today is exactly one year since I broke up with my ex; so of course it would start with a dream that we got back together. I woke up rolling my eyes at my masochistic subconscious, but my second thought was surprise. I didn't feel sad. I feel calm, and grateful for the way my life has changed and the wonderful people who have stuck with me.
“I do suspect that he is not really necessary to my happiness. So much the better. I certainly will not persuade myself to feel more than I do. I am quite enough in love; I should be sorry to be more.”—
“When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.”— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via thatkindofwoman)