a bit cheesy, but so so sweet and motivating!
And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.
understand that you want everything
or nothing and they only have some,
that the less you say the more you
have that can’t be translated into their
language, that you envy morning glories
and tortoises and everyone who has a
way to hide without forgetting which
way the sun is, that there is so much
goddamn black and white in the world
you can’t help but get drunk on all of
the grays and the blues most days.
But someday, someone will want to
read between your lines and break
your shell and it won’t be terrifying -
it will finally feel like everything.
I tell him, “Real.
Who never did,
Who won’t anymore,
And who always will.
So, don’t worry about people from your past, there’s a reason why they didn’t make it to your future.