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, sit in a coffee shop on your own, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.
– Emery Allen
No matter who you are, what you look like, or what you share with the world, there will always be someone who doesn’t approve of you. You are who you are, and you’re enough. It isn’t your job to conform to their idea of what constitutes a “worthwhile” human being. Instead of focusing on all of the people who don’t approve of you, try to take some time today to remind yourself of all the people who do appreciate and accept you. They’re the people who matter. To them, you matter. Let go of the rest.
- Daniell Koepke