Because of resilience: unlearning trauma and staying loyal to my true self.
Not compromising my mental health and learning that I can only do and be so much
Showing up, regardless of how hard it’s been. Meeting my professors, showing up to work meetings, outdoing myself..
Saying no, to people, events, ideas that don’t represent what I stand for
Saying no to handouts because I believe in hard work, and its rewards: one of which are freedom
Saying no to mediocre friendships
Saying yes to growth, regardless of the discomfort
Caring for this body and mind
Loving my circle, however small it is
Understanding that love is where it begins and where it ends
Above all, showing up because this life is here to be lived.
Cheers to freedom and the joys that come with it.