word to the wise

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

Though

The work looks different for all of us

For me, it’s every general thing above

 

More specifically it’s 

Writing

Meditation

Exercise

Soccer

Loved ones

Laughing

Writing some more

Reading

Colors

The sky at night

The sky in general

 

Or

 

Whatever the hell

Makes me feel good 

In a moment

 

Sometimes it’s that simple. 

 

Our lives are our choice

Don’t like something

Change it

Can’t exactly change it?

Change something to make it more bearable.

 

Live on

We’ve got a long way to go

I’m excited.

 

With Love,

Kelsi

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