you're so hard on yourself. take a moment. sit back. marvel at your life: at the grief that softened you, at the heartache that wisened you, at the suffering that strengthened you. despite everything, you still grow. be proud of this.
there is no statute of limitations on starting over. re-invent yourself every day. be the girl who walks barefoot and listens to the blues. tomorrow, wear a trench coat and speak fierce truths. be a phoenix. be ashes. burn down. resurrect. let go of the idea that you must always be who you have always been.