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179. How to… start a new conversation.

Sometimes, we get so utterly stuck in the way that things are that we find it hard to even fathom that we have the power to mitigate our own circumstances. Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in the things that hurt us or the things that could go wrong if we take that chance or do that thing that seems just a little bit scarier than we’d like to admit, and we end up short-changing ourselves because of that. It’s fear, really. We’re people, and people on the whole are afraid of things that are unfamiliar or scary to them.

The thing is, every single time you reach a fork in the road like that, you have the opportunity to make a choice. You can’t just stand there forever, right? You have to pick a path if you’re going to keep going, and that can seem intimidating. But you know what? Sometimes, a simple change in circumstances can make all the difference when you’re staring down an unfamiliar road. Sometimes, all it takes is having the right people at your side, or in your heart, or whispering in your ear to tell you:

Go for it. Do the thing. You’ve got this!

or

It’s okay. I know this is scary, but I’ll be right here with you.

…and then suddenly, those decisions don’t seem so bad after all. Suddenly, that scary thing is a little less scary. Suddenly, that mountain that you didn’t think you could climb feels more like a hill because you have that extra lifeline. You have people to help you through it, talk you through it, love you through it – no matter what it is – and that is priceless. But the thing is, you have to be willing to open yourself up to that possibility. You have to look at the things that aren’t working and recognize your own power to change them, to exercise a little bit of self-love, and then you start having those conversations and start stepping out of your own bubble and allow yourself to be loved by others. And all those things that used to terrify you? Well, you’ll start to see them in a new light.

Credits:

[Shape]mine
[Head][LeLUTKA]Irina
[Body][Signature]Alice v. 2.3
[Skin][Go&See]Hope (Buff)
[Lips][Suicidal Unborn]90s glam lipstick
[Hair][Doux]Ubert
[Top][Vinyl]Sleepy tee
[Pants][ Vinyl @ N21]
[Bracelet][Ysoral]Luxe set bracelet (Lucille)

[Backdrop][Foxcity]The Book Nook

[Papers][floorplan]scattered sheet music
[Books][Apple Fall]apple fall design books

[Pose][Posa di Gata]Chit Chat Lay

[Tune][Hailee Steinfeld – Starving]

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