my manifesto. 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.