You’re going to make wedding plans with a guy you don’t end up marrying.

You’re going to realize that the one person you thought was perfect, whether it’s your mom, your sister, your husband, your girlfriend, your favorite uncle, your grandfather, they all have an imperfection. 

You’re going to hate the person you were in love with at one point. 

You’re going to drift from the best friend you swore you’d never lose touch with when you left for college.

You’re going to make a bunch of mistakes, and some of them are going to have permanent consequences, and you’re going to have to accept it.

The person you trust the most with your life IS, at one point or another, going to let you down. And that’s okay.

You’re going to have days when you look in the mirror at your body in a bathing suit, and you’re going to smile because you see something beautiful.

You’re also going to have days when you look in the mirror at your body in the same bathing suit, and you’re going to slam your fists on the floor and curl up in a ball on your bed and scream and cry. 

It’s okay to laugh during sex. And it’s also okay to cry.

And no, it is NOT going to be fun the first time you do it. It’s going to hurt. Like a bitch. 

Trust is extraordinarily valuable. Choose if you want to give it easily, or if you want to cling to it… Either way, know there are positives and negatives to each. 

You’re going to lose people, to another lover, to old age, to distance… and it’s going to feel like the end of the world. You’re going to feel empty and your body is going to feel like it’s tearing itself apart to the point where you’ll think you’re going to be the next to go. You’re going to lay on the floor and fear the day when someone asks you to stand up because at the moment, it feels impossible. You’re going to feel ripped in half. But one day, it goes away. I know you don’t believe me. But it does. 

You’re allowed to feel better when you put make-up on & no… that does not make you fake.

Norah Jones solves most stressful situations, and by most, I mean all.

You need less than you think you need.

People will ask you what would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now. That’s a stupid fucking question. Ignore it. Because you were meant to make the choices that you did. It got you here. 

Spirituality is different than religion. 

Your God is the same as mine. Your Allah is the same as mine. Your universal force is the same as mine. We all have our powerful energy, we just call it something different. 

You will feel better after a busy, productive, meaningful day than you will after a lazy day in bed. I know Tumblr tells you that Netflix is the only person or thing you need in your life, but it’s wrong. You need life. Go create it.

Terrariums make everything better. 

Everything is a fad. Obsession with pizza. Twitter pictures of girls with claw-like matte black nails & weed. Adoration of cats. Lulu Lemon yoga pants. All of it. Fad. 

You’re going to spend a chunk of your life trying to be someone you’re not, and then eventually you’re going to realize how downright unhappy you are, and you’ll fix it. 

People are going to tell you that there is no such thing as a soulmate… or that you have ONE soulmate… or that you have multiple soulmates. Go figure it out for yourself. 

Republicans are wrong. They won’t admit that. Democrats are wrong. They won’t admit that. 

Republicans are also right. They’ll instantly admit that. Democrats are also right. They’ll instantly admit that.

There are good cops. There are bad cops. You don’t need to generalize.

Hunting animals for fun is just as fucked up as hunting humans for fun.

As generic as it sounds, everything happens for a reason. It’s unexplainable in the moment, but always comes out beautifully.

Nature is your friend, and she heals in ways that therapy can’t.

Embrace the quality that sets you the furthest apart from everyone else. That is your strength, and it will carry you to your furthest potential. 

Wake up early when you can. It’s gonna start off miserable, but you’ll soon realize how many hours are actually in a day if you don’t sleep through half of them. 

Your path is unique to you. The journeys around you wind into yours as they may. Do not follow anyone else’s.

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