We are not naïve, we know that our country is facing crises on many levels, but we also know that in order to stand together to overcome these obstacles we must not only believe but prove that the good outweighs the bad, that our strength outweighs our weakness, and that love outweighs hate.
Your letter is not about your ex being a d*ck. If he were a d*ck, you would have stopped thinking about him by now. But you are thinking about him. Almost a year later, and you're reaching out to me, too. You said you shouldn't be thinking about him though. Has someone told you that? Often our friends do.
Are you going to be on the edge of your life (quietly reassuring yourself that it's ok here and that those jumpers are crazy anyway) or are you going to be the one that jumps straight into life, in spite of its uncertainty?
I sometimes think that bravery doesn't exist. Bravery is a characteristic that is ascribed to others when they do something that we think we wouldn't be able to do. It's what we say about people who are able to face difficulty and pain without fear. The definition of brave is acting without fear.
Trust yourself enough to keep going and to be excited about the direction you are headed. And please take a moment to make someone else feel recognized and better also. This, more than anything else, will begin to bring greater love into your life.