You are the only you. And that’s a good thing. I used to want to sand down my corners, try to fit in, be a “normal” person. Of course, it wasn’t possible! The real me would just keep popping up, in all her messy, quirky, singular glory. And then somewhere along the way a miracle happened: I stopped trying to run from my self. I stopped trying to get rid of the parts of me that I deemed troublesome and started viewing them as unique gifts that would take me exactly where I was needed in the world. I *integrated* those parts of me instead of disowning them. And wouldn’t you know it, I started to feel whole! I started to feel okay, just the way I am. Not better than anyone else, not worse. Just me. ❤️ (Via @maryamhasnaa)
Today I was back at my university for the first time since 2011 (I think - it’s legit been so long that I can’t even remember the last time I was here) 💜 🐎
I can’t help but think back to who I was when I was a student here and how different things are now than what I thought they would be at that time.
At 17 I thought I wanted to be a doctor. At 20 I knew I didn’t. At 22 all I knew was that I was pumped to be done school and I didn’t know what was next. At 24 I found athletic therapy. At 27 I refused to believe that this was it and that all I was meant to do was work a billion hours a week and feel like shit about myself.
Clearly, my life is not even close to what u thought it would be. And that’s more than okay with me because I know I’m exactly where I’m meant to be now.
It’s OKAY to not know what you want to do in 5 years. It’s OKAY for your life to be completely different from what you thought it would be. It’s OKAY for your plans to change. And then to change again. And again.
I only realized what I wanted to do because I took action. I tried. I failed. I tried again.
I now have two passions that I didn’t even know existed when I was last here, let alone that I would be living them every day.
So that thing that’s in your heart? Give it a shot because it might just change your whole life ✨
Once upon a time a boy asked a girl to go ice skating with friends. He hung out with his friends and I hung out with my good friend. All was well.
After same boy kept asking to go to the dining hall together. The girl continued to say no because he either wanted free food or wanted something more...either way girl said nooo way.
Still friends, they began to hang out with a group of friends. The charm wore on the girl and eventually she tried to hint to him, even going so far as squeezing his hand during a scary movie...nothing, no response.
Months later, after the boy graduated college, they began to talk for hours and hours on the phone. They hung out with friends at and held hands, for real this time.
The next night they stayed up all night and talked and maybe smooched... 3 days later boy tells girl he loves her. Girl does not reciprocate but asks if they are going to date. Girl leaves country for a month and boy goes on tour for 2 months.
A stranger asks girl if they’re going to get married and she immediately answers yes...ensuing the next 10 months of dating before becoming engaged and married in 5 months.
Even though both parties were content being single, the universe had some other plan. 5 years later here are the boy and girl happily married with a son and daughter, loving each other and living their best lives.
Happy 5 year anniversary my love ♥️ #anniversary#lovelove#monations#dreambigger#storytelling@kindrahall