It Might Take You A While To Come Out (Even To Yourself)

You’re valid, no matter what part of the journey you’re on. It doesn’t matter whether you’re ready to share your truth with the world, whether you’re posting subtle hints on social media, or whether you’re just starting to accept yourself. You are deserving of kindness and respect and all the love in the world — especially from yourself.

Your Hard Work Might Not Pay Off (At Least, Not Right Away)

You shouldn’t discount your entire journey, simply because you didn’t reach your intended destination. You shouldn’t ignore all of your hard work, all the hours you spent trying your hardest. You should be proud of yourself for how much effort you put in. You should celebrate the fact that you were brave enough to take a chance on yourself. 

Not Even Your Forever Person Can Save You

Your forever person can give you a million little compliments. They can tell you how much they love you, how beautiful you are, and how they couldn’t dream up a better person than you — and they could mean every word. But you need to put in the effort to love yourself, or you’re never going to believe them. Not fully.

6 Reminders For When You Feel Like Your Best Days Are Behind You

You are allowed to appreciate your warmest memories without wanting to run back to them. Sometimes, the people who were instrumental to you in the past no longer serve you in the present. Sometimes, you’re meant to move on without the people and places that have shaped you. Even though it hurts to say goodbye, you cannot remain in the same place forever. Once you outgrow your surroundings, you owe it to yourself to move on.