and I’m like…
You need this if you’re having a rough day. This post was inspired by a Reddit post asking people to share “the happiest fact you know.”
I don’t know why exactly, but I think the lyrics “I don’t think you’re right for him. Think of what we might have been” from the song by the Lumineers is so sweet. It’s not jealous (though it is). It’s caring, and kind. She’s his sweetheart.
The joy is in the getting there. The beginning years of starting your business, the camaraderie when you’re in the pit together, are the best years of your life. I built the business exactly the way my mother built and ran her family. I wanted a replication of the big, happy family I grew up in. I wanted happy people having fun.
and I want: a big dress, and a reason to wear it. This is not a statement on fashion, but a statement of excitement, anticipation, dreams of being a princess and a queen. Dreams of being cinderella, and making All Things New.
Glamor is assurance. It is a knowing that you are alright in every way: mentally and physically and in appearance, and that whatever the occasion or the situation, you are equal to it.
Do not bring people into your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts…Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with someone you want to marry, it’s with the friends you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourself with.
I don’t like it when a person’s life is cut short. I think about all the things they could have done.
I’ve had some years where I was very self protective. So much so that I subconsciously missed majorly obvious things—because I was just protecting myself.
I’ve learned to be brave.
and I’ve had other years, maybe the first years that I was coming out of hiding, where I was hurt because I missed majorly obvious things. I was naive. I got really hurt. And I learned. And when I was really angry about my hurt or how I had been tricked or whatever—I fought the anger. I didn’t let the anger win. And I fought the sadness. And, not slowly, but steadily, I’ve become the happiest person I’ve ever been, and increasingly so every year.
So I get more brave.
And I get less naive.
And so I take more risks.
But they are calculated risks. And when you get hurt a few times, I really hurts. “and It HURT MAN!” But then you realize how it gets easier and easier to bounce back. And then there is hope there-in that place.
I have hope that no matter what mistakes I make—I won’t make them again. And I’ll make less and less.
And the more risks that I take, the more opportunities and life I will have.
So I didn’t get into PA school this year (I had about a 4% chance of getting in) but I have a full year and a half (at least) that I can do whatever I want with. Maybe just soak up this beautiful city and all the people in it.
“I thought my life was a vast empty page, and I could to anything I wanted.” This, is true.