This summer physically changed me. Something in me shifted, and I don’t think things will ever be quite the same. I know I’ll never be the same.
The right person delivers actions, not empty words with no resolutions.
Kind words by strangers. Kind words by familiar faces. Kind words that held me together and brought warmth to my soul and ease to my mind.
And it’s so much easier said than done. Because being present is a practice. Accepting what is and learning how to be okay with what you can’t change is a practice.
Understand that it is part of the human experience to feel alone, scared, uncertainty at times. It’s all momentary.
You can contribute the way you are feeling to some vexing but necessary hormones that are important for reproduction and evolution.
We are all connected.
Bonded by constellations
as we gravitate towards one another
leaving traces of stardust along the way.
This body continues to show up, scars and all.
I am here, and I will be felt. I am here and I will be heard. I am here taking up space. I am here to stay.
Listen to your feelings; they’re there for a reason.