I love taking advice from myself

Advice to myself written in my journal on July 29, 2010 during a free write:

“Let it all go. Be more like a child. Laugh and play, smash your fingers in the dirt and get the grit under your fingernails. Dress with abandon, bundle up when it’s cold. Warm your hands by a fire, real or gas stove. Did I mention laugh? Remember you’re not alone, you’re just telling yourself that. Remember the faces of the people that you love: they need you. You are remarkable and terribly beautiful. You will inspire a laugh again, maybe even tomorrow. Your faults are the stuff of lessons. Each day is a gift, a challenge, and an opportunity. Crying is okay, screaming too. Don’t beat yourself up, be patient in all things, including with yourself. Let love in. Be love. You are here to love. Agape.

From my journal on January 16, 2010 after writing about struggles with winter depression:

I want to be a force to be reckoned with.

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