Be alone. Take yourself away from people, just for a while. Find a place in the world where you can be at one with the sky and the earth. Get lost in the forest, or sit and gaze out to sea.
Look at the world as if you’re writing a novel and you’re desperate to make it feel human – notice the little details in the objects surrounding you, notice the little quirks in your coworkers and your spouse and the barista you see two days a week
Pisces: Finally do something on your bucket list that you’ve consistently avoided out of fear. You’re a big dreamer, but you have a harder time allowing yourself to actually try things. Sign up for that creative writing class, learn how to surf, or just call up that old friend you’ve drifted away from. Give yourself permission to step outside of your comfort zone.
There is a danger that if we let too much logic take the wheel, suddenly we find ourselves spending years in a job that was only supposed to be a ‘stepping stone’ because it’s good money and it’s funding the end goal.
Be proud of yourself. You’re still here, surviving.
Society tells you that eventually you’ll find someone who accepts you for who you are, for the baggage you bring, and the life you’ve lived, which I hope for you is true. But I also hope that you fill yourself with this same amount of self-love.
It’s only when we pause for a moment, take a step back, and look outside our own little worlds that we begin to notice the little things that we turn a blind eye to almost every single day.
Doing laundry and then putting your clothes away immediately, instead of taking pieces out of the dryer one-by-one on an as-needed basis.
I hope you lose weight, especially the dead weight of a bad habit or that shitty person you’ve let hang around too long. I hope you lose control, lose it so bad that you start to enjoy the feeling of being free and inspired.
I can be a different version of myself in front of different people, and it doesn’t make me any less authentic.