I was 16, my boyfriend was 21. When we finally broke up my mom gave me this piece of advice on the car ride home: “don’t be sad, get angry. It’s more motivating.” I took that advice and ran with it to college, scholarship $$$ included. I also lost 100 lbs and became a much happier, healthier person. Maybe anger isn’t the prettiest emotion, but every time I thought of my shit, cheating, scumbag ex boyfriend I couldn’t help feeling like I’d won out in the end.
- gabbykk "The 10 Makeup Commandments"