Let whatever you do today be enough. Let go of the judgement you have about what you should be or could be doing, and today, allow yourself to simply be. I know that it’s so hard not to compare yourself and your journey, but it gets you nowhere. It makes you feel worse and it keeps you stuck. So stop fixating on where everyone else is, and start giving yourself permission to be exactly where you are. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe. Breathe and be patient with yourself and your process. You are doing the best you can to cope and survive amid your struggles, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. It’s enough. You are enough.
Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)
Once I rejected a boy’s invitation to hang out for the third time, citing that the previous weeks had been a flurry of activity, and I needed time to “just be.” One of my friends burst out laughing upon hearing this, asking in disbelief, “What kind of shitty excuse is that?”
I didn’t mean to be presumptuous or ridiculous. I really did need time to simply be alone, to just be. There are times when I say ‘yes’ to everything, to pile on activities in order to run away from my own thoughts. Other days, I need to let them simmer and bubble up into prose, in pixels or ink. I’m not sorry at all for this “shitty excuse” - I’m just being honest.