It has been one of the greatest and most difficult years of my life. I learned everything is temporary. Moments. Feelings. People. I learned love is about giving. Everything. And letting it hurt. I learned vulnerability is always the right choice because its easy to be cold in a world that makes it so very difficult to remain soft. I learned all things come in twos. Life and Death. Pain and Joy. Sugar and Salt. Me and You. It has been the year of hurting so bad but living so good. Making friends out of strangers. Making strangers out of friends. Learning that mint chocolate chip ice cream will fix just about everything. and for the pains it can't there will always be my mothers arms. We must learn to focus on the good. Always. For if we cant learn to be kinder to each other how will we learn to be kinder to the most desperate parts of ourselves. 

-Rupi Kaur


I have come to the conclusion that I love quotes so much because others seem to be able to understand how I feel even better than I can myself. This quote is my 2016 in a nutshell. I fell in love. I had my first heart break. I gained friends and I lost friends as well. I laughed. And boy, oh boy, did I cry. Things definitely did not go the way I had planned. But if I could go back and change one thing, I wouldn't.