We are who we are

In this time of our youth, many of us are facing changing realities. We awake to a different morning - a different path - and hope to hell that we make it. We’re ever changing with our emotions and situations that it may cause us to lose ourselves in the mess of life.

And then one day we wake up. We wake up and nothing has changed.

We just realize that it was only us that changed. That we adapted into who we think we need/want to be. We realize that we bought a whole new wardrobe not because we thought we should stick with the crazed crop-top trend that is happening (seriously, why? Some curvy girls can’t rock that and would love to see other things, retail stores), but because we wanted to be that person that can rock jeans and a basic t-shirt but still feel confident with a kickass pair of heels. We rearrange and rearrange again because we like the change that has happened within us and want to express it through everything we have. We kick toxic people out of lives because we are finally so sick of their negativity and we see that they’re only bringing us down.

And, let me tell you something; we feel good.

We finally feel like we’re getting somewhere on our own. We can see the person we’ve always dreamed of being but never though it could be a reality. We see big things happening in our future, and we’re so stoked to be heading in the right direction that leads us right to them.

We can see that yes, we are young. And yes, we will make mistakes. But we embrace them. We collect them and learn. We adapt.

We are fighters. We are the adapters. We are the changing revolution of the world.

And, damn. Does it feel good to know where we stand.

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i’ve never reblogged something so quickly

"One night, while we slept, our childhood was taken from us. In the morning, we awoke as different versions of ourselves. We finally understood things as they really were. We’d become smarter, savvier, readier for the world … And on that morning, with all of our new knowledge and abilities, we began a lifelong journey to take our childhood back."
— (via nickmiller)

You were my new dream.

"Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breath in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes."
2014

Everyone is always saying, “New year, new me.” Why? Why have a new “you” when you’re already at your best?

I get that we all have skeletons in our closets that we would like to erase, and that we have mistakes that we would like to forget ever happened. But why? In reality, those are what makes us us. We wouldn’t be who we are today without them, and, with a new year, we have the ability to thrive off those skeletons and mistakes and understand that you don’t need to forget about them. We realize that we can live with them, grow with them, until they’re almost completely gone. Why? Because they become a part of our souls.

That is one of the most beautiful things about our lives. We are able to overcome so much in so little time by just accepting who we are. Yes, buying a new gym membership to get in shape and lose those few extra pounds we put on is nice. But, in the long run, all we really need out of this new year is acceptance. Acceptance of who we truly are, ghosts, skeletons, mistakes, and all.

So, my resolution isn’t a new me. Just me as I am, faults and all.