18 Things We Need To Seriously Stop Settling For In 2018 — Thought Catalog

Alex Iby1. Unhealthy friendships that make you feel terrible about yourself. Let go of the relationships in your life that only make you think and believe bad things about yourself. 2. Arm candy just to seem like you aren’t lonely. Stop trying to fill your void with other people or other bodies. Instead, fill your…

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Learning as I get older~

Taylor Bryant1. I’m learning that my power really lies in my reactions. I’m finally seeing that not every little thing that bothers me deserves a reaction. I’m learning that no matter what the outcome of a situation is, I’m always able to walk away from it with a better understanding of myself. I’m finally realizing…

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Here’s to the girls that would rather stay wild and wander…..

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Here’s to the girls who would rather stay wild and wander than settle down.
Here’s to the girls who actually enjoy their own company and don’t need someone with them to feel accepted. The girls who are fearless in buying a plane ticket to a foreign country alone.
Here’s to the girls who look for love, but are completely content on their own, and who never settle for anyone who doesn’t deserve them.
To all the girls who would rather catch flights than feelings – I’m with you.
I’d rather live for the moments that I’m waking up at 4 AM to watch the sunrise on a mountain top. The days where you planned to just relax, but end up going on a motorbike adventure to a waterfall. The morning you wake up alone in a new city then go to the common area to make your morning coffee and you instantly make new friends.
I’d rather live for the spontaneous moments that you could never predict than have a life that’s planned out and set in stone, a routine that doesn’t fulfill me and relationships that bore me.
I’d rather live out my curiosity than always dream of what my life could be.
As selfish as this sounds, I’d rather live my life for me – the way I want. I want to go where I want, I don’t want to consult anyone over a trip, I just want to buy the ticket. If my plans and path change I don’t want to have to explain that to anyone, I just want to go. If I meet someone wonderful I don’t want to say goodbye because I have someone else back home to worry about.
I don’t want any of that. I want to live wild and free, completely on my own without any restrictions.
Here’s to the girls who feel the same way, the one’s who want to put their dreams first and live out their happiness. The girls who aren’t concerned with settling down and finding someone to put a ring on their finger. The girls who are happiest when they’re alone because they’ve fallen in love with their lives.
Here’s to the girls like me, the ones who’d rather catch flights than feelings – the ones who will never, ever, settle.

Words: @beccamartin3       **REPOST**
Photo: @bmercado71

Your Assumptions Are Wrong — Introverts Are Total Badasses — Thought Catalog

Jiří WagnerWhen I was younger, I can remember my mom bringing to my attention that I was what people would refer to an introverted personality. She explained how the idea associates with those who are quiet, reserved, and like to keep to themselves. I quickly learned that there are common misconceptions that introverts are shy,…

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52 Questions To Ask If You’re Ready To Really Get To Know The Deepest Parts Of Someone — Thought Catalog

Benjamin DaviesPersonal 1. What is the darkest thought you’ve ever had? What about the darkest thing you’ve never told anybody? 2. Is there something out there, a thought, an idea, a current event, or a fear that you find deeply unsettling? 3. What would you consider to be your deepest fear? (This question can be…

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Love Was Never Meant To Be Easy — But Don’t Let That Stop You From Falling — Thought Catalog

Natalia FigueredoLove was never meant to be easy. Love isn’t poetry. It isn’t a fairytale or a perfect picture. Love is a damn mountain to climb followed by another mountain. It’s a storm. It’s a marathon. It’s not a walk in the park. Love is a fight. It’s a battle. It’s an ongoing series of…

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This Is How You Protect Your Heart — Thought Catalog

Allef ViniciusMaybe you need to start taking more time after you meet someone to determine if they truly care about you or if they’re just fooling you. Maybe you should test the waters before you jump in with both feet. Maybe you should stop believing people when they tell you all the right things and…

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Maybe You Don’t Need Closure To Move On — Thought Catalog

Tiko GiorgadzeI believed for so long that I needed closure with every one of my relationships that suffered a slow and painful death. Sometimes I felt like I got closure. The times that I didn’t, I found myself holding on long thereafter. With each relationship and experience, I was determined to learn something and grow…

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