There’s something about a woman’s intuition that seems to steer her in the right direction. As we get older, we tend to simmer this voice down because of outside pressure or society’s whispers, but never stop listening to it.
There’s a comfort in sticking to routine, but the only way to get any sort of adventure is to venture out of it. Take risks when you can and reap all of its rewards—but don’t get down when there are consequences as well.
Love, in any and all its forms, should be embraced wholeheartedly, no matter how unexpected or illogical it may appear to be. At the same time, however, you need to be realistic. Loving someone with all your heart doesn’t always result in the happily ever after that we all dream off.
When you were younger, chances are you had an idea of yourself for when you’d be the age you are in now. And chances are, you aren’t exactly where you thought you would be. You might have some vices you never dreamt would stick, you might not be as successful or as fit or as stereotypically beautiful as you wanted to be—and that’s okay.
Welcome the changes that the world forces upon you. They’re only proof that you’ve been out in the world and that you came through on the other side.
Ignoring your emotions will only hinder your growth. You need to break down sometimes because it honestly makes you feel a little reborn sometimes. Let it out and let it go, because crying is not weakness.
Technology has made us a more self-conscious generation than any that came before us. This isn’t our fault exactly, but we need to keep in mind that people are not watching us as closely as we think they are. Dance like no one is watching and sing like no one is listening because no one really cares. And if they do, at least give them something to look at.
You’ve heard it before: Real friendships last a lifetime. But what not everyone tells you is that not all friendships are long-lasting. Change is inevitable and sometimes people just grow apart. You can always try to hold on, but you shouldn’t let it hinder you from spreading your wings.
Everyone feels lost and lonely sometimes—it’s a phase that no one can dodge. But what we sometimes fail to remember is that there are entire worlds out there that are willing and able to support us through anything. There are women out there that have gone through the same things, maybe even worse, that are willing to help us out and share words of encouragement.