I’d never, never have imagined that moving halfway across the world for university would be half as thrilling as it has. All the independence, authority and responsibility i’ve been entrusted with at the bridge between being eighteen and nineteen is something I would say I’m quite proud of myself to have handled. One lesson that I would like to pass on and share with each and every one of you is to have faith. To have faith in the universe, to have faith in the past, present and the future. Everything conspires in your best interest - so have a happy heart, a smile on your face and - despite what anyone may say - a childish ambition and hope.
You are an indescribable canvas. One with layers beyond anyones imagination. One with so many dimensions, some even you’re unaware of. You are a work of art, an untapped river of thoughts, power, creativity. Think about that.
I want to stop sleeping and just watch the wall, watch the ceiling, make tea, stay up for preposterous amounts of time because there’s so much, too much, to consume and nothing is as precious as the fluttering of eyelids as you create something new - draw a masterpiece, consume a book, put off another assignment, read, fall in love with something new, dream, plan, hope…..
Let’s just get one thing straight here. Having a beautiful mind is the be all end all of goals. One that knows to look past the consumption of each of our waking moments in vanity, superficial measures of popularity and false pretences that never truly equate to happiness.
A beautiful mind that knows of peace and ecstasy in its purest form, one that understands and can differentiate between parasitical beliefs thrust upon society through degrading and false media. One that knows the people around you, those you love, those who cherish you are the paramount of happiness. That your heart and soul, what you love to do and the little things that define you are what life is all about.
Wake your soul, you are bigger than everything. You are a diamond of the universe.
“If you’re feeling small today I dare you to sit up straighter, look someone who scares you directly in the eye, take up room at the dinner table, make yourself bigger, when ‘sorry’ laps at the back of your tongue, tries to pick up after you, remind yourself that your existence doesn’t demand an apology, that you are allowed to make mess and take up space, do not be afraid to expand. Every single goddamn minute. Expand, expand, expand”—Femme Fatale
“I am happy when I eat fresh fruit, when I burst out laughing, when I discover a new song, when I finish a good book, when I wake up and feel relaxed. I’m glad to have friends, family, a home, food when I’m hungry, hot water when I shower. I love being able to live and see the seasons change, to have gifts at Christmas and at my birthday, to travel sometimes, to have a good education and a great access to culture. I’m flattered when people compliment me, when peole smile at me, when people are polite to me. There are so many things that make life so simple and easy and I will always think about them more than all the bad things that will happen to me. I do not have time to be sad every day and ungrateful; I have every reason in the world to be happy.”—A few reasons why I’ll always prefer living by elsablt
“He stared at her, knowing with certainty that he was falling in love. He pulled her close and kissed her beneath a blanket of stars, wondering how on earth he’d been lucky enough to find her.”—Nicholas Sparks