Wherever you go, there you are.
Well, here I am.
Life’s such a bitch sometimes, isn't it? Just when we think we’ve got it all figured out, life throws another curveball. I know it’s not going to be easy and its never ever going to get any easier. But that’s when we grow. When we thought we couldn’t possibly endure anymore, when everything and everyone seemed to be against us, when we felt so much pain and sorrow, we looked inside ourselves and found the strength to keep going.
Thank God for Family. They help me through it all. I don’t have to hide when I’m with them. They just know. We laugh, we cry, we argue. They'll sit in silence with me if I ask them to. Especially when I have no strength and I just need to be surrounded by their love. No need for white noise. No need for dialogue… just silence. Sometimes that's all I need and they understand.
Thank God for Mom. She's always held my hand when things got tough. Mom doesn't know how to assemble Ikea furniture, but she knows exactly how to put me back together. She helps me heal. Always. When I couldn’t face the world, when I thought I was never gonna be okay, when I felt so much pain and sorrow, she held me. We cried until we laughed and that’s how I knew I'll be alright.
This will happen a million more times because life's just hard. And every time, we’ll get back up. We’ll wipe away the tears from our eyes and the fear from our hearts. And we’ll love even harder.
So here I am, learning to love myself. The entirety of my being—especially the not so colorful parts. The parts of me that get frustrated when I make mistakes. The parts of me that get scared when I ride my bike on the main street. The parts of me that envy because I want to be just as good, just as beautiful, just as clever. The parts of me that cry just because.
Here I am, a little broken, but with so much love and laughter to share with the world.
I hope you'll celebrate the little things with me. We’ll motivate each other to push past the struggles. We’ll remind each other to laugh more and love even harder. Life will always be a mess, but at least we're doing it together.
Here’s to building the bridge to happiness. To figuring out what it means to love and be happy with our true selves. It’s gonna be one hell of an adventure.
Love yourself always,