Stop. Stop thinking. Stop imagining. It magnifies the harshness of reality. Don’t look into those eyes. Don’t. Looking into those eyes only fuels your desire for connection. Don’t smile. It’s your invitation in. Don’t invite them in. Don’t let your guard down.
Do be the impenetrable wall you know you can be, the one you have been before. Become the one who blends in with the background again. Then rejection won’t hurt. Sure, loneliness sucks. But it’s so much nicer than knowing you aren’t enough. Remember this next time your eyes wander to meet someone else’s. Remember when that burn of nervousness touches. Remember when your heart gets fluttery. Cause it will happen again. It always does.