Question 24: What have you learnt about self-love?
Self-love makes you realise that you have some sort of control over how people treat you. When you’re solely looking out for yourself, whoever wants to be in your life will make an effort to be in it, and any bad energy/negative vibes should be eliminated without a second thought. Self-love teaches you to look after yourself before you even consider putting anyone else before you.
Question 25: Do you have a bucket list? Ticked off anything this year (2016)?
I don’t have a bucket list apart from wanting to go to Jamaica. I sort of work on an ad-hoc basis.
I truly admire people who have hobbies that they are passionate about: whether it’s poetry, fitness or playing an instrument. I admire that they have that one thing that they can always go back to that will make them happy, no matter what the circumstance. Something constructive and healthy that they can use to escape.
Other people’s passions may not interest you entirely, but it almost always helps you expand your view of them, and discover dimensions of them that you never would have discovered had you not stepped into their world.
I often feel honoured when a person feels comfortable enough to share that side of themselves, with me. They feel comfortable enough to show me a vulnerable side of them which people most likely take for granted.
All I can say is … don’t trample on their souls.
“I’ve stopped being sorry for all my soft. I won’t apologize because I miss you, or because I said it, or because I text you first, or again. I think everyone spends too much time trying to close themselves off. I don’t want to be cool or indifferent, I want to be honest. If I love you at 5AM, I’d damn well rather that you know I felt it. If I love you two hours later, I’ll tell you then too. Listen, I won’t wait double the time it takes for you to text me back because I don’t want to. I don’t care enough to be patient with you. I’m happy, you made me feel that way, don’t you want to know? So that’s how it’s going to be. I’m going to leave myself as open as a church door. And I’m going to wake you up before the crack of dawn to tell you that I’m fucking joyful, no pretending, not from me, not ever. Would you like some coffee, would you please kiss me? Here, these are my hands, this is my mouth, it is all yours.”
~ Azra T. “Don’t Wait Three Days to Text First”