You see that girl staring into space? If you were to ask her what’s wrong, she would say nothing, when in reality it’s everything. She’s sitting there wondering what she did wrong, what she would have done differently, how she would have changed it if she had the chance. And if she had the chance to go back and do it over again, would it end with the same result? That’s why she stares.

Better alone than badly accompanied.

Candace Bushnell

Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.

Charlaine Harris

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.

Robert Jordan

She was like the sea on a stormy day. She could only destroy.

Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just … start.

Ijeoma Umebinyuo

Zoom out. A bit more. Do you see it? In the grand scheme of things, is this really going to affect you so? I can’t even remember what I was doing five days ago, let alone five years. What matters is how you feel right now. If it makes you upset, let it go; if it feels good, let it consume you.

note to self

Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.

Wounds don’t heal the way you want them to, they heal the way they need to. It takes time for wounds to fade into scars. It takes time for the process of healing to take place.
Give yourself that time. Give yourself that grace. Be gentle with your wounds. Be gentle with your heart. You deserve to heal. You have a right to know peace in your skin.

With love,
Dele Olanubi