From the person who you are now to the person who you were then, you have come so far. You should remember the who would on the couch for hours on end. You have travelled all over the world full of things to explore, learn and create. The possibilities are endless and you didn’t even want to dream just complain that you knew something better was out there.
First, your art is amazing even if the opportunities don’t come nearly as often as you would like so you can pay off your student loans. There are politics, judgements or haters that can even dispute that. Your art deserves to be made and your story deserves to be heard. It is not a coincidence that you are talented and ambitious.
Take care of yourself mentally and physically. Keep to a regular workout schedule. The days that you don’t feel like it - DO IT EVEN HARDER. Shave time off that 5K. On the that you just want to be lazy, get up just because you can.
NEVER FORGET - no one determines your worth except for you. Friends, family members and even strangers will place judgements on you. Just remember that’s their problem to deal with not yours. You deserve nothing but the best so don’t settle for anything less.
Being alone is good for you. Don’t confuse this with being lonely.
Regardless of your past, you choose who you are in every single moment. You impact people by just your presence. Your authenticity inspires some and scares others. Don’t let that EVER distract you from being who you are.
Keep your head up and never give up because the path you are on WILL change for the better. IT may not get easier but your laughter will change, the relationships you do have will strengthen and your light will shine bright.
It is time for you to join the game. It is time to enjoy the grind. Time to talk less and do MORE.
Your journey is yours. No one else has the wheel except for you. Hit the gas and enjoy the ride. Keep your head up. If you ever feel unloved, remember you love yourself and, at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.
Hearts, Rainbows and Unicorns,