We spend so much time getting ready for this future, stressing over what hasn’t happened, and setting plans for what’s next that we forget to live in the moment. We forget to celebrate how far we’ve come. We forget that life isn’t always going to unfold how we want it to—but maybe that’s the most beautiful part.
I thought about how wildly beautiful it is that we were once just strangers, wandering around this earth without the taste of each other’s names on our tongues. How life simply happens, love simply happens. Especially when we’re not looking.
You gave Week One of 2018 a good run.
It’s okay if you feel lost or afraid or directionless.
At this point, you need to let it all go. Life does not experience us. We experience life.
Planning for the right moment is never easy.
I would rather learn to love myself than waste my soft heart on someone like you who is only going to take it for granted and see how much you can get out of me without giving anything in return.
I prepare conversation topics ahead of time. I prepare outfits ahead of time. I prepare as thoroughly as the situation allows, because I don’t trust myself in the moment. I am awkward. I am unsure. I have no idea what I’m doing.
It’s time to forgive yourself. It’s okay.
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