"A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it."
Staying positive is important, something you have to work at, completely on your own... everyone has their own little ways of keeping their chins up... Something I do to stay positive is -- and this is unconventional -- but I let myself feel really, really, really sad. I know it sounds crazy. But I'm not [...]
Seeing other people follow their passions, be their true selves, and express themselves without apology, is incredibly inspiring to me. The energy is contagious. It really wants to make me do the same. Also, being in nature really brings out the inspiration in me. It feels very healing.
What makes me genuinely smile is nothing in this world but a feeling inside. It doesn't matter what the environment is. I could be anywhere. It's a feeling inside of me that I can literally feel in my heart, as if it's seriously glowing and shining a light outwards like a lighthouse.
During the summer, I love going to the beach! Not too often because of sun damage but at least a few times a year. I love swimming in the ocean with good waves and also laying on a towel in the sand and soaking up the warmth. I really like to go on nature walks [...]