a few things i've learned lately (in both naivety and young adulthood): who you are and what you are made of is something to be felt - not reasoned.
if you have the fuel to your own fire but nothing is burning yet, have patience.
self love is the greatest love we can discover; and a difficult journey to embark on.
you possess courage by facing your truths, and from this you gain resilience.
the journey may have you feeling exhausted at times, but there is depth in the beauty you feel when you look into the mirror again: you recognize yourself. your new self - that combination of choices and hardships, the failures, the love and compassion that brought you to be this newfound creation. And then you realize it's not just a reflection anymore...it's home.