"We have all hurt someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. we have all loved someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. It is an intrinsic human trait, and a deep responsibility, I think, to be an organ and a blade. But, learning to forgive ourselves and others because we have not chosen wisely is what makes us most human. We make horrible mistakes. It’s how we learn. We breathe love. It’s how we learn. And it is inevitable."
"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
"Don’t ever put your happiness in someone else’s hands. They’ll drop it. They’ll drop it every time."
- My therapist: Look at nature. Look at flowers. We never walk into our garden and say "Oh wouldn't that flower be so much more pretty if it were taller? Or red instead of pink?" No, we don't. Because nature was created perfect just as it is. And so are we. We are part of nature, we are how we're meant to be, we are perfect just as we are.
Types of people who romanticize small town life:
- People who didn’t grow up in small towns