Posts by josephinereubenne

I have tendencies. Love me anyway.

There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffeeshop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.

Emery Allen

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Keep going. No matter what you do, no matter how many times you screw up and think to yourself “there’s not point to carry on,” no matter how many people tell you that you can’t do it – keep going. Don’t quit. Don’t quit, because a month from now you will be that much closer to your goal than you are now. Yesterday you said tomorrow. Make today count.

Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie.

You can’t erase what you can’t face. You can’t change what you refuse to confront.

Politics is when people choose their words and actions based on how they want others to react rather than based on what they really think.

from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

And even if you’re not here to stay, I’m happy the universe allowed your soul to stop by.

You shouldn’t stay friends with people who never ask how you are.