You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people out of your life. It doesn’t matter whether they are a romantic interest, employer, childhood friend or a new acquaintance. You don’t have to make room for people who make you feel small. Those who love you will never walk away, instead they will walk beside you in all moments of everyday.. Unseen, unheard but always near. They will always love you, miss you and hold you forever dear.
With that being said, I’ve been spending time with family in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Sheltered in a house made up of walls and beams and a home filled with love and dreams, with people who have only showered me with love and affection my entire life and for that, I am forever in their gratitude and will always consider myself 0% lucky, but a 100% blessed.
As children, my
cousins siblings were childhood playmates. As we’ve grown up into adults, pursuing separate lives (yet always together), we’ve become lifelong friends – A revolution of multiple hearts tied into one. As our parents gather and chat over lost time and old memories, we find ourselves out and about, channeling our inner children and creating adventures to reminisce about later. Life is filled up of small moments such as these and encourage a feeling of infinite love, more powerful than true love itself.
So here are my doctors orders: Call your parents everyday and keep in touch with family members who aren’t as easily accessible. What I’ve come to learn is that they simply desire the comfort of your voice, and the security of knowing that you’re doing well.. Because at the end of the day, having somewhere to go is home, having someone to love is family and having both is a blessing.
Cherish that, be gratuitous and never forget your roots.