Dear Stranger

I don’t know what struggles you are facing at this point in your life, but I wanted to remind you that you are strong enough to surpass them. I want to remind you that every person faces challenges, and that is up to you to decide how to overcome them. You always have 2 options…

All I Want To Do

All I want to do in life is read books and take pictures and sing in the car and pet dogs and laugh until I cry and have butterflies in my stomach and play the piano and give hugs and find new music and wear dresses and curl my hair and paint and go to…

If You Are Going To Love Me

If you’re going to fall in love with me, here are some of the things you should know beforehand. I cry often. Whether it’s during a movie, a sad song on the radio, or a regular Sunday morning. I’ll cry even when I speak of things that have hurt me, even if they no longer…

You Are Not Alone

I need you to know that there are others like you in this world; others who are messy hearted, others who feel things intensely, and without hesitation, others who cannot contain all that they hold within the worlds of their mind because they have only ever known how to pour, how to shatter, how to…

Walk Away With Grace

I hope you have the courage to know when to end things. And I hope you have the courage to see endings as beautiful, transformative stepping stones. I hope you have the courage to let love and opportunity move through you like rain. To not grip, or seek to change it, to not ask people…

Time and You

Don’t worry about what people think of you or about the way they try to make you feel. If people want to see you as a good person, they will. If they want to see you as a bad person, absolutely nothing you do will stop them. Ironically, the more you try to show them…

Dear Future Me

Don’t worry. All things will happen if they are meant to stop comparing the past to the present. You left it behind for a reason, so go forward confidently into the future you are developing right now. Keep smiling….those small worries and concerns will only be forgotten in a year’s time. Be thankful for those…

Trust

Trust that the future can still be beautiful even if it looks different than what you were expecting. Trust that even here, more is unfolding beyond what you have been able to see. Even when things have changed. You may not be able to be everything to everyone, but you can still be everything you…

Gratitude

I hope you do not feel like you shouldn’t be able to talk about how difficult it is to wait and trust in the process. Please do not let anyone make you feel like you are automatically ungrateful just because you are struggling to see where the Light pours in. Yes, a daily practice of…

I Hope You Let Go

I hope you learn how to let go. I hope you learn how to let go of everyone’s opinion of your life. I hope you start to see, from a place that lives deep within you, that there is no universally correct way to live a life that is solely your own. Every human being…