If I Was Less Of A Girl, And More Of A Woman

I’m spinning drunk, spinning dizzy. Picking at hangnails like I can dig my way to you. I would bite your neck if I could leave my...

All Of The Things Which I Do Not Miss

Cigarette smoke. That nicotine-stained thumb. Your second-hand mouth. The purple staining the skin under your eyes. How I swore the violet would stain my fingers if...

A Short List Of Things That Are Absolutely Not Poetic

1. that song. that song which is–was–our song. the one you once played when we hung out and then randomly came up in my spotify the day...

A Story About Starting Over

By Liz Rae Updated September 25, 2019 By Liz Rae Updated September 25, 2019 It has been exactly eight months since I lived here. I return to my old apartment...

One Year Of You

June It wasn’t love at first sight with him but familiarity – the kind that only deepened the more our paths crossed, like walking on uncharted territory...

Everything And So Much More

Maybe we’ve got it all wrong. Maybe the right person isn’t the one who agrees with everything that we say or tells us tiny white lies...

The Harsh Truth About Healing That They Will Never Tell You In Therapy

What they don’t tell you about healing is that it isn’t peaceful. What they don’t tell you is that healing is not a linear progression in which...

A Love Story Told Through Missed Connections

The entry to this comedy club reeks of bad 90s design with checkered wallpaper plastering the entryway. The remaining walls near what resembles a stage in...

Don’t Read The Last Page

I traced the letters of your skin to form the sentences I wanted to hear from you, and my ears sung along as the story I...

Goodbye July, Hello August | Thought Catalog

July, you were a whirlwind of experiences and emotions and as I watch you leave I am left with lingering emotions you have left me with...

Let Today Be The Day You Stop Lying To Yourself

The most destructive lies aren’t the ones told to us — they’re the ones we tell ourselves. Those lies we repeat quietly to convince ourselves that...

Fifteen Things You Should Know

One, I lied. To you and to myself. The first time you told me that you loved me, I knew that my feelings were getting to that...

I Just Want To Be On Fire

I’ve been waiting 21 years for someone to have sex with me while listening to Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire”. I think it would be magical as...

A Short, Sad Love Story

My brief love affair with Los Angeles coincided with the similarly brief and most intense relationship I’ve ever had. It began in the spring- blossoming out...

Six Things To Remember When It’s Time To Actually Move On

One, he’s gone. He’s not coming back. He is now a wind passing to your window, forcing you to remember the smell of his breath and the...

A Journey Through The Past Via My Facebook Friend Suggestions

The High School Sweetheart You remind me of fresh-cut grass before soccer games and of bright-white football-field Friday night lights. You remind me of sneaking out past curfew...

That June | Thought Catalog

That June I started Prozac and it made me really cranky. Exotic heat trapped my pores with dirt. I stood in the deep end of the...

Beware Of The Day She Takes All Her Love Back

Beware of the day she gives up because that means she’s reached her boiling point. It means that she’s been holding on and trying for far...

31 One-Sentence Reminders For When You Are Feeling Like You’re Not Quite Enough

1. You will never be good enough for yourself when your goal is to be good enough for someone else. 2. Those who have no intention of...

Nothing At All Needs To Be Perfect, Especially You

If you’re in the middle of overthinking and your thoughts are exhausting you think about this – nothing at all needs to be perfect. Your thoughts of...

He’s Everything You’re Not And I’m Probably Going To Break His Heart

I sneak out of his bed around 3 and gather my clothes from the floor. I don’t bother picking up my heart; I think I’ll leave...

After Every Deception, You’ll Find The Truth

Here’s the funny thing about fate, it doesn’t like liars. It exposes them eventually. It sends their malicious karma back to them and it sends little...

This Is How You Start To Let Go, Even If You Don’t Feel Like...

You cannot force yourself to let go, no matter how much you know you want to. You cannot force something out of your brain space, no matter...

To The Loves That Were Never Meant To Last

I think there are some loves that aren’t meant to last, that burn what they’re meant to illuminate and drown what they’re meant to nourish. They’re...

A Short List Of Things I Lost When I Wasn’t Paying Attention

Any number of circumstances can make us lose sight of things which are important, or lose parts of ourselves without even realizing, not until it’s too...

The Laws Of (Constant) Motion

Our good friend, Sir Isaac Newton, defined three laws of motion in his lifetime, but for the sake of this article, I’ll list the two that...

19 Reassuring Things To Remind Yourself Every Day

You’ve made it to another day and maybe this day will be your best yet. Maybe this day will be your hardest yet. Or maybe it...

Some People Aren’t Meant To Last Forever (So Love Them While They’re Here)

When it comes to relationships and falling in love, we honestly put far too much pressure on ourselves. We think of the idea of falling in...

Forget That Thing You Heard About Love Having To Hurt Sometimes

honey, i get it. no one’s ever kissed you quite like that, and when he touches you, everything’s a little brighter, leaves aren’t just green, but about...

I’ve Watched ‘I Love You’ Stretch Over The Atlantic

Tears reside in me like lost habits. I’m indulging in my wallowing and pastéis de nata. I know that if I allow one more teardrop to...

40 Little Things That Make Life And Love Totally Worth It

1. The sound of the door closing when your husband/wife/partner comes home from work. 2. Laundry from your family members. 3. Goodbye kisses. 4. Hello kisses. 5. Good morning kisses. 6....

This Is What I Want You To Remember

I am pretty sure that my name is always written all over your body like notes. A day won’t pass that I am not in your...

Of Monsters And Men | Thought Catalog

The first monster I met looked like the ‘90s looked like summer afternoons looked like swimming pools like soccer fields like nintendo controllers like cherry Kool-Aid. The first monster I met was not in...

If This Were My Book The Ending Would Be So Different

“Once he had told her something that she could not imagine: that amputees suffer pains, cramps, itches, in the leg that is no longer there. That...

With All Of Me, I Hope You Have Hope

With all of me, I hope you move forward with hope. I hope you find hope inside your heart, because it is there no matter what you...

You Need To Know You Deserve Me

After you left I suffocated myself in the candlelight I burned for us. I poured the wax on my heart in hopes it would remold into...

Forgive Yourself For Struggling With An Unclear Mind

Lately, more than half of the time, her mind is half functioning to its fullest degree. Her thoughts mostly consist of, “Why does my brain feel...

This Is Grief | Thought Catalog

this is grief. staring. at the sea. out the window. at the words you mean to read. at the wall. at the back of your eyes as...

I Hope You Don’t Just Happen To Anyone

Hey you, I hope you don’t just happen to anyone. I hope you happen to someone who appreciates your magic, someone who wants someone exactly like you...

Life Will Be Good To You Soon, I Promise

One morning, one day very soon, you will wake up with that warm, cozy feeling deep down in the pit of your stomach; that nearly perfect,...

You Will Find These Words When You Need To

Lean in closely to the words you are about to read. It is highly possible at least one sentence you need to see. Your heart will feel...

Some Thoughts On The (Wonderful) Things I’ll Never Admit To Your Face

How you use my full name with such an infliction that I feel like some sort of celebrity or something. How you make me feel like...

On Emptiness So Heavy It Hurts

There is no more fingernails left to bite and no one around to fuck. Stepping into the shower, I turn the dial to an unholy temperature. A normal...

December With You, January Without You

My body fights sleep. Waking up with your name on my tongue. These dark days between the holidays spent stagnant and silent. Friends are out of...

Here’s The Brutally Honest Truth: I Don’t Need You Anymore

I cannot tell you how many conversations I start on a regular basis with the phrase, “I read this thing…” with my family, my friends, my...

How To Sell Your Wedding Dress

Understand that your engagement is over. You’ve packed up everything you own into your car. You and your ex-fiancé go to the leasing office to sign...

Just Another Casual Existential Crisis

I am inspecting myself in the mirror after my pee. I used to daydream about clothes like this, business casual, paralegal-type pinstripe suits and skirts and...

A Short List Of Things I Would Have Told You If You Would’ve Just...

1. My last name. I only learned yours because I saw your work I.D. and key card inside your truck when you were dropping me off...

I Wish There Wasn’t A Reason To Be Sitting Here Writing This About You

It’s 7 pm on a Sunday night and I’m already drunk. Fingerprints clouding the glass surface of the wine glass I’m gripping so affectionately. Box of...