Aw, Autumn, my favorite time of year🍂🍃Long walks on the beach at 2am, in the pouring rain, tea with honey, down comforters, cozy down comforters, ridiculous socks with sandals, music on vinyl, whiskey and good books. The time of year when I am reminded of how introverted I truly am. The time of year when soccer slows down and I’d really just rather spend every waking moment of my free-time at 🏡 , away from everyone. People who aren’t introverted, don’t understand that. They think I’m just an antisocial recluse. That’s not true, socializing is just exhausting for me. I don’t interact with lots of people, and I don’t jump from guy to guy. It’s hard for me to make connections, so when I do, I get so excited, but that often gets me into trouble because I invest too much, too quickly. I can count the number of friends I have on one hand…just one. I don’t let people in, but when I do, I crave deep conversations that have intriguing depth🧠. I really don’t care for small talk because I just don’t understand it, and if someone doesn’t plan on being a part of my future, I don’t see the point in making any sort of connection with them, to begin with. People don’t understand that either...so many are okay with menial, short-term friendships. I’m not.
Sometimes I wish the universe would send me someone equally as weird, just so I’d have another person to share my walks in the rain with...that, or an adventure cat, like @sukiicat ☔️🐱Anywho, thanks for listening to me vent💛••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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🌀 work has been draining and I wish I had more energy to dedicate to you. hope this is okay in the meantime. ♡
A word of advice
From a lady who’s not afraid to set the sails of your friendship on fire.
When you slide into a woman’s DM’s you’ve never met please stop just saying
Treat a woman on Instagram messages
As you would on the street.
Or in a bar
Or grocery store
Or wherever you meet women.
Would you bump into her and awkwardly say hi and just keep passing?
Or would you dig deep into the creative soul I know you have
And say something of value?
A reason for her to respond
That is also not creepy?
It’s rough out there, being the hunters, I know.
But just remember how vulnerable we actually are as prey.
To all the awful wolves out there.
Show us that you’re different.
Maybe try something different.
I don’t believe in finish lines.
I set goals in life that are difficult. I don’t do this because I need to achieve a certain amount of things before I pass on; I set these kind of goals because the pursuit gives me purpose. If I stop and think about how small my humanity is in comparison with the infinite universe that surrounds me, I can begin to feel unnecessary. Not unneeded or unwanted, but just a bit lost.
That’s okay. Being lost is a fine place to be.
I get beaten down, worn out, and defeated at least once a day. I’m joking a little bit while being absolutely serious at the same time. Life is joy, love, peace, and happiness, but mostly life is struggle. That struggle towards something gives us inner peace. Humans are wired that way. That sounds wrong, I get it, but it’s only through accepting that life is work can we find true joy in the process of living.
Every perfect smile on social media and at the water cooler has a “real life” hiding just behind those pearly whites. Things are often complicated before we roll out of bed in the morning. That’s normal. Having things go wrong is normal. That’s a good thing for us all to remember. Life looks flawless through filtered lenses, but real life is awesomely beautiful if you dig a little deeper. The digging takes effort.
If you find yourself feeling like the days are getting harder and life is doing its best to kick you in the teeth, then you just might be following your dreams. That’s the real truth. If you are working toward something good then it will be difficult; it should be difficult. That’s how you know it’s worth your hours, days, and years. The higher calling in this life is to dream so big that it might take two lifetimes to get half way to where you want to go.
“It’s not impossible, it just feels that way because it’s worth the effort.”
The coffin card represent loss. The grief of letting go can make us cling to things that we no longer should. When we refuse to accept things we create our own suffering, our own personal hell. I know you may love them my dear, I know you think you can fix this mess that’s been made. You can not sacrifice yourself to save someone else, that is not how healing works. Create healthy boundaries with people and within yourself. Staying in relationships that become toxic only bring more damage and pain. Let go my love, let go. -ch –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
☼ poetry from my upcoming book, icarus and her sun.
the wolf and her moon ☾ my debut poetry book is available on amazon and worldwide • link in bio
i'd take it with both hands and no doubt in sight.
this piece is by @chloefrayne
you should follow her, her work is brilliant.
follow me @poetic_perfectionist
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