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new genre concept: soft apocalypse

the world as we know it has ended and mother nature starts taking back what’s hers. there are no zombies or cannibals or murderous bandits. the most valued members of the community are those who know how to garden and farm, sew and weave, treat wounds, work wood or build with bricks, cook from scratch. 

people bond together to begin rebuilding instead of killing each other. everyone teaches each other whatever they do know and works together to figure out the stuff none of them know. books become incredibly valued resources because they’re often the only way to learn critical information. if someone is elderly, disabled, or otherwise unable to work at the same level as most of the community, they’re taken care of by the others, not told any sort of “survival of the fittest” bs.

as the generations ware on, communities begin expanding into small cities. some of the settlements even find ways to repurpose solar or wind power on a small scale and have electricity in some of their buildings. storytellers wander the countryside telling tales of the old world in return for some hot stew or a place to rest for the night, and the mythos of the new world start to incorporate elements of the past. the only thing that remains constant is that humans survive, and they do it by working together.

Just slow down.

Everything takes time. 

Stop putting pressure on yourself to do everything so quickly. 

Stop trying to lose the weight so fast. 

Stop beating yourself up for spending 10 extra minutes in the bed. 

Stop trying to hit every relationship milestone in the first few months. 

Life isn’t a race. 

You can take a second and simply breathe and enjoy what you have in that moment.

i’ve fallen for you so badly that i’m already protective over you when you’re not even mine.
—  him.