I had to step away from it all. I walked outside to breathe in some warm, Texas, Fall air and let the wind blow over my face. I allowed myself a moment to be mindful. I heard the words clear as day through the rustling of the trees telling me to "Slow down. Rushing has never produced quality results. Do not focus on how much time you have in a day. Just work diligently. Life is good and you are missing it watching it through time."
To live a life untamed and unafraid is the gift that I've been given, and so my journey begins.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with loving yourself, loving life, loving the world and the people in it.
"When you are struggling in your writing (art) it usually means you are hearing one thing but writing (creating) another." - from Salt. by Nayyirah Waheed
“The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” ― Mohadesa Najumi
"...Without passion, we’d be truly dead."
I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now? -John Lennon
I promise myself time and time again that I will rest and relax, but I lie to myself on a regular basis. I always end up running around taking care of something or someone and leaving myself neglected. I plan on being very lazy over the next few weeks and its more than deserved. I'll call it constructive laziness.
Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don't get so worked up about things. -Kenneth Branagh
Struggling to get out of bed each day is ... well, depressing. It's brutal. It's a terrible way to live life and turning it around is easier said than done.