If we are lucky, we all have one person who has always seen us. Sometimes we call them a mother. Other times a friend. Hell, sometimes we don’t even know what to call these people who become fixtures— foundations— in our lives. But they do this thing— and I guess there is no other way to explain it other than to say they change us. Into ourselves. I was lucky enough to call this person my mother. When I was hurt, she was my rock. When I felt lost, she was my compass. When I felt unconfident, she was my foundation. The one who taught me where beauty comes from. The one who gently, constantly, and tirelessly encouraged me to chase my dreams and be myself and stay kind. Kind. She is the kind of person who believes there are no strangers in this world. There are only hearts we don’t know yet. She has truly been that one person— that one person— who i can call my lifelong person. My best friend. And I guess I just want you to know— how important these people are. How you need to hang on like hell to them and soak every minute of this life out of the time you have with them. And I guess I also want you to have a small glimpse into my world. My real world. And how wonderful my person is. And that is why (and she won’t know this until she reads this message) my entire book is dedicated to her. And only her. So when you read it, store that away in your heart. That I may have written the words— but she is the one who made it all possible. Because she— she— is the one who never stopped believing. And somehow got me to see myself. The way she did. ♥ // June 2018: Teetering on the edge of #absolutely everything. // #liveinthedetails#couragetorise#writersofinstagram ——————————————————————————
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My own mam used to tell me this. I don’t know, in a way I found it comforting because she chose the things that were big to 6 year old me and compared them to the stars I wanted to know the size of to try and convey how big they were. It’s just a fond memory that works with my love for space and my character’s personality.
I wrote these on New Years after reflecting on the year behind. They still hold true halfway into 2018. and i added a few more. .
Choose people who choose you. You can’t fake mutual respect. Do not chase. It’ll knock you out of your power, quick.
Your body knows—your body ALWAYS knows. Your mind will try to convince you otherwise but your body will tell you the truthy truth.
Family is hard but there is no substitute for it. They are your greatest teachers and you were born into yours for a purpose. I love them the most.
All you need is a couple good friends who show up for you at your worst and cheer for you at your best. I can count mine on 1 hand. I love them the most too.
And also, loving from afar is a thing.
Go where the love is, leave where it’s not.
Stay very connected to who you can be yourself around. Make the effort. Call. Write. Text.
Being sober and staying sane will always be my top priorities.
The deep void of loneliness doesn’t need to be filled with busyness, or anything to excess for that matter, in fact, LOTS of growth happens in that empty space.
STAY with yourself and find home there. Even if it’s a cold shack at first.
There is sobriety and there is recovery.
Action has to match words. This applies to everyone. Beware of those who aren’t true.
Practicing gratitude is a great anti-depressant.
Cliques are overrated. [and they generally look better from the outside than they feel on the inside.] Big parties are overrated.
Sobriety is not.
Guessing what someone thinks/feels is a waste of your vital energy
There is joy to be had in washing the dishes, folding the laundry, cleaning out your car
There is the most joy in the in-between small tiny moments that never get seen
There’s no shame in a quiet life. Or in a loud one.
There’s no shame in anything.
Make room for what you want in life. God needs room to deliver. Get out of the way.
Open your HEART to be very, very surprised. As much as you may plan, you do not know everything that’s going to happen.
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AND SO UNBLOOMED AND STILL
And so we go
dig in our roots
Deeper and with more
Than our unblossmed
Could ever grow
Here in this
Oh it was a short
And magnificent dream
That could not
full stretch of our wings
Begin to open
We move on
Take the earth
Carry this whole chapter
Under thorn and promise
And bittersweet goodbyes
I saw the patch light
I will rehome
Her in today
I carry her safely there (C)birdwoman2018
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