windy Brooklyn rooftop nights 😊
❝ I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ❞
— L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
❝ I only want this with you. ❞
I am just feeling so grateful for: forgiveness and grace, healing and moving forward, an IKEA date with my boyfriend yesterday (my first time there!), facetiming with 3 of my best friends after losing touch this summer, (hopefully) going on a retreat to the mountains next weekend, appreciating the sun as it’s getting colder outside (which I am very excited about), and seventeen days until I visit home…
❝ You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control. ❞
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
Sometimes recovery is waking up early to write in coffee shops and practicing yoga and eating lots of fruit and chocolate and sometimes it’s staying in bed all day and hiding from the world until you can stop crying. All of this is okay. What’s important is that you take care of yourself no matter what kind of day you’re having.
❝ My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart. ❞
❝ You don’t have to spend another day walking on eggshells, apologizing for existing. You can decide today that your life matters, your story is essential, and learn to dance in the glory of being alive. ❞
May you express a difficult truth and find yourself loved and accepted even more fully.
❝ Falling in love in a Christian way is to say, ‘I am excited about your future and I want to be part of getting you there. I’m signing up for the journey with you. Would you sign up for the journey to my true self with me? It’s going to be hard but I want to get there.’ ❞
❝ And you should not let yourself be confused in your solitude by the fact that there is something in you that wants to break out of it. ❞