On the precipice of a birthday I'd normally look towards the future, assessing old goals, and taking the time to conjure new ones. However, a recent discovery in the depths of my notes made me take a moment to pause and reflect on the many iterations of me it took to get to the present version. Admittedly, I'm a compulsive note-taker, always scribbling in the corners of a notebook or on a crumpled bit of paper any idea that comes to me as I'm scared it might flea from my grasp sooner than I'm able to recall it. In light of officially being in the latter part of my twenties, I find great comfort in being able to look back on some wise words from a younger me. Sometimes she really knows what she's talking about.
- Be the architect of your life. You can build out of insecurities or build out of your own love, always choose the latter.
- Recognize the divinity in you. Bring down your walls so you may be your most abundant self and in turn gift that to the world around you.
- Pick the filter you want to experience your life through. Happiness is an experience that we can consciously cultivate, practice this habit.
- The shortest distance between you and them is a straight line - the line of truth and clarity between loved ones. Give more readily of myself without keeping score.
- You doubt yourself and in that way hinder any progress that can be made by flirting with inaction. Continue in being persistent, always come from the mindset of positivity.
- Learn to be content with what you have as opposed to always searching for the next best thing, learn to stir change if proven otherwise.
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