07 August, 2013

Look After Me And I Will Look After You



Being content is so nice.  Catching yourself being content is nicer.

I was going to follow that thought with a pessimistic one about how being sad "sucks", but that would have sucked the impetus of what I'm trying to bring across.

You can frame your life however you like.  Even when unexpected things out of your control occur, you can choose how you'll react.  You can incorporate and remove things.

You can make your life pretty if you want.  Why wouldn't you try, if you can?  Even if your everyday isn't rose-tinted, trying to make it come alive isn't narcissistic.  Decorate your surroundings and leave a mark, even if it's a tiny one.  Live in your body and be nice to it.  If you're able to, choose to be okay.

It's seventeen days until I'm not seventeen anymore.  It's twenty-three days until I leave San Diego and move across the country to start college.  I'm not nervous at all, which makes me nervous.  I'm not sure whether to be fretting, and over what.  But I'm holding on this confidence-- I used to get so incredibly worked up over small things, waiting in paralyzing anticipation for them to arrive, only to have them come and go, and forgotten two days afterwards.  When I leave, I will have left, and school will start, and I probably won't think about it.  Because life continues to happen.  And new good things will appear.  Try to choose to be okay.


  1. A beautiful, well-timed post. Thank you for putting it in perspective.



  2. Beautifully written. I'm about to start high school (10th grade in Sweden) in about a week and I have yet to feel the tingles - and somehow that worries me as well. "Try to choose to be okay" My favorite part of this text.


  3. Oh, I remember how exciting it was to start college! Moving is scary but it's going to be so worth it.

  4. Oh man, why don't I visit your blog anymore. This is what I needed I guess. Glad to hear you're not fretting too much about going away for college. It's exciting!

  5. amazing face!


  6. What a beautiful post. You are about to embark on such a wonderful journey. Good luck and enjoy the ride. College is an unforgettable experience ♥

  7. You are so lovely. I've just moved to New York in anticipation of starting college in the fall, so I understand how you feel! Life is all about how we handle transitions, and I'm sure you'll have a great time at school!

    Xo, Hannah


  8. When I feel content I feel scared, all I can think is "where do I go from here?"

    / Avy

  9. Oh to be so young haha I can't believe I'm already so far from being 17. I don't feel ready to face the world on my own! I like feeling content. It means I'm finally satisfied with how things are going.

    London is wonderful, in my opinion. But so are many cities in the world, so I get why it's never been appealing :p Happy I could change that a little bit.

    Love x
    When You Dream Big

  10. Beautifully written! Good luck on college, girl!
    Love, Kierra Makayla

  11. Such a pretty photo and a lovely post! Good luck with everything :) I'm sure you'll be really happy when you start college.

    Carmen Ri.

  12. You're going to have the time of your life, sadly I didn't give it 100% so I regret certain things.

  13. Turning 18! wooo! though in the US you can't drink or anything, but you can vote and join the army, be tried in court as an adult...all the fun stuff! well, voting is fun, and super important! I'm sure you'll have a great time at college :D

  14. This was so inspiring! Good luck!xo
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