I always think of that Elizabeth Gilbert quote regarding loneliness when I feel this way. “BE lonely. Learn your way around it. Sit with it for once in your life. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings." It’s so relatable to all of the relationships I have encountered in the past few years. I don’t remember the last time I just let myself be truly lonely. Likely because it’s such a scary thought. Regardless, this is a reminder to myself to not let my emotions get the best of me anymore, learn a thing or two about patience, and value my independence while I’ve still got it.
That one time a boy you were beginning to fall for spontaneously bought you a ticket across the world to see him.
Henry David Thoreau