~ I haven't written a "miscellaneous thoughts" post in ages. It's good to be back.
~ Try not to regret investing in your health. It's outrageous and unfair that sick people have to deal with financial stress on top of being sick, but an investment in your health and well-being will always be a worthy investment.
~ Also, don't regret what you create. Your creative contribution is an important part of your story and who you are.
~ Progress is never linear. Healing takes time. Growth takes failure.
~ Pain ends. And you will be tough as nails when it does.
~ If you're doing your best, you're doing enough.
~ I'm starting to realize that romantic love is pretty subordinate in comparison to all the other types of love you can have in your life. When you have romantic love, it's all-consuming and feels like the most important type of love there is. But when you lose it, you find love in so many other places. Within yourself, in the presence of family and friends, in the little moments that make life more bearable, and in the little reminders that you're not alone after all. You can still be in love without being in love.
~ Closure is overrated. Just let go and know that you deserve to be happy and free. That should be closure enough.
~ There's no shame in having a day job while you do something you love on the side. Just don't let the day job eat up all your time and passion. Remember why you have it in the first place.
~ Feeling things deeply is not a flaw. It's a character trait that more people should possess in this narcissistic, mean, and crazy ass world.
~ Be nice to your parents. They mean well. (There are obvious exceptions to this, so don't take my word for it if your parents are assholes.)
~ Take your medicine, eat at least three meals a day, give yourself a break when you're tired, and don't let other people tell you how to feel.