Day 16: A Year Down, A Lesson Learned.

So, it’s my birthday today! 22 and all, big woop! And like I promised myself on my birthday last year, I am giving myself one piece of advice that I should have taken long, long back. Today I discovered the number of people who actually reciprocate the kind of love and effort I put into the equation I share with them and I’ll daresay my eyes are now wide open.

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Maybe I am being bratty and entitled when I say this, but sometimes I just feel like I put in a lot more effort for people who don’t really deserve even a second of my time. Maybe it’s called being a human being, but mostly it takes a toll on me when I don’t see it reciprocated from the people I go the distance for. I know that it’s wrong to expect things because more often than not, it brings disappointment.

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But today isn’t about that. Today is about celebrating a wonderful day where I was made to feel like a Princess, complete with a tiara, cotton candy pink and everything. I realized that I don’t have to look for love anywhere else because love is right here at home. Where my family is. And sure, I felt terrible because all of the people I wanted to celebrate this day with were in different cities, but in the end, it didn’t matter.

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The amount of love that poured in today from the people who really matter in my life would never let me feel like love was lacking. And why would I ever keep people around who made me feel otherwise!?

21 was all about self-love. 22 is going to be about taking out the trash from my life. And I am ready to embrace it!

Cheerio! Xx


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