Thursday, March 24, 2016

Things I'd Like To Say To My Younger Self

You are unique. 
 You will come across few people during your lifetime who think like you. Just because you’re different from everyone else, don’t assume you’re wrong. Spend time getting to know yourself. Embrace your intuitive nature and learn to trust it. 
 You are beautiful. 
You don’t need to change anything. Don’t waste time comparing yourself to the girls around you, and definitely don’t judge yourself according to what you see in magazines and on TV. Don’t let anyone else define beauty for you. 
 Be happy as often as possible. 
 You cannot make anyone else happy. You are not responsible for anyone else’s happiness but your own. 
 Your family isn’t perfect. 
Look around you and find some good role models. Study them carefully because things are always different than how they look on the outside. 
 You are amazing. 
 Avoid anyone who doesn’t realize this. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Should I return?

 I'm not sure I have it in me to return to the piney woods.  I both love and hate the memories of my time there. Yet they call to me, pulling me back with the promise of innocence.  As if I could return to the person I was before.  Before he came.  Before I knew.