I have a working compass for one city alone. Everywhere else, I'm perpetually lost. However, this tends to lend itself well for stories, meeting new people and long walks.
  • How To Ruin Your Social Life With Dating Apps 

    Yesssssssssss. This. Everywhere. 

  • "Among Tinder’s most intoxicating assets is the illusion it creates of a never-ending supply of eligible dates. Sorting dates has become my go-to tool for cell-phone procrastination and entertaining myself while in line at Duane Reade. Before dating apps, I used those moments to browse Twitter, text my mom, and learn languages on DuoLingo. Now I just rate men. I rate men when I wake up in the morning. I rate men before I go to bed at night. I reject men at the bus stop. I block boring conversationalists between courses at dinner. It’s not that I’m disproportionately desirable on Tinder; at least as many men, if not more, have dropped conversations with me than I have with them. It’s a rejection free-for-all."
  • Rudyard Kipling

    What was best for me I didn’t want. Although I knew logically that protecting myself and choosing happiness was the best option, it was the long term choice of best fit. In the short term, protecting myself was to stay where I was and happiness was with him. But he did not fit me and I did not fit him and maybe we did at one moment, but those moments fade. The strong ones stay and the real effort comes through both parties, not just one and they mirror each other — it’s not a constant blood draw from one heart to another. So I lied to myself until I could lie no longer; that the fear of not having happiness and love condemned me to a fraudulent love and in this, there is no happiness. 

  • "Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears."
  • And if he doesn’t, well good luck finding him. 
  • "When he wants you, he will find you."
  • Sorry to be sappy and sad but…

    My heart hurts. 

    Falling for people and then having it implode for reasons you can’t pinpoint is entirely frustrating and more or less just really sad. All the phrases about other fish can be said, but I don’t want them — I just wanted the one. That’s all. A simple wish, but it’s a wish, not a given and definitely not something that we are all able to have in life. Who knows, maybe I will be bound to being single. (bleh)

  • "I’d rather love just a little too much" — the beginning of a motto of a lifetime

    With that being said: damn. One day I’ll begin to understand timing, missed connections, second chances and the hope of what could be. But tonight… just sleep. Sweet, singular, sleep.

    (Source: Spotify)

  • guy friend w/girl troubles
  • "it’s what she is… icy, soulless… insane"
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    I think the whole point of being with someone is so you can talk to them and let go of everything, and even when you’re at your worst, they still like you, they still want to speak to you and care about you.

  • valscrapbook:

    In Bruges by [Photom] on Flickr.

    It’s funny how one city can become so iconic to a person. None of the other cities I visited meant as much to me as Bruges did and it’s because he was with me. Despite the fact that we never worked out and we made some bad decisions that made working out even more difficult, what we did have was nice. Meshing and unmeshing with a person is a trying and heart-wrenching process, but with time, I now see the value it’s added to my life and to who I am. As mushy as it sounds, I’m hopeful that I can remain happy about what we had when we had it and not let bitterness prevail. However susceptible to deep and frequent aches I may be on account of my tenderheartedness, life is too quick to remain bitter towards those who have cared for me.

    (via breadandolives)