- Always say yes to seeing friends
- Eat breakfast every day
- Recognize that positive change rarely happens overnight
- Accept the fuck-ups, but try not to let them happen again
- There is a song to remedy every situation on the planet
- Appreciate the people in your life
- Look for the good in everything
- Try new things and try them often
- Treat yourself as well as you treat others
Remember: you can do it
SoOOOOoOo cliche, but finally putting up all those photos on Facebook from the last two years (all shitty quality from taking them usually not-so-sober on my phone) really made me feel so happy. My life is amazing, and I have to stop getting so caught up in the day to day bullshit, and start appreciating everything I’ve had and everything I’ve experienced over my lifetime, but most especially my college years.
Sometimes being in disagreement with one person makes you feel like the whole world is against you, you know, but that’s not the case. You have to breathe, and reflect on all the people who are there for you, and who have always been there for you, and who will always be there for you even when you’re being a stubborn bitch. My friends are so incredible, all of them. It’s nothing new to me, to feel lonely. But sharing my memories has made me really happy over the past like fucking twelve hours lol, it sounds so fucking lame but I finally get it. You have to share your love, and don’t stop. Because that’s what gets you through both your good and your bad days, it’s what will help me get through today but not only that I’ll breathe it in and appreciate every minute of it that much more.
It’s been a bumpy ride, but it’s so important to take a step back and really evaluate the support network underneath you: they’ve helped you grow, and survive, and definitely thrive. I might complain about living at home, how commuting is just annoying and how sometimes I feel alone in the world, but those are such minute feelings that come and go. The love I have for the people around me—the good ones, who are always there, and who continue to instill positivity and happiness despite those who continually drag me back down—those people are fucking amazing, and I am so lucky to have them in my life.
Here’s to the act of cherishing, may you never stop.