It’s been awhile ✌🏻
RIGHT so when I started my sociology course in college, my teacher stated us off with
‘well I guess we have to do icebreakers. i’m Jon, and I fear bears. why do I fear bears? because bears can run at 30 miles per hour and Chester Zoo is 30 miles away. that means a bear can be outside this door in an hour. why would a bear be here? because they can smell fear and I fear them.’
in 8th grade we were supposed to find 100 facts about Edgar Allan Poe and i was one of the only people who finished the full assignment so now i just have a bunch of Edgar Allan Poe facts stuck in my brain
please tell me an edgar allan poe fact
his first name started with an E
ten years later and the jonas brothers are exactly where we all knew they would be. nick is a heartthrob enjoying a successful solo career. joe is in a successful new punk-pop band having a fun time. kevin is 40 year old conservative construction worker or something with two kids.
It’s not stupid. I promise. It’s not stupid to turn into your 5 year old self and get happy beyond measure for the little things. It’s not stupid to be proud of yourself for completing a load of laundry and washing the dishes. You aren’t lame for patting yourself on the back when you chose a salad over a burger. You’re taking care of yourself and each victory - no matter how small - is worth celebrating.
nobody talks about how ugly taking care of yourself can be
yes, sometimes it’s taking a warm bath and texting memes to friends and keeping an aesthetically pretty journal.
sometimes it’s crying silently on your couch at 3am, hugging yourself and reminding yourself that you’re a good person.
self care is not always ‘aesthetic’ and cute…and that’s ok. don’t be embarrassed, just do what you need to do.