I Know. It’s All Wrong. By Rights We Shouldn’t Even Be Here
“I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding on to something.”
While I love to help others, I am not responsible for fixing your life or catering to your toxicity. I am not responsible for managing your triggers, walking on eggshells or telling you what you want to hear in order to keep the peace. I am not your emotional punching bag nor am I your emotional sponge. I do not exist for your pleasure or as a site for your projected pain. My responsibility is to myself - to be my own person and stay true to myself - to heal my own wounds, manage my own triggers, and engage in self-care so that I can give to others authentically without depleting myself in the process. My responsibility is to maintain healthy boundaries especially with those who are unhealthy.
I would rather be alone than lonely. I was in connections that left me feeling lonely. I didn't like how I felt, but at the time I thought it was better than being alone, I was wrong. Alone is better than lonely. In my solitude, I started taking care of me, loving on me. I took myself out on solo dates, and I got to know me outside of any relationship. I directed my attention to myself, the attention I was too busy giving them. And I realized that I wasn't doing right by myself. I deserved the world so I decided to give it to myself. I decided to be happy on my own so when the right one walked in, I would be happier.
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Introverts don't just connect, they form soul bonds. And that's why they cannot vibe with everyone. They may look shy, selfish, mean, or totally uninterested. But trust me, all they're doing is protecting their energy.
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Don't ever lie to an introvert. You can't. It's impossible. They're extremely observant. They notice everything. Seriously, everything. Change in tone, body language, your eyes, your energy, and your whole vibe. They'll catch you.Trust me on that. Don't even try.
- Master Nobody
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