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You know what’s absolutely crazy? The fact that we think we’ve all found absolution.

We tell ourselves we know who we are. We know what we want to do with our lives. We know the type of person we want to marry. We know the general progression our life will follow.

And I know I say this all the time to my friends, but even I don’t swallow it whole, so much can change.

We haven’t even gotten started!

Every single moment is a cliffhanger. Who knows what could possibly come next?

Something you’ve long awaited could finally be realized. Or maybe it won’t.

Something you haven’t even questioned could suddenly invoke doubt. Or maybe there’s something you’ll suddenly trust.

The earth could quake. The skies could open up and rain down. Everything you thought you knew could be shattered.

And hallelujah. Here you are. Ready to be born again.

Every single second of your life is like that. We just forget or become numb to the vibrancy.

Open your eyes a little more. Feel the electricity.

Nothing is set in stone. And I know I’ve probably failed at explaining my thoughts, but this is cool, you guys.

You can change anything. Right now.

Rad.

P.S. Remind the people you love that you love them right now for no other reason than that you should always do that.

say it

Hi! I don’t know how to write this post.

I love you.

I say that to people a lot. And it means something different to me depending on who I’m talking to, but that by no means detracts from what it means in its entirety. And it doesn’t mean that I use it recklessly.

It means I’m thankful for you. It means my life would not be the same without you.It means that your burdens are mine. It means that I’ve tucked your smile, personality, gait, hugging style, and vibes away in my heart to draw on when I feel down. It means I can’t get enough of you, even when you’re driving me insane. It means I know what incredible things you’ve done and will do. It means I know your mistakes and understand them. It means I have faith in you. It means you’re important to me. It means that I am a better person having known you. It means I have just another reason to smile each day. It means that you’re real and I appreciate that.

I love you means that I have so many things to say and can only find three words to sum it all up.

I know that for whatever reason in our culture, expressing your love/admiration/gratitude for others can be seen as awkward or scary.

But I don’t want to let another moment go by without it being clear how much I truly do love those around me. I’m not always good at reminding people. I’m not even always good at showing people through my actions.

I mess up too.

But I still love you, even when I’m too ridiculous to share it.

So today, I dare you, to just do it. No one will judge you. And you’ll be better off for it.

Love,

Juliana