“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”—Bob Marley (via lovelymahem)
“Is it a normal matter to miss your partner whenever he is asleep? Do not get me wrong, I value his precious, precious rest - more than ever - but there is always this pervading feeling of genuine loneliness, almost akin to melancholia, whenever his body retires even for a short while, and it baffles me, like I want to rouse him, and love him in panic; and somehow, I always find myself finding reasons to wake him up, only to end up lying next to him, feigning sleep, until I fall asleep myself.”—Aleck Maramag (via foxandtheporcupine)
“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that’s why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that’s why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.”—Alysha Speer (via myquotelibrary)
the year that began and ended on a high. the year that marked the start of full time work and appreciating days off. the year of 21st’s, surprise birthday parties/dinners, discovering a love for melbourne, enjoying first concerts and a roadtrip. the year of realising that things don’t go the way you hope or plan but discovering that these things happen for a reason. the year of feeling so liberated just by learning to let go. the year of making new friends, drifting with a few but also becoming closer to some. the year of a new relationship; of being apart more than being together but making the most of the time spent together. the year of reminiscing on past memories and making new ones.