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"Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself. Trying to become smaller. Quieter. Less sensitive. Less opinionated. Less needy. Less me. Because I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away. I wanted people to like me. I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted. So for years, I sacrificed myself for the sake of making other people happy. And for years, I suffered. But I’m tired of suffering, and I’m done shrinking. It’s not my job to change who I am in order to become someone else’s idea of a worthwhile human being. I am worthwhile. Not because other people think I am, but because I exist, and therefore I matter. My thoughts matter. My feelings matter. My voice matters. And with or without anyone’s permission or approval, I will continue to be who I am and speak my truth. Even if it makes people angry. Even if it makes them uncomfortable. Even if they choose to leave. I refuse to shrink. I choose to take up space. I choose honor my feelings. I choose to give myself permission to get my needs met. I choose to make self-care a priority. I choose me."
- Daniell Koepke  (via internal-acceptance-movement)

(via third-libra)

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Anonymous said : You're family is from the Philippines? That is so interesting! Can you speak Tagaolg? I'm always looking for a new friend. My name is Brian. Glad to meet you! :) 

No, sadly. Haha.. I actually only have one other friend who is Filipino and she takes trips there but she can’t speak it either. Nice to meet you!

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I am so bad at expressing myself about things that really matter to me. I feel like things make sense in my head then when I talk about them I just end up ranting and people don’t get the message I’m trying to get across. Or people seem interested in whats going on in my life and I want to tell them but I know I’ll end up ranting and they may not get what is really going on, or really actually care. So I just don’t talk about it.

But I do have things to say, I just don’t know how to say them.