“It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way…”

“It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you. Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities, struggles, and anxiety that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind. They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring — they’re just busy and self-focused. And that’s okay. It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part. It doesn’t make you unloveable or invisible. It just means that those people aren’t very good at looking beyond their own world. But the fact that you are — that despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love and light with others — is a strength. Your work isn’t to change who you are; it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not too much. You are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful and empathetic. You are compassionate and kind. And with or without anyone’s acknowledgment or affection, you are enough.”

Daniell Koepke  (via internal-acceptance-movement)

Mi traducción:

Es fácil sentir que no te tienen en consideración cuando la gente no es capaz de comunicarse y conectar contigo de la manera que necesitas. Y es tan difícil resistirse a interpretar ese silencio como un reflejo de lo que vales. Pero la verdad es que la forma en que otros operan no tiene que ver contigo. La mayoría de las personas están tan atrapadas en sus propias responsabilidades, luchas y ansiedad que la idea de preguntarle a otra persona qué tal les va ni siquiera cruza su mente. No son intrínsecamente malos o indiferentes: simplemente están ocupados y centrados en sí mismos. Y eso está bien. No evidencia algún defecto fundamental por tu parte. No te hace poco estimable o invisible. Sólo significa que a esa gente no se le da muy bien mirar más allá de su propio mundo. Pero el hecho de que a ti sí, que a pesar de la oscuridad que sientes tengas la capacidad de compartir tu amor y luz con otros, es un punto a tu favor. Tu tarea no es cambiar lo que eres: es encontrar personas que sean capaces de darte la conexión que necesitas. Porque a pesar de lo que sientes, no eres demasiado. No eres demasiado sensible o necesitas demasiado. Eres una persona reflexiva y empática. Compasiva y amable. Y con o sin el reconocimiento o el afecto de alguien, eres suficiente.

– Daniell Koepke

just-gymnastics: Things I don’t care about in womens sport: how their hair looks how sweaty they…

just-gymnastics:

Things I don’t care about in womens sport:

  • how their hair looks
  • how sweaty they are
  • their make-up (or lack thereof)
  • how big their muscles are
  • whether or not they win
  • being able to see their bra straps
  • how ugly/cute their game face is

Things I DO care about in womens sport:

  • their sportsmanship 
  • the inspiration they give to other girls/women
  • their commitment to training/fitness
  • their passion