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It feels like you’re completely naked in front of a million strangers, even if you’re fully clothed in front of one person you’ve known for quite some time. It feels like giving a sales pitch on the best product around but you can’t quite find the words to sell it. It feels like an obsession. It feels like arrogance. It feels like wanting to crawl under a rock and die. It makes the most confident person in the world feel like they’re not good enough, even for just a moment. Rejection.

Its something we all deal with. Some of us deal with it on a daily basis and some deal with it better than others. If you’re anything like me, which you’re probably not, you spend days making up excuses in your head as to why you’ve been rejected. You search your Facebook chat panel, messaging anyone who will listen and offer advice. You try to convince them to give you the answer you want to hear (and if they are any sort of friend, they will give you the cold hard truth). You go back and forth telling yourself you’re good enough, you’re pretty enough, you’re funny enough, you’re smart enough and you’re definitely over qualified. No you’re not. But maybe you are? Maybe they didn’t get the e-mail? Maybe their text messages aren’t coming through? Maybe you were giving them mixed signals? Maybe they think you’re crazy? Maybe they are just playing a never-ending game of hard to get? Maybe they’re still processing your resume? Maybe they have a girlfriend? MAYBE THEYRE JUST A GIANT DOUCHEBAG!

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i am constantly brought back to the same lesson and constantly try to ignore it. i cannot control anything or anyone besides myself. i am responsible for my own words and my actions, not how other people make me feel. the opinions, thoughts and actions of others are their own, they do not define me nor do they harm me unless i let them. i am a powerful, beautiful, intelligent, funny, strong, caring individual and the sooner i realize this and allow myself to believe it, the less i will notice and care about the differing opinions of others. the things i dream about and long for may not necessarily be the things i need. i need to understand that when things do not work out how i planned or desire them to, that there are far better things around the corner. 

C

Successful writers are not the ones who write the best sentences. They are the ones who keep writing. They are the ones who discover what is most important and strangest and most pleasurable in themselves, and keep believing in the value of their work, despite the difficulties.
Bonnie Friedman (via writetothestars)

you can thank me later.

C

one single moment will define your life. at what moment did you feel most alive? whats your proudest moment?

what moment defines your journey? write your own story.

#onejourneyblog

Anonymous asked:
Did you date Alex pietrangelo

haha I wish, but unfortunately not! 

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