Hello wonderful people! IT HAS BEEN WAY TOO LONG! Life update: I stopped coloring and cutting my own hair. That has been life changing. When I get bored, I take it out on my hair. All those memes and tweets you see.. “I don’t know who needs to hear this but, LEAVE YOUR HAIR ALONE.” THAT’S ME. I’m over it though. It’s a life experience that I am not going to experience again. Luckily @lifestylist.aj (via Instagram) saved my life and gave me a brand new cut and color and I look fantastic. SO IN LOVE. My fitness goals are finally making progress towards being achieved. I look fly as hell, but you’ll have to wait and see.
Um, Chris is KILLING it with his goals too. I’m trying to keep up ha! I have to remind myself every day that it is a process and I am making progress. Also, thank you to all you beautiful people. Ya’ll hype me UP and it is the best feeling in the world.
Alright. I finally updated my Facebook cover photo.. (Yes, I still use Facebook). I updated it to the picture above. I made the photo with super simple lettering and added a bomb shade of red as the background. The phrase seems simple right? “Love everyone, including yourself.” I have a lot of posts talking about myself and my journey of self-love and realization. I will forever be on that journey and it gets better every single day. But today, I started thinking… Self-love is soooo important, but loving those around us? Equally as important. You don’t need friendships and serious relationships with everyone around you. It’s impossible. It’s exhausting. You pick and choose who you let into your life. Keep toxic individuals out and keep shining, maybe they’ll work on their shine to.
Now, I’m not saying you need to adore the stranger sitting next to you on the bus. I’m definitely not saying you need to open yourself up to everyone you meet. What I’m saying is… recognize individuals for who they are. Though situations arise and cause us judge or maybe even think less of an individual, it’s important to recognize what someone is going through. Behind every rude comment, is a hurt and burdened soul. Behind every filtered photo, there is an insecure individual just wanting to be loved. And so on.
I don’t want to make excuses for people. There are some bad people in this world but 99.9% of the time, I can’t do anything about it. The most that I can do is hope for the best. Hope that they realize that they are not living up to their true potential. The most that I can do is be the best me, and hope that others will want to be their best selves as well. Every single one of you has potential. I don’t care if you think i’m wrong here. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE. You can accomplish amazing things. You just have to start believing that for yourself.
I spent a lot of time feeling down and out about my future. I quit college soccer, changed my major a couple times and felt completely lost about my future. It wasn’t until I genuinely started to believe… that’s when it changed. I am awesome. I don’t need a set in stone plan for every waking moment of my life. Life is meant to be lived, not survived. It’s enjoying, not just enduring. (But believe me, there are a lot of moments we will have to endure.
My favorite thing to do, is to see all the amazing things you are all creating. There are so many great ideas I see popping up in my feed every day. Businesses, writing, art, or even just being able to pose like a bad a** for a photo. GIRL, I AM HERE FOR IT.
Showing love to those around us goes further for those individuals than we will ever know. Who knows? Maybe 10 likes on that photo was their goal, and you helped them reach it. Maybe they just want to create art to inspire and your comment meant the world to them. Maybe their small shop business is going to put them through college or open up the door to success, and your purchase helped it happen.
Human beings are incredible. They really are. There are so many unique individuals that I want to get to know. I am here to support you. I support good causes. I support the positive light that you all bring to the world.
Love everyone. Love everyone for what they can become. Love everyone, because the light you’ll see in their eyes from your support, will just help you work harder to accomplish your goals too.
Smile at the stranger. Tell the girl (or guy) their outfit is bomb af. Share your thoughts. Wear what you want. Live a life that is worth living. Create your story. There is so much negative in the world today. Be a light. Be add some color to the dark. Paint the world around you with positivity and acceptance. Let people be who they want to be. Look forward and not back.
We are the future. Let’s create a generation filled with support, love, and acceptance. Let’s believe in each other.
I freaking love you guys.