Unsolicited advice from my 30year old self: Make more life—changing events, I tell myself.
If that means more heartbreak
Or uprooting myself
Or changing the world
Or a person’s life
I always ask, why am I doing it?
I have worked on myself, and I demand that those who want to be in my life are willing to do the same.
Work on your damn self
Your issues, your fears, your insecurities
Your goals, your dreams, work on it.
I went and met people. Talked to strangers.
Fell in love along the way, a few times actually.
My unsolicited advice, whether you are single or taken, or lost
Go and have an adventure!
This year, I came face to face with grief.
There is nothing more painful than seeing the one I love die in front of me.
The loss is inexplicable, it carved a tiny piece of my heart and soul,
Crushed it into dust so I may never recover it.
Grief comes in waves, whether I am ready or not.
It changed me.
I crawled myself out of the pit, I have not lived 30 years of my life to not be ready for this.
I wasn’t ready, but I crawled.
I came to understand grief with love.
The love you have for yourself, and the love others pour into you will not fill in the hole
Anger only fuels the pain. But love? Love will help you live with it.
Frankly, that’s the only option you have.
Live with it.
Age is just a number. Reaching 30, does not guarantee you anything. Take your time, use it wisely.
Love, love whenever you can.
Live, live for moments that can take your breath away.
Everything else is a waste of your existence. ❤️. .
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What I have been doing with my time: “there’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad for someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in the library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself, and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful. I promise.” ❤️ - Emery Allen. .
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But also I learned, along the way you will fall in love, like it’s a bonus. And it feels so much better and wilder. And because you have enough for yourself, you have plenty to give, and it is true, you will find yourself not expecting anything in return. You become love, and you will love in different ways and forms, like you’ve never imagined. So don’t wait on love, be it. 🌹 . .
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A friendly little reminder to NOT just wait for inspiration to start writing. There will be times that you will feel inspired (and it will ROCK!) but more often than not you will have to push yourself to write. Looking back on your work, you probably won't even be able to tell the difference between when you were inspired and when you weren't. Writing is a craft. Sometimes it's hard, but if you only write when it feels easy, you will struggle to improve and move forward. Keep writing, friends! You’ve got this.💕
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How does this guy get me ever damn time .. @rodandrew16 #talent #feedyoursoul #writeanyway #adultssuck

On changes: “lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, to suck you down in self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk lightly. Lightly my darling.” 🌹- Aldous Huxley . .
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While I am navigating through some changes, in other news, shared the prague itinerary in the website. How I am itching to plan my next Europe travel but would need to postpone it for now. . .
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Thoughts I eat for breakfast: FREEDOM. Is commitment a limitation to freedom? how can commitment increase my joy and freedom? . .
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This #building right smack in #downtown #Salta. I took the photo during rush hour when the #street and #sidewalk were packed. I kept bumping into people or blocking the #sidewalk. Finally went into the street to take the #photo. #People were really #patient and smiled. Love this town. I dont take a lot of #streetphotigraphy usually. #butterflies #salamander #brightcolors #yellow #turquoise #itsmagical

It’s a pattern of thought that creeps up in areas of our lives where we are learning by doing. Where we are putting ourselves out into the world as anything but an “expert.”
Who do I think I am? 😕
I’m not talented enough. Credentialed enough. Experienced enough. Published enough. 😞
The only way to move through this is to address the thought pattern directly and then take small action steps forward. 💫
Day after day after freakin’ day. 🙄
No one said it would be easy. This is what I remind myself. ❤️
This week in Everyday Writers we are talking all about Imposter syndrome and how it impacts our writing lives. Want to join the conversation? Link in bio.

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