A letter to the girl who needs to hear it

  • Slow down. Enjoy the speed you’re at, stop looking at everyone else’s timelines and comparing where you “think” you should be. You are doing yourself a disservice. You are perfect, right where you are. Appreciate all stages of your journey.
  • What other people think about you is none of your dang business. If people’s opinions of how you are living, is changing how you live.. you’re doing it all wrong. Stop worrying about people understanding you. Or people’s opinions of you, it’s none of your business.
  • Not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life– and you don’t belong at every table you think you should be sitting at. You shouldn’t constantly feel like you always have to pull up a seat at a table where you have to convince others you belong. Keep your circle small and genuine. Build your own table, and don’t be afraid to eat alone.
  • Visualize your highest self- and start showing up as her. You are capable of whatever it is you want to be, if you truly work for it. If you are waking up every morning striving to be something else, BE her. Quit making excuses. Quit letting time pass you by. Show up as your best self. Always. Quit selling yourself short.
  • Overthinking every little situation will kill your happiness and your mood, let life flow, flow with it. Quit over-analyzing every single situation and running with your assumptions. Let things be.
  • Communication is everything. It goes such a long way. Talk about things, the good and the bad. Be vulnerable. Be open. It won’t scare the right people away, and it will keep the right people around.
  • We ALL have sh*t days. Stop putting yourself down for them.
  • Start putting yourself first. It’s not selfish. Filling up others cups, shouldn’t always leave yours empty.
  • Find your people, and make sure they are the right people. “Life is kind of like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they aren’t even the ones who made the mess. These are the true people in life, the ones you keep around, and the only ones who matter.” Find the right people. The people who always unconditionally help you clean up the hot mess.
  • What’s meant for you won’t pass you by. You shouldn’t have to beg, chase, or ask for it to stay. What’s yours, will find you, and always find its way back to you.
  • Don’t make yourself small, to make others feel comfortable. Be unapologetically you. Or you will forever feel like you are constantly trying to fit into a space where you don’t belong. You don’t have to tip toe in places where you belong.
  • One of my favorite books girl wash your face, mentioned “The cost of your new life, is your old one”. Sometimes we have to let go of what we THOUGHT was the path we are bound and determined to be on, to walk a better path, with a brighter future. 
  • You can’t grow by sitting in the same place, girl. If you feel like your life is a broken record and you keep ending at the same destination, change your next stop. It’s time to move on to the next destination.
  • Pick and choose your battles. Sometimes you just need to say sorry. Even when you don’t want to. It feels so much better just to be the bigger person and let it go, then to sit with a grudge.
  • Some people just can’t stand to see you happy. I had to learn this one the hard way. It’s unfortunate, but it’s life. You DO NOT need to apologize to anyone for being happy. Keep doin’ you, and wish em the best.
  • On the same note, you aren’t everyones cup of tea. You aren’t for everyone and that is completely OK. No matter how hard you try, some people will always have something to pick at about you. Quit trying to please those type of people. You will never change their mind, and trying is a waste of your own time.
  • Sometimes you just need a break from things that are stealing your sunshine we all need a breather. Allow yourself a breather.
  • A slice of pizza isn’t going to kill ya babe . You aren’t going to completely change your body overnight by indulging every once in a while. Quit being so dang hard on yourself. Balance. Find that happy medium.
  • Flowers need time to bloom, so do you. Changes aren’t immediate, and you might feel lost in the process, but you’ll get there. You are growing as a person every single day. Stick to it.
  • It is okay to want more. Don’t ever feel guilty for wanting more. Whether it be with friendships, relationships, with a job. It is perfectly okay to desire more.
  • Adventure Adventure Adventure. It is OH so good for the soul. Adventure as much as possible. Explore. See new places. LIVE.

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Hi there! My name is Kennedy and I am a small town Michigan girl who loves fashion, food, traveling, and Tequilllaaaa! I am 22 years old, a college student, and someone looking to inspire and uplift others. Welcome!

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