Tuesday, May 20, 2014

That Woman



I want to be that woman: the woman who sees the value of what she has to offer in a relationship and to the world, and won’t settle for anyone who doesn’t see it too.

I want to be that woman: the woman who doesn’t accept placeholders in her life, because something is not always better than nothing.

I want to be that woman: the woman who is confident enough to realize that she deserves common courtesies and shouldn’t have to rationalize their absence.

I want to be that woman: the woman who acknowledges sadness over lost opportunities, but knows that one day there will be new ones on the horizon.

I want to be that woman: the woman who fills her life with fun activities and interesting experiences with friends she loves, and who knows her life is full with or without a romantic partner.

I want to be that woman: the woman who knows that even when she has bad days or weeks or months, they won’t last forever.
 
I want to be that woman: the strong and brave one her friends see.

I want to be that woman.

Monday, May 19, 2014

This Girl


I don’t want to be this girl: the girl who hears, “I’m not ready for a relationship,” and her first instinct is to say, “What if we take it slow?”, as if, if she’s just patient enough, he’ll come around.

I don’t want to be this girl: the girl who knows deep down that people really do exactly what they want, but tells herself that maybe this person wants something different from what he’s doing. 

I don’t want to be this girl: the girl who sends a simple, “How are you?” text, doesn’t get an answer, and then rationalizes all the reasons why this could be, when she knows that really it takes about 3 seconds to send a polite response.

I don’t want to be this girl: the girl who agonizes over why he didn’t respond, when the answer is quite clear: he didn't want to.

I don’t want to be this girl: the girl who feels so sad over a lost opportunity with a man (boy?) she barely knew.

I don’t want to be this girl: the girl who the rest of the world calls “strong” and “brave,” but who hates hearing those words because she feels like she never lives up to them.

I don’t want to be this girl: the girl who feels so fragile and lonely inside.

I don’t want to be this girl.

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