26... where do I begin. It’s been the most terrifying and also wonderfully magical adventure in equal measure. If I am more sure of anything than I have ever been it’s that I know less than I ever could have imagined. I am a walking, talking contradiction and happy about it. These are a few things that I can say by now, that I’m pretty sure of though.
Change your mind, about everyone and everything , every day if you must. Contrary to what I once thought, it does not make you superficial or flippant... it means that you are growing, and there is no goodness without growth. That which never changes is stubborn and stagnant and better to be continually reviewing your perspective than to be stuck.
Be as kind and as non-judgemental as humanly possible, to everyone you encounter. One day you will make questionable decisions of your own and you will wish more than anything in the world for the understanding and compassion of those around you. Be nice.
Realise that every single person you meet will have a different idea of what happiness is. Don’t ever allow someone else’s view to make you feel that what happiness means to you,is wrong. Life is so short and no one really gives a shit if you’re miserable so so long as you aren’t deliberately causing pain to anyone, you might as well do whatever brings you joy.
On that note, I have learnt that most of the things that make life worth living are on the other side of fear. Do not let the notion of failure, or especially other people’s opinions,stop you from living a life that is authentically yours. This is a difficult one and I struggle with it constantly, but if there’s one thing that scares me more than anything else , it’s the thought of being 85 and looking back on life’s moments with a heart full of regret.
Living in a small town, it’s easy to want to conform; but individuality is to be celebrated, not sneered at and those who are sneering are usually the ones who dream of living a life as fully as those who dance to the beat of their own drum. 🥁 ♥️🦋🌿 #26 #lessons #journey #stilllearning