If I have learned anything this year, it’s that I won’t ever be ready for what life throws at me. I will never be adequately prepared. I won’t have the right words when it counts for something. I won’t know the right answer when fate itself is staring me down.
I’ve learned I can go on waiting for something, sustained only by hope and nothing more, or I can put it to one side and shrug my shoulders. Bravely accept the fact that I can’t keep my heart safe anymore than I can stop love from taking everything from me.
I have learned to stop saying yes when I don’t mean it—to live as authentically as I know how to. To allow the tips of my fingers to skirt the darkness, as long as I remember to keep my eyes fixed on the light. And as one door opens and another closes, I will move forward with the knowledge that unlike so many others, I have yet another year ahead of me—another shot at making it all the way around the sun, and a chance to get it right this time ‘round. ~Lang Leav
Gratitude to the artist💜