Hey loves! Who is the first person that comes to mind when you think of the word “safety” or “shelter” Or maybe it’s a place! * 🍁 A few names blur through my mind when I think safety and a place does too. I think of my apartment and when the days are long, I want nothing more than to crawl in and be greeted by two fuzzy faces and roommates who are always there to make me laugh. I think of my mom, who I called this morning (and didn’t even cry when I heard her voice) about my stomach hurting and what the causes could be. I think of my friends off in far off places who still will always answers a text, a FaceTime and snotty call when I need to cry or vent. I think of my roommates and how they will always listen when someone has a bad day and share any meal they’ve made. I think of my two fuzzy babies back home who I miss like this crazy. And I think of my roommates two fuzzy babies who I adore just as much. I think of my bed and the blankets I wrap myself in when I just want to disappear after a day of everything going wrong. And I think of the films I watch when I feel like shit because They always give me hope and make feel better. I think of the books I adore and the fictional characters who feel so dear and near. And I think of blank pages waiting to be filled with stories of my own creation of tales of the bad day behind me. * 🍁 My darlings, days will not always be easy. Some days really fucking suck. And you’ll want to cry or scream or run. And sometimes you’ll do one of those things and sometimes you’ll do none of those things. Sometimes life throws curveballs at you and you get struck down. It’s okay to not have a good day or a good week or even a good month or a year. It’s okay to feel sad or upset or unhappy or lonely. These are all emotions that the heart has felt before and though they are not easy to feel, it is necessary. So maybe today didn’t go so well. We will try again tomorrow. But for now, wrap yourself up in a blanket or take a nap or cry or reach out to someone to vent or take a hot shower or read a book. Just remember that thunderstorms still help plants to grow.