Most recently published stories in Humans.
I Love You
Their eyes locked together as they smiled and ran as fast as they could to the market. "I won," she yelled. "It was a tie, I guess," he sighed. She nudged his shoulder and giggled, walking inside.
Transformation of Love
Love is humble and love is pure. Love is not a feeling but instead an honor. A commitment that must be withheld every single day. Love is the destiny to accomplish your dreams, and accelerate your future. Love is the fuel to power your goals.
A College Moment
No social media. The term didn't exist. What did exist was Mr. E's, "Say it out loud. You'll hear it, mystery." He lived off campus and was a tall interesting looking man who always seemed to wear the same colorful checkered flannel. Whenever you walked past him or found yourself in his presence, you were mesmerized. He said unthought-of things; "Weed will be legal some day. Don't forget to pay your supplier." Or he wouldn't say anything at all and captivate you with a sight of hand magic trick and then walk away. He seemed to always be walking away. Almost as if he lived off the suspense of wondering what you would have said in response to his awkward, yet captivating interaction.
Dating an Abusive Narcissist
I'd never heard the word before, but I knew something wasn't right about my new love interest. We'd met many years ago in junior high, but had very little memories of one another. I was just recovering from a relationship with guy that wanted to party and spend his weekends and paychecks only doing so. Jared was a breath of fresh air—so I thought. We both had three daughters—his a lot younger than mine, but we all got along great. We went everywhere together, he and I. I met his family on our second date and was picking up his kids by the third. Of course, I thought things were moving a bit quickly, but it was my first real adult relationship and everything just seemed to flow. He texted and called everyday just to hear my voice. When video calling became a thing he would video chat just so he could have a look at me. I thought it was the cutest thing! Before the end of our first month dating he sent me a message:
8 BS Facts About Empaths
Do you feel unreasonably overwhelmed in crowded public spaces? Have your friends or members of the family described you as "too emotional?"
Of Self Worth & Living Free
So we all have battles that we are facing. Our inner demons, you may call it, but nonetheless that thing that constantly weighs us down or makes us feel like we are never going to be good enough.
How to Be Happy and Single
It seems the older I get, the more I am determined to not only unravel "Romantic Love,” but to understand why I need it so damn bad. The more I think about it, I start to feel that it really is all about validation. I grew up seeing many a failed, abusive, and dysfunctional relationships, and I'm quite sure this is what is behind me constantly looking to debunk the myth that is dancing around in my psyche: "Love isn't real."
Not Being Able to Love
Love. Love is the most powerful thing, a feeling which is unexplainable yet the most extraordinary thing ever. The thought of caring and giving someone everything sounds like a dream, but what if you cant? I’m sure people have loved someone so much so, no one else can compare. You hate the feeling of being lonely, yet you can’t find the perfect person to replace who you used to have. I’ve been in this situation before, and so have many people, so don’t ever feel like this feeling is unusual because it isn’t at all. It’s normal for you to compare any potential partners to your ex or someone you used to love; it is super hard not to do it. But it won’t get better or easier if you don’t learn to not do it. Of course, it will be hard, but you don’t want to feel like you’re in an unhealthy cycle just feeling sad and lonely all the time. I built up a wall ever since I parted from someone who I loved. I never gave anyone else a chance to talk to me or see if something would go somewhere. It’s not only unfair on the other person, but it’s also unfair on yourself. Don’t ever think you’re going to be lonely forever just because you haven’t given multiple people a chance. If you don’t feel it, then you don’t. You just have to learn that who you loved was someone you USED to. You and that person broke up for a reason. Yes, they might have made you laugh constantly and made you feel like you were on cloud nine, but who says no one else will make you feel like that? There’s millions of people in the world, but what makes you think not one person will be someone you’ll find and love? Go out and give people a chance. Even if you don’t feel it 100 percent, it will make you work it out if you have a specific type, or it will even make you realise what you do like that you wouldn’t think you would. In the end, you're making life lessons, and along the way learning about yourself. Just surround yourself with your friends and family because in the end, they are the ones you love the most. But remember the feeling of being lonely wont be forever; it takes time, but don’t waste your days away. Make the most of trying new things and putting yourself out there.
How I Know I Was Born Gay
I had my first crush the first day I attended school. It was during my first day in kindergarten. My class was learning how to introduce ourselves to our peers, and a boy across the room introduced himself.
Choosing Your Friends Wisely
It’s terrible to be friends with someone because of their outward appearance like because of they’re famous, can sing, because of their hair, wardrobe, and race. It’s nice to be friends with someone for their personality and for who they are on the inside.
"Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself." —Unknown Growing up in such a strict family who forbid me to talk to boys made me only want to talk to them even more. My dad always told me not to even breathe in the same air as them. As I grew older, I completely disobeyed him. Throughout high school I was always focused on cute guys and what they thought of me. I would text them day and night, and that was the only thing I ever worried about. Schoolwork never crossed my mind. I was always so caught up in my own fantasy that I never knew my surroundings and where I'd end up. It all started when I was head over heels for this guy who was a bit younger than I was. I didn't care about his age, all I cared about was having someone who could keep me going. The one thing I also didn't notice is that I was fangirl-ing over a guy who knew nothing of my existence. I knew I had to do everything in my way to see him and I didn't feel guilty for it at all. I moved schools and made sure I had the opportunity to at least see him once a day. Finally, school started and I couldn't wait to see him. I found out that we were in the same class and I knew God was bringing me closer to him for a reason.
Listening vs. Expressing Ourselves
Listening... Expressing yourself... Do they contradict each other? Or do they actually require each other? The purest conversation is equal input/equal output: listening and letting whatever comes at you or into you flow right back out of you.