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THE TWENTY THIRD YEAR.

Monday, June 26, 2017


Two events during the year cause me to get deeply introspective & reflective; new year's & my birthday. It's strange how each year comes & goes, slow paced & rushed at the same time. Sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday I was turning sixteen, and in many ways it feels like a lifetime ago.

'If I knew then what I know now' is such a cliche thing, but if I knew then what I know now.... I can't even tell you how much lighter teenage kae would've felt. 

Happier. Freer. I guess that's the point of aging, though, learning what matters & how to grow & love & breathe.

Some things I've learned this twenty second year:

Surround yourself with good energy
It's true what they say; you become the people you spend time with. If you're with negative nancys or energy-suckers all the time, it's eventually going to drain you. Be picky with who you choose to let in & give your energy to. 

& once you choose your people.... hold on to them!

Life isn't on a timeline
No matter what society makes you think, you don't have to have done this or that in life by a certain time. NEVER do something just because it's what you're "supposed to." 

Carve your own path, even if it looks vastly different than those around you. It's not a race.

Give yourself a break
You will fail & make SO MANY mistakes. We're human, it's what we do. 

It's okay. It doesn't make you a bad person. With each mistake and failure God gives us an opportunity to grow. If all you can accomplish some days is pushing the 'next episode' button, you're not a failure for that. 

Life is a balancing act.

HERE'S TO TWENTY THREE. (lowkey sad '22' is no longer my theme song okay byyeee)

xo,

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