If you’re an introvert, you also know that the bias against quiet can cause deep psychic pain. As a child you might have overheard your parents apologize for your shyness. Or at school you might have been prodded to come ‘out of your shell’ -that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and some humans are just the same.
-Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (via mslizot)
“Solitude matters, and for some people it is the air that they breathe.”
— Susan Cain
I am a horse for a single harness, not cut out for tandem or teamwork … for well I know that in order to attain any definite goal, it is imperative that one person do the thinking and the commanding. —ALBERT EINSTEIN
I wonder if anybody’s actually had feelings for me, like actually got upset or mad over little things I did and got jealous and confused over me and thought about me on a regular basis. I feel like I’m the only person that ever really cares about anyone and that nobody’s ever felt that way for me.
I’m actually a really shy person.
Like when you first meet me. Our conversation is going to be awkward because I would have absolutely no idea what to talk about. It’s also worse when you’re cute. But if you wait a little I’ll get comfortable around you. Then I’ll start talking so much that it’ll annoy you. I talk alot.
The only people you need in your life are the ones who need you in theirs even when you have nothing else to offer them but yourself.
You do not need another heart to make yours beat, despite popular misconception.
Iain S. Thomas (via doublehelixnucleotide)
Today I will do my best. If I have a good day, I will be proud of myself. If I have a bad day, I will not dwell on it, I will forgive myself, I will put it behind me and I will continue to move forward in my recovery