I said to someone I know, "I don't know why this hurts so much". And she said, "it hurts because it matters". And that was a huge thing for me to realize. That there are things in life that hurt. And they hurt because they are important.
This is the greatest thing I've ever seen. There was once a guy in my life who both he and my friends thought that he offered me the world. Now I realize what I really needed it to be, I needed to tell him that I had my own.