22. I drink too much coffee and read too many books all at once. I rarely finish anything I start. I've been told I am complicated & I think that makes me hard to love, but I am loved nonetheless. I am critical and hard on myself but somehow this pushes me to be all that I know I can be. I have a few people who love me unconditionally, and if that isn't happiness I don't know what is.
You are not clingy, or needy, or silly for having needs for affection and affirmation and attention within a romantic relationship. Those needs aren’t an embarrassing outgrowth of your low-self esteem or depression or whatever messy emotional issues you may have going on, that’s just basic shit that people need from each other. We of course should not make our partners responsible for meeting all of our emotional needs – it’s not someone’s else’s job to make you happy. But inside a healthy relationship, being able to show affection, pay attention, and demonstrate “you are amazing and important to me” is a pleasure, not some task or burden.
Jennifer Peepas (via mrsfscottfitzgerald)