Initially.. I was going to post some cliché baby photo of myself, and make some half-assed remark about barely making it this long but something about this year feels... different. Maybe it’s the wonderful friends I surround myself with... Maybe, i’m just feeling the birthday glow? Or maybe, just MAYBE... Things really do get better?? After years of hiding behind a substance induced fog I finally feel like me again! I finally feel like the version of myself that I always felt I could be, but was too scared to shed the skin of my former, lazy, uninspired-self. For the first time in YEARS I feel energetic, compassionate, and vivacious.. but most of all, I feel LOVE. Love from others, but also love from myself... I legitimately haven’t felt this organically happy in YEARS and my heart is bursting with love & anticipation for the journey I have ahead of me. It’s unfortunate, because I really do wish I could live every single day with this much fascination for the world, or this much appreciation for small, seemingly mundane interactions with my fellow humans, but I really do feel like we can all attain this level of elation if we all just... LOVE. This year, I intend to continue improving myself, but to also give others the encouragement to pick themselves up as well... because we’re all just trying to walk this earth with a smile on our faces.... Right? Just remember, this walk of life is filled with joy, laughter, pain, sadness, success, and failure... But while on this journey, we’re all so focused on where we want to be, that sometimes we forget to smell the roses.... Smell those roses!!! Please!! I’m writing this post with tears in my eyes, and a heart erupting with love, and I really do have all of you to thank for that. THANK YOU for making just another day feel, so, extraordinary.
I love you all so much. 💕🌸