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  • Writer's pictureSh.K @888shk

let go of everyone's opinion of your life. let go of the idea that it's too late.

let go of everyone's opinion of your life.

there are always going to be people who will try to give you guidelines in regards to the 'correct' way to go about living. however, there is no universally 'correct' way to live a life that is solely your own. everyone has different goals, and different views as to what happiness is. people will judge you, people will try to change you, but if you allow for that to alter your path you're going to end up living someone else's life, make your life your own.

let go of your opinion of everyone's life.

no one has a perfect life. you see filtered photos on instagram and highlight reels on facebook; you see blissful accounts of seemingly faultless relationships, and hand picked reflections of those you follow on social media, but you never truly see someone in these situations. in an age where we are so easily capable of curating and painting an immaculately false picture of our lives, it is important to remind ourselves that those we envy, and those we compare ourselves to, are capable of doing the exact same thing.

let go of your tendency to favor being cool, over being connected.

in a world that seeks connection we oddly avoid eye contact, we time our text responses in order to protect ourselves from seeming too eager or too interested, and we hold our feelings back because we don't want to seem overly emotional or unreasonable. we silence our instincts, and at the end of the day instead of feeling good about ourselves, we feel alone, we feel misunderstood. remember - it is okay to be emotional, to seek help, to confidently tell someone you enjoy being around that you are infatuated with them. there is nothing wrong with vulnerability, with being human, for that is what creates depth within our relationships, and that is what ultimately unifies us.

let go of a love that won't love you back.

love is quite possibly the only thing that can both build and break a human being, and that makes moving on difficult. remind yourself that it is often the highlights that leave you longing for the past, the good memories, the beautiful moments, the building blocks - but there were also the downfalls, the breaks, the things that caused the relationship to end in the first place. there are so many breathtaking people in the world, people who have the potential to create with you something that is foundational, something that drives and inspires you to be a better person. open yourself up to them; open yourself up to the kind of love you deserve.

let go of the idea that it's too late.

it is truly never too late to change your life. it is never too late to become the person you always hoped you could be, or to love the way you have always wanted to love, we often forget that we are not bound by our past. we don't have to be who we were a year ago, we don't have to make the same mistakes we did when we were younger; we can want different things, we can seek different horizons. we have to believe that we are never too old, never too jaded, and never too broken to take our first steps towards change. we wake up every single day with the ability to start fresh - it is never too late to take advantage of that.

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