was lacking this time doesn’t mean you can’t find a connection in the future. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been turned down by a romantic interest, a potential job, a university, your peers, or your coworkers—
your worth as a person is not dictated by the opinions of other people. Not everyone is going to feel a connection to you, and that’s okay. It’s impossible to win everyone’s approval. So stop focusing on all the people who have rejected you, and start holding onto all the people who have embraced you with love and open arms. These are the people and relationships that matter. Let go of the rest."