Don’t lose yourself trying to please someone else. Because there is someone out there that will not only accept you, but will love you for all that you are. Sure, you really like or love this person. You have a lot of fun with them and you care about them a lot. But if you are often left feeling let down or as if they don’t care about you just as much, why settle for that?
Just because someone fails to see your value doesn’t decrease your worth. Remember that. Tell yourself that over and over and then summon up the courage to walk away. It’s going to hurt. You are going to feel damaged and depressed. There will be times you beat yourself up and blame yourself and your shortcomings, but try not to. Remind yourself that all you’re doing is choosing not to settle for less than you deserve.
You are gorgeous. You are smart. You are kind. You are generous. You are fun. You are witty. You are driven. You are creative. You are all sorts of wonderful things. Walk away from someone who doesn’t or can’t appreciate these things. That way, when you come across someone who does, you’re not blind to it because you’re settling for less than you deserve.
on thought catalog by Kelsey Braido.