"You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood."
@ the anon looking for durable shoes: I waitress part-time and I just wear sperry topsiders on the job. They're the most comfortable shoes I own and they're water proof! They're like ~100$ usually, but they go on sale pretty often.
and from everyone who responded to the earlier post