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Find the time to read, to smell the flowers, to paint your dreams, to have coffee with a friend, to learn a new craft, to write a letter, to bake a surprise cake, to go somewhere special, to really be with the person you love, or even do nothing for a while…

Choose people who choose you.

I love the friends you don’t see for days, weeks, or months and the bond is still strong as ever.

Adult friendships are hard. Everyone is busy and life happens. I’ve learned you gotta text people when you’re thinking of them. A simple ‘Thinking of you, hope all is well’ really goes a long way.

You can’t force anyone to value, respect, understand, or support you, but you can choose to spend your time around people who do.

Avoiding certain people to protect your emotional health is not weakness. It is wisdom.

Go where your energy is reciprocated, celebrated, and appreciated.

When people set boundaries with you, it’s their attempt to continue the relationship with you. It’s not an attempt to hurt you.

The reason life works at all is because not everyone in your tribe is nuts on the same day.

Stick with people who pull the magic out of you, not the madness.

It’s the small habits. How you spend your mornings. How you talk to yourself. What you read and what you watch. Who you share your energy with. Who has access to you. That will change your life.

Honor the friendships that allow you to pick up from where you last left off, regardless of how long it’s been since you connected. The friendships that survive hiatuses, silences and space, those are the connections that never die.

Sometimes you just need to hear how much you mean to someone.

You will never forget a person who came to you with a torch in the dark.

Be cautious of connections that feel like home if home wasn’t always a safe place for you.

So many people from your past know a version of you that doesn’t exist anymore.

You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around.

Your circle should want to see you win. Your circle should clap the loudest when you have good news. If they don’t, get a new circle.

It’s important to make friendships that are deeper than gossiping, drinking, and hanging out. Make friends who you can have deep conversations with. Make friends you can cry with. Make friends who support your life goals and believe in you.

I’ve built more relationships with people by being open about my struggles than I ever could have pretending like I had it all together.