Stop fighting for something that doesn’t exist. Stop pining after someone who doesn’t give you the attention you desire. Stop posting on Facebook and Twitter and Snapchat about how lonely you are and how much you wish this person would show that they cared. Just stop.
You are better than that.
You are beautiful. No matter how this person is making you feel about yourself, you have to remember that you are beautiful. You are worthy. You deserve to be loved. You deserve to have someone in your life who is going to love you as much and as hard as you love them.
So stop. Stop allowing someone else to be the determinant of your happiness. Stop letting your anxiety get the best of you. Stop overthinking every text, every look, every conversation. Stop chasing someone who isn’t going to chase you back. Stop pining after someone who is only going to give you half of their attention and even less of their heart. Stop letting other people make you feel small.
Stop envying the lives of others. Stop putting other people on a pedestal. You should be on that pedestal. If you want to be happy, you have to fight for that happiness. You can’t get upset with other people when they’re not making you happy. You can’t get mad when people aren’t fighting your battles for you. They have their own battles to fight too.
As Stephanie Bennett-Henry said, “Life is tough, but so are you.” So fight. Fight for the life you deserve. Fight for the happiness that’s inside you. Fight the demons that keep trying to convince you that you are unworthy.
You are flawed. We all are. But if you embrace your flaws instead of trying to hide behind them, who knows how beautiful your life can truly be?
Be vulnerable. Be brave. Say what you mean. Say what you feel. But don’t put so much precedence and thought into what others are thinking about you. The only opinion that matters is your own.