“~you belong only to yourself~ not to this world”
I’m making a conscious effort to live with these words in mind - making decisions based on what is best for me & the values that I hold, not based on what the world has decided is best for me/the norm.
this in the little day to day things like choosing to wear the clothes that make ME feel comfortable, saying no to going on a mad night out bcos I wanna watch a film in bed with a cuppa, spending time on my own reading a book, standing up for myself/others even though it isn’t “ladylike” and people think I’m just “an angry female”, eating chocolate PB porridge for dinner, and going out barefaced even when the bags under my eyes could carry me weekly food shop bcos I hate contouring and winging my eyeliner 👧🏼
to the bigger things in life like putting my career on hold after 4 years of studying, and moving to the other side of the world literally just to have a great time lol #hereforagoodtimenotalongtime #ihatetosayitbut #yolo
after living for too long based on other people’s expectations for my life, I’ve finally realised you don’t owe anyone anything. you don’t have anything to prove.
sometimes it feels easiest to follow the path that society has laid out for us especially when you’re sat round the dinner table tucking into your Sunday roast and your nan questions why you’re not “settling down with a good job and putting down a mortgage” but the best path is the one you create for yourself - doing what makes you happy. you’re the only person that knows what sparks your soul & you’re the only person that can chose to pursue that🌟🌙💛