Everything in life seems so much worse when the people you care about most don’t approve of the person you’re in love with.
I woke up this morning with a new attitude. I know that I can live my life and if others choose not to share in it, that’s their decision and their loss. But now I’m actually internalizing this.
There will still be days like yesterday where I will utterly break down because of it. I won’t be able to eat and I won’t be able to stop crying because of the unfairness of it all, because I am completely helpless in being able to choose who I love and do not love. But I will fall asleep, exhausted, and wake up the next day revitalized - just like I did today.
The next two years are going to teach me so much. I will learn what I am capable of sacrificing, whether it be my family’s approval or the man I love. I just wish this wasn’t a lesson I had to learn.