As optimists, we like to tell ourselves that everything will work out fine.
As realists, we know in the back of our minds that bad things do happen to good people.
Welcome to my mid-twenties–the years I’m spending learning the things I already knew. This time around learning to live by the things I already knew. What do I mean? If you don’t take the first step and try something crazy, you can’t. If you don’t take control of your own health and well-being and respect who you are, you’ll lose all of the above.
I maintain: moving internationally is hard. January was tough, with a death, a college graduation, a horribly sick family dog, and an incredible stress that I just couldn’t shake. February has traded those stresses with new ones and while my shoulders feel a lighter, the load is just different.
Last month I shared with you our new tradition of recording our happiest memories all-year-long to read together on new year’s eve. Focusing on these positive moments can change how you think. When you focus on the positive, you attract that energy and that’s the best advice I can give. I read The Perks of Being A Wallflower recently and was reminded of just this: Things happen in your life, sometimes good, sometime bad, but you choose how to let them affect you. That’s my gift to you this month. Live how you want to.
And for a great laugh, just in case your day calls for it, see this t-shirt. I’m pretty sure it should be in my closet.