Everyone is telling me since I’m turning 21 on the 21st of January, this year is my golden year– so let’s hope so! Here’s to  that and to the fact that I’ve been doing this sort of post since I was seventeen years old. Happy birthday me!

  1. We can only offer to one another what we first offer to ourselves.
  2. I am in control of my emotions at all times, no matter what.
  3. Yoga keeps me grounded. Yoga helps me grow. Yoga gives me confidence and brings me closer to not only myself, but also others.
  4. Good can come from bad. Bad times creates tension, disrupt comfort and ignite movement– and movement is exactly what helps us clarify what is real, what has value and serves us, and what deserves to stay in our life.
  5. There are poems inside my head that paper can’t handle yet.
  6. To write well, I must read.
  7. And I must write every single damn day of my life. I must lurk in libraries and sniff old books like perfume.
  8. True love is about being in love with your best friend. It’s not about falling in love once, it’s about falling in love every single day for the rest of your lives.
  9. And out of that love, we can remake the world.
  10. I don’t always need comfort– I want to feel uneasy, I want danger, I want to feel challenged. It makes me feel brave.
  11. As much as I try to wear clothes that aren’t black, I just can’t bring myself to do it. And that’s okay.
  12. The best way to look at things is like you’re looking at it for the first time.
  13. Life is just a series of sufferings– let go of all expectations and learn to live in the present. Live purposeless on purpose.
  14. Tell the people you love that you love them and squeeze them a little tighter with every day that comes.
  15. Life is not about answering questions, it’s about questioning answers.
  16. Every single day we have the chance to remake ourselves.
  17. It’s okay to cry. And fail. Over and over again.
  18. If something is bothering you– say it. Now.
  19. You can never have a cup of coffee large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
  20. I am still learning.
  21. And I will never stop learning.