you have so many people who love you—too many opportunities to grow and a long list of places you've seen. it's a beautiful life, yes, indeed it is. but place yourself within. listen to yourself. pay attention to yourself. are you happy with who you are? are you okay with all the decisions you've made? with all the people you've had to let go? are you completely in love with who you are? with whom you can become? sure there's money. there's fame. there are so many things you can buy but here's the secret not many know of. all of those things will mean nothing... if you're not happy with yourself. all those things will soon become forgotten victories... if you're not real with yourself. you have goals, of course, we all do but what good are these goals if you don't love yourself... if you don't accept your flaws and work on them. what good is anything if you don't see past the obvious. if you overlook what it is that brings you peace. what good are all these things if you wake up every morning pretending to be someone you're not. if you're not willing to let go of all these things that bring you down. it's hard to find yourself in an ocean of people. it's hard to listen to your own voice when all you hear is noise. it's hard and as time goes on it gets even harder. but this I preach. this I live by. this I cannot let go of—I refuse to. you have to love yourself day in and day out. accept yourself, forgive yourself... work on yourself. and it's not something that'll happen over night. it's not something you can buy or something you can find. no. it's something that takes work... days, weeks, years and sometimes even an entire lifetime. self-love is a process and sometimes you'll fall out of it but almost always do you find your way back. inhale this with all lungs. with all honesty and all fire in your soul. self-love is a blessing, an opportunity to find happiness in all places and all things you never thought you would.