Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person of your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.
For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; Lillies that fester smell far worse than weeds.
My twin brother was diagnosed with brain cancer two weeks ago completely out of the blue.
If I were a helium balloon
you’d be holding my ribbon tight.
On the train this morning a man was eroding my flesh with his eyes. I glanced at him momentarily in the hope that it would unlock his stare. After a few more minutes of his soul boring gaze I came to the obvious conclusion that he was a cannibal and in the process of deciding whether I’d taste better cooked simply with some onion and garlic or given a bit of a kick with some chilli too. I looked at the pale flesh on my hands then met his stare.”Chilli?” I blurted out. “Yes!” He nodded and rubbed his hands together, confirming his hungry intentions.