I dreamt I sat at the dinner table
Next to one of my heroes
Her hair was silky smooth
Her smile amused and inviting
She was soft in a leather jacket
She was tough in a tiny frame
She said, “It’s been nice talking to you.”
And I woke up too soon.
I keep daydreaming about the distance
I want the chance to hold your hand
To make promises as high as the moon
Naïve enough to believe I can keep them
I want work that I can’t have
I want things to be easier
I’m tired of banging on doors that won’t open
I picture paradise, and it cripples me.
Lace your fingers with mine
Walk with me, feel the sun
Don’t make me list the reasons
Why we might not work
I like the easy things
I like the messy things
It means that you’re here
It means we’re together.
The winds whisper around me
They say you’re worth pursuing
That you’re worth the potential heart-
Risk is inevitable
It’s the only way forward
Let the rainstorms come
So that wildflowers can bloom.
You don’t need permission to be free
You can move mountains and inspire symphonies
Let go of the things you can’t control
The seeds you plant will blossom in their own time.
You belong here. You matter. You have gifts, abilities, and so much potential to share with the world. It can be easy to compare yourself to the person next to you, to feel like you’re somehow falling behind, whether it’s in your career, your relationships, or your experiences. But this journey is yours, this path is yours alone, and no one can live your life or make your choices for you. You have so much more freedom than you realize. Stay strong. Live the life that you want to live. Be yourself fearlessly. Be bold, daring, and loud in whatever your heart’s language is. Maybe it’s through words, maybe it’s through art, maybe it’s through acts of kindness. Be loud. But also listen to the Universe that cares about you, that loves you, that supports you. Have trust. Take chances. This is your one life. Don’t pursue a happiness that only exists in the future. Choose a path that will bring you happiness, a path that will help you fall in love with the journey. Each and every day fall deeply in love with yourself. You are a miracle. You are once in a lifetime. Live your truth and be free.