Here is my letter to you:
You have been through a lot this last year.
Lost a lot.
What if you chose to see it in a different way, though?
As each thing left, you gained two more in its place.
When Lilly left
Your strength was tested
And you learned that moving on was okay.
When Orianne left
You had to put yourself out there with someone else
And you were forced to take a step back and feel all of the pain.
When Bobbie left
You embraced her true effect on your life
And you accepted the reality of that disease.
When friends left
You stopped allowing yourself to be walked on
And you set boundaries for what you deserve.
When anything and everything decided not to go your way
You let it play out
One thing you learned
Above all others
If you are putting in the work:
Trying new things
Placing yourself in uncomfortable situations
Soaking yourself in everything you feel
Making decisions for you
Prioritizing things with positive affects
Spending time with the ones you love
Going outside and breathing in some fresh air
Reading a book every-so-often
Even trying some form of meditation
You’re doing pretty damn alright.
Keep in mind
The work looks different for all of us
For me, it’s every general thing above
More specifically it’s
Writing some more
The sky at night
The sky in general
Whatever the hell
Makes me feel good
In a moment
Sometimes it’s that simple.
Our lives are our choice
Don’t like something
Can’t exactly change it?
Change something to make it more bearable.
We’ve got a long way to go