So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them that it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). But that’s not what I actually needed. What I actually needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered.
I have found this very useful to think about over the years, and I find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when you aren’t constantly berating yourself for being sad.
You’re okay, Anna. I’ve got you.
#if you aren’t an older sibling#you probably don’t understand this feeling#it’s like from the day your little sibling is born#you have a child#you are given the responsibility of being a parent at such a young age#and it’s so difficult and scary#because you have all this work thrust upon you#and people don’t even realize they’re doing it#because you’re the big sibling and it’s your job to take care of your sibling#and you grow up quickly with a younger brother or sister#because in a way they’re an extension of you#they’re your best friend that you didn’t have to work to get#and the worst enemy you did nothing to deserve#but you love them#and they love you#and there’s nothing better#but there’s also nothing worse#because when you fuck up and derp and throw a goddamn soccer ball at their head#and they’re on the ground crying#you feel like the biggest piece of shit#and when they come to you crying#because someone was bullying them#you see nothing but red#how dare they cause your person pain#and god forbid they get into a position#where they are life-threateningly hurt#or sick#you have nothing and that’s not an exaggeration because you can’t fix them or protect them anymore#all you can do is hold them and cry when they can’t see you so you can be strong when they can
A saltire was burned today. I’m still disgusted. People have been stabbed and beaten today. Nazi salutes were thrown infront of a war memorial today. Young people have had abuse hurled at them left and right. Do not ignore this. Do not ignore what’s happening in Glasgow tonight.
if you’re not gaelic or not residing in scotland it is your duty to make this blow up.
Literally about to cry cuz I hate being put on the spot so much
My boobs are nice