This weekend

I will be in Philadelphia. Do I have any followers in that area?

"You don’t know something? You google it. You want something? You buy it. You’re disappointed in a company? Instantly write a review. Medical issue? Web MD; it’ll say you have cancer, but there are a few other possibilities as well. Need money? Online banking is available. Even dating; there are dating sites that can get you a date that same week. The best part, all of these things can be done straight from your phone. The thing is though, in an age of instant gratification, we have to take a step back and realize real life issues aren’t done the same way. If there is a complexity in your life, it takes time to work through. This is incredibly important for my generation to realize, because in life, you’ll have issues. Relationships won’t work out, businesses you start may fail, even your career choice may not be what you truly want to do, and you may not realize that at first. All of this is completely fine though because things take time, and in an era where technology reigns, we lose sight of that. The one thing that takes the most time and effort, legitimate work, is happiness. Never lose sight of that, or we’re all doomed."

jhort

Have I told you how amazing you all are lately? I seriously have the most loyal and incredible followers in the entire tumblrverse! Due to your reblogging of my work, I am a mere 13 followers away from an incredible mile-stone. This statement is not meant to brag, nor complain that I don’t have enough followers, because truthfully, I wouldn’t trade the followers I have for anything in the world. I am just sincerely grateful that you all appreciate my work enough to honor me on your blogs. I love you all; thank you.
-jhort

"There will be times in your life where you lack answers to the questions that you’re dying to know. Though at the time, not knowing seems like it brings all the pain you wished to avoid, however as time passes and you allow yourself to see the bigger picture, the truth is; the answers were always there, just never stated. Time will always bring clarity, even if people do not."

Jhort

"Especially when it comes to relationships, if you try to understand a situation from your own point of view, chances are you’ll be lost and confused. If you truly care about someone, try looking at things from their point of view. Doing this will provide clarity and peace of mind. I should warn you however, just because they think a certain way, doesn’t necessarily mean they are right. However, when it comes to the way one thinks, in their mind they are always right. Nonetheless, take that step back, breathe, and allow yourself to see things you would not have been able to, had you not allowed yourself."

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“Will you stop walking away!?” he yelled in frustration, “Don’t you think you deserve to be happy? We’ve known each other for as long as you have been alive; we’re family. I’ve seen you at your lowest of lows, but I haven’t seen you truly happy in over a year! I saw you talking to that girl earlier, what’s her name? It doesn’t matter…”

“Her name was Krista.” I said under my breath.

“…Okay, Krista, she was gorgeous, and do not tell me you weren’t having a good time talking to her. I could see that from across the room! I realize what Emma put you through was hell, but come on! How can you ever move on if you don’t let yourself?”

“Don’t you get it!?” I snapped back, “Emma put me through hell because I pushed her! I made mistakes! I made so many mistakes. I wasn’t there when she needed me to be, I wasn’t who she needed me to be. If I did that with someone I loved that much, who is to say I wouldn’t do it again with a complete stranger!? With everything that I’ve done, the truth is, I just don’t deserve to be happy.”

“I… I didn’t realize you thought that way. I had no idea that’s what was holding you back. Listen, you can’t keep blaming yourself. You are one of the best people I know. Honestly, Emma didn’t need to put you through what she put you through either. If you can’t see that now, then I hope you realize it soon, because I can’t keep seeing you like this. You really do deserve to be happy. I have no idea what those “mistakes” were you made, but whether you actually made them or not, that is far from what defines you. Your mistakes are not your personality; they are not who you are.”

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jhort

I was just told that the link to my twitter is broken. If this has been a problem for anyone else, and you are curious, the link is https://twitter.com/thejhort

Hope you are all having a wonderful evening! I will have a new excerpt from one of my novels on Monday! New Video this upcoming Friday. I hope you all had as incredible of a Valentine’s Day as I did! Even if mine was alone in my room trying to figure out what decisions my characters would make rather than what I want to happen. Anyway enjoy your night, and I love you all! Take care!
-jhort

Anonymous Asked:
Do you have a Valentine this year???

I do! Though quite honestly, most of you don’t know it yet. My valentine is every and any of my followers who are alone today. Anyone who claims they hate Valentines day because you spend it alone, or anyone who recently suffered heart break, if you will have me, I would love to be your Valentine. To anyone who is going through hard times, I love you all, and you keep your heads up! Your time will come, I promise you that. Until then, I would be honored if you would have me.

Anonymous Asked:
Thanks for the follow, brotha. I've been looking around for legitimate writing blogs, and never found one I enjoyed enough to follow. Seems to be the best has found me! Much love, and as a writer myself, much respect.

The pleasure is all mine! If you write, post it, and I followed you, I’m sure your writing fantastic as well! Normally I’d never try to get a follower to message me off of Anonymous, because I absolutely respect their reasons for doing so, and the same applies here, but if you’d ever like to, I would always love to talk about writing with a fellow writer! Either way, thank you, I seriously appreciate everything you said, and I’ll have to keep up my quality of work! Take care! 

Anonymous Asked:
You are the sunshine of my life you are the one who kept me living you are the person I always could trust you are the one I fell in love with. Everyday I am with you nothing else mtters you are the reason im alive you are the reason why im falling

You are incredible. I am truly honored that I could be all that for you. Just know I am always here for you and no matter what life throws at you, even without me, it will always get better. You just made my night by telling me all of this. Anonymous or not, you went out of your way to tell me how much I mean to you, and that says the world about your personality. Keep your head up for me. As always, I love you. Take care my dear Anon.