Almost sure you heard someone else’s goals and instantly started feeling like you should also add that to your list.

Chicago, IL 2017
Chicago, IL 2017
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Here we are, five months into 2021, and in a blink of an eye, January became May. I’m not much of a New Year resolution type of gal. Only because I think that any changes or adjustments and goals that need to be made can take place year-round, with that said, there is something fresh about the illusion of a new year and all the new possibilities that come with it.

Although I might not have set any significant goals, such as starting a business, moving across the country, or even travel for this year, there are a few things…

You were on a mission to understand my constellations and I swear that night we shifted the atmosphere.

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It all started with a whiskey neat, that ended at your place with our clothes on your living room floor.

You were on a mission to understand my constellations and I swear that night we shifted the atmosphere.

Your place becoming our own Universe, and boy do we radiate energy that would make the sun jealous.

The way you dive into me with no stopping in sight.

The way our bodies intertwine collapsing into supernovas.

The way you linger in places I…

With time and intention, you’ll find that slowly, but surely you are moving on.

San Francisco, CA 5015
San Francisco, CA 5015
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Here you are feeling a little or very defeated. You gave your heart, time, and effort to another being only to find yourself without that individual in your life. You might feel as if it’s the end of the world. You may believe that you will never find someone again.

The thought of finding someone else may feel impossible considering how you gave your heart and now find yourself hurt. It may be challenging to trust. It’s normal to feel uncertainty after a breakup. With that said, there are things that you can implement to aid the healing process after…

Sometimes you take a chance. Maybe you learn a lesson. Perhaps you have an adventure, and maybe you get more.

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Let me start by saying I don’t use dating apps to date. The idea of going on countless amounts of dates only to potentially meet someone I connect with feels overwhelming. Let alone having to repeat the same conversations over and over again with various strangers isn’t how I want to spend my time. Truthfully spending time with a friend or myself sounds like a better idea.

There I was, my first time in the windy city. Overcome with excitement…

By not setting bounderais I sacrificed a lot, most importantly I sacrificed myself, and it wasn’t worth it.

Sacred Monkey Forest Bali, ID 2019
Sacred Monkey Forest Bali, ID 2019
Photo By: Stephanie Love

I was in a good place, genuinely enjoying life and comfortable in the space I was holding by myself when I met my now ex-boyfriend.

I had given myself space to find enjoyment in being alone; the last thing on my mind was dating. If I’m honest, the thought of dating causes anxiety within me. The idea of going on countless amounts of dates only to potentially meet a decent person drains me. Contradictory to the old saying,

“ There is plenty…

When everything is falling apart, it’s actually falling into place.

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You hear Mercury is in retrograde and your first instinct is to wait it out in the comfort of your own home. Clearly it can’t affect you there. But in all reality, we all have prior engagements, and although staying in bed sounds lovely, the reality is we can’t. So instead of fearing what this Mercury retrograde will bring you (or, better yet, take away), it’s time to start viewing Mercury retrograde as an opportunity to grow, whether we are ready or not.

Mercury retrograde rules communication and systems. Therefore when Mercury is in retrograde, it causes friction within our…

You deserve to feel light regardless of your faults. You deserve to take a deep breath and not feel like you are suffocating.

Photo By: Stephanie Love

I need you to know that it gets better. I need you to trust the journey. I need you to know that there is light in the dark. I need you to know that there is peace that will come from that chaos. I need you to hold on just a little longer, just a little tighter.

Because change is possible, but it doesn’t happen if you stay still. You have to be mindful. You have to…

Know that wherever you are is exactly where you need to be until you choose otherwise.

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Maybe today, your journey is about finding the strength to get up in the morning, make your way to serve yourself a cup of coffee while you let the warmth of the elixir nurture you. Or maybe today you don’t get out of bed at all.

Maybe today, the journey is about finding the words you’ve been trying to speak. The words that have the potential to change everything. Maybe today, your journey is about letting go of expectations you’ve had about yourself and…

Also, know that you are human and doing the best you can.

Bali, ID 2019
Bali, ID 2019
Photo By: Stephanie Love

I hope you take the time to feel the backwash on your feet when it leaves the shore.

I hope you say yes to new opportunities, even when you are scared of the unknown, especially when you are afraid of the unknown.

I hope that one bad relationship doesn’t deter you from experiencing a new relationship.

I hope you have many nights filled with laughter, the kind in which you’re gasping for air and your abs hurt.

I hope you enjoy sweet treats because life is too short…

In that quiet space, my mind, I was set free, and all the noise you brought stopped.

Photo By: Stephanie Love

I’m lying in the sun, grateful for what I do have and thankful for what I don’t. It’s been a strange couple of weeks, given current events. Yet, I’ve found the time for this in my daily routine.

The light on my phone lights up, a number I don’t recognize — the phone pressed against my ear, the sound of your voice trembles through my ear lobe. The world is at a standstill, but not the way your voice makes it stand still…

Stephanie Love

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