“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airports and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.” -Jamie Tworkowski
I have always thought needing people was a sign of weakness. But I don’t want to be that type of person. People, family, friends. RELATIONSHIPS are so important and good for the soul. I’ve also always been a firm believer that you don’t need a man to make you happy, and I still believe that. But it’s also okay to have a man make you happy. They shouldn’t be your whole life but it’s okay for them to be a major part of it. “If your boyfriend is your best friend- you’re doing it right. If your boyfriend is your only friend- you’re doing it wrong.”
You will need family. Even when you’ve betrayed them or hurt them and you don’t feel like you deserve them, they will always be there for you. Family isn’t always your blood relatives either. Be thankful for the friends that turn into family. They will always have the deepest impact on your life, appreciate them.
And your friends, even the ones who aren’t your family. They will be there too, maybe not always but the good ones will be, don’t take them for granted, you will need them.
And yourself. If all else fails you will always have yourself. It’s important that you take care of yourself, what you want and what you deserve, don’t ever settle. You will always have yourself to count but remember, you can count on others too.
You need people and people will need you.
I really wasn’t sure what to write about for this week’s Motivational Monday, my first one back after a while. I was going to write about how you will survive, then I realized I’ve already written about that. This post is one I wrote in my journal back in December of last year, almost a year ago. But it has been on my heart recently. A lot since Dee passed and even more recently with my break up with Andrew. I’ve just been realizing and experiencing how important it is to have strong relationships with the people in your life and how important it is to build new relationships with new people. It’s good and it is important to be able to be with yourself and be alone BUT don’t isolate yourself, don’t shut yourself out.
I’m not sure if this was very “motivational” but I hope it was relatable.
Enjoy your week, go out there and own anything that gets thrown at you, and always choose happiness!