13 Empowering Things I Learned When I Let Go Of The Person I Loved

The last year has been…interesting for me. It was a year of heartbreak and triumphs. A year where I often let heartbreak eclipse my triumph, beating myself up over “not fighting harder” for someone I thought was the love of my life. For taking a step back and choosing myself over that someone. But then, I moved on. I found that letting go, is sometimes the most freeing thing you’ll ever do for yourself, filled with lessons and love. Life is bigger than heartbreak. That I can survive pain, even when it seems like the opposite – especially when it…Continue Reading

Dear Pain: Thank You For Teaching Me The Value Of Joy

I’ve felt it all. The breaking. Like I was finally, eternally down for the count. Like my tired self couldn’t fight on anymore. Like life had finally given me too much pain to bear. As my mind struggles to remember what happiness feels like, I long for the stomach ache that comes from laughing too much. And at times when pain seems like the only company I have, I sit down with it. Court it. Even fight with it. And then, slowly, through the pain, I remember what joy feels like. You know, days when your heart feels lighter than…Continue Reading

To The People Who Loved Me, Even As I Struggled To Love Myself

You saw me, even when I couldn’t see myself. You saw me on the days self-doubt clouded my vision like dusty glasses, blurred and uncared for. You saw me on the days I stared at myself in the mirror, willing myself to see anything but the ugliness of my scars. You saw me on the days I struggled stand, my spine slowly bending under the weight of my past. You saw me – flaws stitched together, mistakes wrapped up with good intentions. You saw me, for me. You saw me, and you taught me, slowly and patiently that I could…Continue Reading

13 People Reveal What They’d Like To Say To Their Ex – It’s Heartbreaking

We all have that ONE Ex. You know, the person who broke our heart, left us shattered in love, who for better or for worse, changed our lives. The person we still think of, no matter how long it’s been since we’ve broken up. The one that got away. So I asked a few of my friends if there’s anything they’d like to tell them. And their answers filled me with hope and just a little heartbreak. Because a love that didn’t last is still love. Kiera, 28 “If I knew the last time we kissed was going to be…Continue Reading

20 Tiny Poems On Love And Letting Go That’ll Speak To Every Modern Romantic

It’s difficult being a romantic in today’s world. It’s difficult because in a time that believes in casual relationships, we fall without fear. We fall, and we crash, and bravely fall again. We learn to love and let go. We move on, unafraid of the hurt it’ll take to find our forever person. And for the most part, we don’t really feel understood. But then I came across Chloe Frayne and her absolutely gorgeous Instagram account. See, Chloe, with words that’ll break your heart and mend it, doesn’t only speak of the happiness of love. She speaks of the ending.…Continue Reading

17 Tiny, Meaningful Reminders For Every 20-Something Who Feels Left Behind

Most of us enter our 20s all hopeful and full of dreams. And then adulthood hits. Reality comes crashing down, and before we know, life turns into a rat race when really, all most of us want to do is dance in the meadows. So we watch our peers rush forward while struggling to keep up, questioning ourselves at every turn and wondering if we’ll ever feel less alone. If we’ll ever feel enough. The beauty of it all? You aren’t alone. The way you feel is normal – its almost a rite of passage. And you WILL come out…Continue Reading

To The People Who Can Forgive The World, But Not Themselves

“I’m sorry.” The words roll off your tongue like a well-practiced rhyme. The world smiles back, faces filled with understanding. Maybe you feign calmness, as if a storm of regret isn’t brewing right under your skin. Because you’re going to replay every moment of this mistake till your mind turns into a cruel machine that has no off button. Forgetting that you’re no God. That being mistaken is a part of being human. See, you’re used to the world screwing up. You’re the person smiling with understanding, telling people that flaws are often filled with perfection, that regrets and mistakes…Continue Reading

13 Steps To Take To Let Go Of Your Frenemies

We’ve all had them. That one friend who is both an angel and a demon. Who is there for you but doesn’t always have your best interests at heart. Who cares about you but ends up putting himself / herself first. The list of things that highlight the imbalance in the give and take in the relationship is endless. But the fact remains that the good they do towards you just isn’t worth it in the long run. It’ll just exhaust you mentally and spiritually and leave you with baggage you did not need to take on in the first…Continue Reading

How My Worst Breakup Taught Me Life’s Most Important Lessons

I won’t lie. I wouldn’t want to relive the first half of 2016. It was the worst blow my heart’s taken in a long time, but to be honest if I was given a choice to erase that year out of my existence, I wouldn’t. Because no matter how messed up the first half of it had been, it was one of my favorite years in the almost-30 stint I am heading towards. I am assuming we’ve all been through a breakup that’s opened a gap within the center of our chests with constant pain spilling out. And mine was…Continue Reading

A Letter To My Ex-Best Friend

Hey there!I hope you’re doing well! It’s been really long since we last met or even spoke to one another but I’ve been intending to get in touch for the longest time. There are so many things that I’d like to share with you but I honestly don’t know where to start from. To begin with, there have been times when I’ve missed you, immensely, but didn’t and couldn’t really do anything about it. We have had our own share of misunderstandings which soured our bonhomie and with time, we drifted apart. Back then, we let our anger and disappointment…Continue Reading