(Source: -theperfectmistake, via logicandchaos)
You deserve to look for love, if that’s what you want, and be ready to accept it when it comes your way. You might find yourself overwhelmed and even briefly in disbelief when you realize that someone actually loves you for who you are and wants nothing more than to be with you, but you should be able to embrace that unconditional caring with your own. You should wrap your arms around them and cover them with your whole body — flesh, bone, the ugly little cracks and scars that they can’t stop kissing — and know that you are a good person, who is worthy of such joy. You deserve not to question every person who gives you a compliment or tells you that you’re wonderful, not to wonder if they have some ulterior motive, or if you are somehow the victim of an elaborate prank. You should realize that you are worth loving because you are ready to love back. —
Things to remember. It might actually be okay if I tone down the cynicism just a bit.
I really need to get away. But running from my problems doesn’t get rid of them, now, does it? Will I be any better off in another country? Will I learn to stand up for myself, to speak out when I have something to say? Remember AAMP training—remember the energy of empowerment born from those two weeks of enlightenment—remember that the most important thing you learned was the absolute vitalness of finding your voice.
I think that one of these days you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there. — J.D. Salinger (via musingsinfemininity)
(Source: bookmania, via questionablepearls)