I believe in empowerment, equality, and love.
I believe in slow days just as well as I believe in
days that don’t stop going until sunrise.
I believe that celebrating yourself shouldn’t be looked down upon.
I believe in showing off your superpower.
I believe in iced coffee and gin + tonics
and fresh squeezed lemonade.
I believe in composition, style, design,
symmetry, lines, juxtaposition, and whimsy.
I believe in wearing your favorite outfit every day.
I believe in rest.
I believe that making statements should be encouraged
and that boring should be punched in the face.
I believe in bold. In color. In eclectic and fresh.
I believe you can put your own spin on anything.
And if you don’t, you’re taking the easy way out.
I believe in long talks over drinks or tacos,
spilling the good stuff, sharing the real, the best.
I believe in weird. With my whole heart,
I believe in weird.
I believe in the little voice inside of our mind
that tells us to keep going.
I believe in mental health days.
I believe that gratitude should always be
practiced more (I’m working on it).
I believe in sunshine through cabin windows
and sand beneath toes.
I believe in feeling deeply. And inner work.
And in growing as you can. And in therapy.
I believe that the human connection is one
of the greatest gifts we’ll ever know.
I believe in trivia nights or game nights
with friends. As much as possible.
I believe in slowing down. I also
believe in cranking shit out.
(and sometimes I believe in cussing a little.)
I believe that a dog will always cheer me up.
I believe in getting lost in nature
and getting lost in big cities.
And I’ll always believe in coming home, too.