Warm summer nights make us believe that not all things are lost and sunsets give hope that though things may end, the sunrise brings the comfort of new beginnings.

That finding yourself in the waves – messy hair and sun-kissed skin – you smile at some silly hope that there is only one thing left to hold on to…

each other.



You will find, when you are rediscovering the lost portions of your soul, that it is necessary, no, actually quite vital to your wellbeing, to tell people who take advantage of you, who hurt you, people whose intentions are not true… it is necessary to tell them to leave your life. Now, whether you do this like a raging storm or a calm breeze – that is always up to you. You are allowed to distance yourself from people who are not in line with you. You are allowed to tell people that the way in which they are “loving” you is not healthy for you. This is your life. You are allowed to live it in any way you see fit. If you are not purposefully hurting people – I mean, yes, we all hurt others on our way to self discovery – if you are trying to live your life with a grace and ease and as much compassion as you can muster, something that that you have not known before – you are allowed to lose people who are not supposed to be a part of that journey.

It is called growing. It is called allowing yourself to be drawn to the people you need, those who bring out the Queen (or King) in you. Your vibe attracts your tribe. Your vibe announces you before you even speak or introduce yourself to people. If you are left feeling drained, emotionally spent, overdone when you are surrounded by certain people, those are not your people. Your people are the one’s who leave you feeling at peace. They leave you feeling energized and like you are capable of doing anything, being anything. If you are surrounding yourself with people who do not reflect the kind of human you want to be – you always have a choice to change your surroundings. And those people will not like it. Because they are expecting you to fit into the box they have created for you. Fuck them. Be who you are and allow yourself to do what is right for you. It’s not selfish. It’s the ability to love yourself enough to listen to what your intuition tells you. Don’t deny yourself a wonderful, peaceful life just because people are not comfortable with you telling them that they no longer have a space in it. Most people don’t know that they are bad for others.

This is for Me!

This is for the breaths I have yet to take, for the memories I have yet to unfold, for dreams I have yet to discover. This is for the struggles I have faced in the past, for which I will part ways with comradeship for they gave bruises to my knees and made me realize that falling down does not mean it’s the end. This is for my passions and strength, seemingly lost beneath the shadows of myself. This is for the sunshine in my laughter, the constellations in my eyes, the flowers beneath my skin, and the moon in my heart. This is for me. This is for who I was. This is for who I can be. This is for who I’ve become. This is for who I want to be, not who you want me to be.