A sense of humour. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Openness. Kindness. Confidence. Humility. Humble behaviour. Truthful communication. Appetite for success. Hunger to learn. Intuition. Smartass comebacks. Presence. And a consistent approach with every word you just read.
Because you can fake something only for a timeframe. If it’s true, it’s consistent. And consistent has no time limit.
Forgive yourself for the desires you judged harshly. Forgive yourself for indulging in things that took up your time but didn’t fulfill you. Forgive yourself for declaring yourself as someone you’re not. Forgive yourself for your chosen avenues of negative expression. Forgive yourself for all the times you didn’t add value to others. Forgive yourself for what you discovered about yourself that you didn’t like. Forgive yourself for whatever ugliness you saw in yourself. Forgive yourself for not correcting what you think you should have. Forgive yourself for the parts you couldn’t respect. Forgive yourself for all these judgements. Forgive yourself for not being able to forgive yourself before. Forgive yourself for how you chose to survive. Foregiveness is making a conscious decision to live in the present, even if the past still hurts.
(This paragraph got nothing to do with the post above. Everything that’s real takes longer to build, the longer it stands & the longer it takes to break. Chrissi you dumb girl, keep on forgiving TAP. I can’t accept your gift till next year. Let me fix myself first, right now i am the wrong one. Doors to my house are open for my people every Saturday, please join. Love outta respect. Truth is trust.)
That “perfect time” will never come, because time will never be just right bending to your ideals. There will always be some form of adversity that you will be challenged with. And while the obstacle may feel like a sign that you shouldn’t start, know this: adversity comes with adventure and learning to overcome adversity is what sharpens you and prepares you for SUCCESS.
So take the challenge and face it head-on knowing that it’s yours to conquer. You are capable of great things. YOU CAN’T ALWAYS WAIT FOR THE PERFECT TIME. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DARE TO DO IT, BECAUSE LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO WONDER WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN.
There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love, not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own.
Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop planning your future & finance, leave notes in library books, workout, learn something new everyday, dress up for yourself, fetch your goals, give back to others & society, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise. Life is fun, let it be.
This post is my little respect to those who enjoy traveling.
Traveling messes you up, but in all the good ways. It leaves you craving more, an addiction that can never quite be met. Every place, every trip, every person is a new unexpected adventure; pulling you deeper into the love of wanderlust. Your heart begins to hurt when you’re standing still, and your mind begins to itch over the idea of new places you haven’t been. Fill your soul with adventure and traveling and you will live a fulfilled life.
Why once you’ve traveled for the first time all you want to do is leave again!! They call it the travel bug, but really it’s the urge to return to a place where you are surrounded by people who share common interests & speak the same language as you do. Not English or Spanish or German, but that language where others know what it’s like to leave, change, grow, experience, learn, then go back home again and feel more lost in your hometown then you did in the most foreign place you visited. Missing few of my stupid university mates while typing this post. Grateful for the days which always pop up as memories in my Google photos.
I am a big petrolhead, but i also prefer a silent calm environment with less noise & pollution. Cities are beautiful because of it’s people, so it’s always our responsibility to make it more sustainable. In case you are from Berlin, make sure you sign this petition. http://volksentscheid-berlin-autofrei.de