now that blacklisting on mobile is a thing… this is kind of a niche thing to ask and it’s not a big deal if you forget or don’t want to, but if mutuals remember, i would really appreciate if you could tag
gifs/videos of moving, irl snails and slugs
with aino don’t look (or isopod, horseshoe crab, slug gif, slug vid, etc)
So, 2017 was such a weird year. I had a hard time at uni, I lost one of the most important people of my life and dedicated every single thing I did after that to him, I had to go back to the school I hated, I had troubles with friends of a lifetime. It was so tough but at the same time, it gave me some of what I am sure will be the best memories of my life. Moments in which I felt so alive I didn’t think it was possible to feel like that, moments in which I knew, right then and there, that I was making a memory. I finished my exams, I met Sanne and Alice, I received the best compliment by my professor, I started wearing things I thought I couldn’t wear, I didn’t give up when my anxiety wanted me to, I saw Coldplay live, I saw Harry Styles live OH MY GOD CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT????????????
What I tried to work on the most during this year is my tendency at romanticizing sadness. I realized that I don’t want to be sad. I know most of the times it’s not up to us, but I also decided that I want to change that. There is nothing poetic about being sad. I don’t think I really succeeded, but as I said, I’m working on it. So what I want to tell myself and what I want to tell all of you is, let’s choose happiness. Let’s choose happiness everyday. Sure, there will be bad days, there will be days in which we think every single thing is wrong in our lives, but we’ll get through those days and we will be okay. There is so much beauty in being happy, we don’t even know.
Like that song by Muna says “Cause maybe our purpose is to never give up when we’re on the right track”, let’s work on becoming our best version of ourselves.
Thank you for being part of my year and letting me be part of yours. Have an amazing 2018, I love you all so much <3.