January 15, 2017. It was indeed tiring to climb the top but the moment you reach the summit, you’ll realize it was all worth it! Hooray for my first-ever climb! Continue reading “1 of 12 Summits: Mt. Binacayan x Wawa Dam Escapade”
“You deserve to know that there is this one girl who constantly thought about you from the very first time you saw her and she saw you. I need you to know that.
What if you met the present me? The more satisfied me, who knows what she wants in her life, who she really is, and who she wants to be with?
Maybe we’d have a different story.”
-Ayu Gunansyach, “I Wish We Hadn’t Met So Soon”, ThroughtCatalog2014
“Know that if he isn’t kind to waiters, there is someone who is. If he doesn’t shake hands and make good eye contact, there is someone who does. If he doesn’t pull your chair out for you, someone else will. If he cancels on you often, there is someone who will be there ten minutes early. If he is constantly red faced and yelling, there is someone who finds no need to do so. If he doesn’t walk you to the door because it is too outdated, know there is someone who believes the exact opposite. If he doesn’t remember small details, know there is a relationship in which you will find yourself surprised as to how much they know about you. If he doesn’t go out of his way, know there is someone else who will.”
-“A Letter To Every Young Girl (If He Won’t, Someone Else Will)”, BrookePutneyBlog2015
“Date someone who doesn’t even want to play because the game ended the moment they met you.”
-Rania Naim, “Date Someone You Don’t Have To Impress”, Thought Catalog2016
“Why do we overcomplicate things? Take our lives and twist them in circles? Make our emotions messy and muddled and misconstrued until we aren’t even sure what we’re feeling anymore?
Pick up. Dial. Pause. Speak.
It’s really just that simple.
I hope that ache cuts deep, I hope that loneliness sets in, and I hope, most of all, that you reach for me. Across skies and galaxies, across wind and weather and static phone lines. Across cities and states and different dreams, I hope you reach for me.
Because no matter the time or distance, I’ll always love the sound of your voice.
There is a world of difference between us. Words that were said, and bitten back. Laughter that was shared, and stifled. Thoughts that were expressed, and held hostage in our brains.
Regardless of where we are right now, your name will still taste like strawberry wine and first kisses. Like naïveté and stubbornness. Bittersweet.
I hope you think of hanging up a million times, but you don’t.
And I hope my ‘hello,’ is just what you want to hear.
Timid. Eager. Confused. Calm.
To your Dial. Pause. Speak.
And I hope our voices fall into rhythm, thousands of words and stories to share. Across oceans and rivers, towns and memories, and years passed between us—I hope that phone call fills the gap.”
-Marissa Donnelly, “When You Miss Me, Just Call”, Thought Catalog2016
“I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you’re always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact that you didn’t call. But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”
–Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You, 1999.
You’re that someone who never gave me butterflies but pyrotechnics in my stomach.