It’s ok to be on your own.
Take time for self-care.
It’s ok to not understand.
Not everything needs to have an explanation. We are currently living on a planet that no one knows the exact age of, spiraling hurndreds of miles per hour in vast darkness, in a universe filled with matter we can’t truly identify. Yet, here we are.
It’s ok to stand up for yourself.
Don’t let people walk all over you just because they’re louder. Let them know your truth.
It’s ok to be sad.
Ugly cry it out. Scream at the top of your lungs. Let yourself feel your way through.
It’s ok to miss him.
He misses you too.
It’s ok to give into a moment of weakness.
Be honest with your feelings and remind yourself how far you’ve come. You will make mistakes but you’re also capable of making radical changes.
It’s ok to fall asleep early.
Put your phone on airplane mode, slather a thick layer of lavender scented lotion on your chest, and go to bed at 8PM.
It’s ok to take a step back.
Stop being so damn hard on yourself.
It’s ok to binge watch a TV series or read all day long.
The world can be a scary place. Do not feel guilty when you want to limit your news intake and check yourself out for a little while.
It’s ok to not love where you are in life.
Accept it. Then, when you’re ready, start over. It’s not easy but for goodness sake, take control of your own life. Travel the world, fill your heart with culture, pursue your passions, buy two boxes of greasy pizza and eat one without guilt and give the other to the homeless man on the street, challenge yourself, fail, run up a mountain and feel your heart beat so fast you think it’s going to fall out of your chest, kiss boys, kiss girls, be humble, fail again, celebrate, and stick to your guns. You have all the power to start your life over again. You do. And I don’t know how many clichés I have to tell you to make you believe me, I mean, who am I to tell you what to do. But what I do know is that you matter, there are people who care about you, and nothing is more empowering than igniting the fire within and letting it fuel your soul. The world can’t wait to see what you’re going to do next.