9. Know your worth.
Have you ever pined for an item at the Dollar Store?
I didn’t think so.
People long for that which is precious and rare. Remember how you had to mow 4,322 lawns is buy your first MacBook? I bet you still consider that the best computer you ever owned.
Never lower your value or act as if you could be on a shelf at the Dollar Store.
If he dumped you, he is not the prize. You are. Hold your head high. And always know that you’re a rose in a sea of thorns.
10. Find a creative act that you love.
Transform your pain into something beautiful. Paint. Sing. Write. Magic happens when pain and artistry converge. You transcend to the next level of consciousness because you’re doing something valuable and positive. (And you’ll skirt around the typical vices like drinking to oblivion or falling in “love” a week later.)
Instead, vulnerability and sadness are your muse. Your heart breaks open. You feel everything. From death, life springs forth again.
P.S. If all else fails, play Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” on repeat. Heed the words:
At first, I was afraid, I was petrified Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side but then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong and I grew strong and I learned how to get along