there comes a time when you have to focus solely on your own path, regardless of what anyone else is doing, regardless of what anyone else is thinking. and i hope that time comes early on in your life. i hope you get to experience the peace and freedom that falls from the sky into your bones when you do what makes you happy. if it feels selfish, then that’s a good thing, especially if you are a woman: the moon is always full; it’s the shadows that shield her light. be different. be focused. assert your identity. you can achieve whatever you want on your own. don’t you dare wait until the right moment, or the right person comes along before you understand this. bloom for yourself. always. everything else falls perfectly into place once you do this.