" Love is a funny thing. You expect it to be easy. You expect it to be a world of roses and laughs and perfect moments that you find only in movies. You expect him to always say the right thing, and always know exactly how you feel, or exactly how to react to it. You expect him to calm you down when you’re yelling or to chase you when you run away. You expect so much that you feel entirely, and utterly defeated when something doesn’t exactly match up with all your plans. But that’s the thing, love isn’t a plan. It doesn’t have a certain beginning and it certainly has no end or visible finish line to those deeply in it. Love happens, and it is so incredibly messy. "
" You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise. "
" I think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul. This world is so guarded and fearful. I appreciate rawness so much. "
" I fell in love with the way he tugs on his shirt when he’s nervous or how he’d hold my hand when I was. I fell in love with how peaceful he looks when he’s asleep and the sound of his heart every time my head rests on his chest. I fell in love with the colour of his eyes and his crooked smile. I fell in love with every single thing about him; everything he considered to be flaws. I fell in love with his contagious laugh. It’s the best sound I have ever heard. I fell in love listening to him talk about his passions and the shitty music he’d play in his car. I fell in love with just how much he cares, maybe too much, about the people he loves. I fell in love with how much he was willing to do to protect them, without expecting anything in return. I am in love with him. I am completely and inescapably in love with him. "