Stars Can’t Shine Without DarknessĀ 


When I feel low and everything feels like it’s crumbling around me, I do everything in my power to find a way to see the light. Then, once everything starts to get better I sit back and wonder about the time that came before. I ponder my actions and others and I think about how I could have reacted differently. 

Then I think about the darkness. The negativity, the anger, the emotions I wish would drip away from me instead of stick to me like gross syrup. I wonder if it’s really true that all my negative experiences have made me a better me, or if life is just the way it is and that’s all there is. I like to hope that is not the case. That we all really are shining lights that burn brighter because of the dark, because we wish to act against injustice and do more for those around us. 

Thanks for reading! This is simply a short musing I just happened to be thinking about at the moment. 

-Till next time! 

These Are the Words I Live By


I think this is something that is too often forgotten. It’s really easy to feel angry at the conflicts of life (especially when people can be especially irritating) but we all need to remember that at all times we are only meeting a person in one small instance of their life. We cannot judge based off of a singular circumstance. We cannot know a person by the clothes their wearing or by weather they smile or not or weather they are in a group or alone or weather they glance your way or not. 

The world is a place full of hurting people just trying to improve their quality of life. We are all sucky and rude sometimes to people. Why not try to be a little kinder? People are more then their first impressions. We all go through thousands of bad days. Why not spread love and acceptance? Let’s pick each other up. 

-Till next time!