People think they know you. They think they know how you’re handling a situation. But the truth is no one knows. No one knows what happens after you leave them, when you’re lying in bed or sitting over your breakfast alone and all you want to do is cry or scream. They don’t know what’s going on inside your head—the mind-numbing cocktail of anger and sadness and guilt. This isn’t their fault. They just don’t know. And so they pretend and they say you’re doing great when you’re really not. And this makes everyone feel better. Everybody but you.
— William H. Woodwell Jr. (via fawun)
I don’t care how much you love someone if they want to go, let them go. I don’t care how much you miss them if they don’t make an effort to keep you in their life don’t keep trying to have them come back into yours.
— (via heartbreaks-n-milkshakes)
Be stubborn about your goals, but flexible about your methods.
— (via thosewhowork)