last year, in the summer of 2016, i turned 22. these are some lessons and realisations brought to me in the years prior...
your feelings are valid.
almost every feeling we experience is conditional.
being honest with yourself, and others, is one of the most difficult but simultaneously badass things you can do.
you may not be able to choose how your actions make others feel but, you are able to choose your actions.
listen to your body, soul, and intuition. we are spiritual beings before we are human beings.
each relationship you build (be it familial, platonic, romantic, or otherwise) requires an individual and specific type of love. it does not mean any one love is greater than another, it is simply different.
you have the opportunity to make someone’s day, every single day, including your own. take it.
cereal tastes better at night.
intentions and sincerity are incredibly important.
“things” and “stuff” mean very little, it is only physical weight. if my soul is to be weighed down by anything, let it only be with love. the only “things” that matter are people, beings, and that we keep choosing love.
every day is potentially your last. make sure you are happy with the endings of your conversations.
you will never regret making time to see the sunrise or sunset.
distance does not mean you must divide your love, you simply multiply it.
when you have embarrassed yourself enough times, the dread of embarrassment no longer exists.
curiosity is great but, sometimes it’s okay to turn your brain off, to not question or overthink and, just be. realise this single moment is unlike any other. recognise it, acknowledge it, try your best to be present.
fear is not synonymous with negative consequences. respond to fear, rather than reacting to it.
everyone you meet is a blessing or a lesson- sometimes both.
choose recovery, everyday.
life and love is not linear. it’s relative. sometimes inconclusive. a heart broken still knows love. a heart healing still knows hurt.
speak your dreams into the world- nurture them, feed them, love them- they will never stop wanting you or needing you.
a good person can make a bad decision; it doesn’t make them a bad person.
note to self (and anyone who needs it): insist this patience bring paradise. sometimes you have to get through the shit to get to the sunshine. trust the timing of your life, trust your journey.