Ignite’s such a sacred place to me. Finally got to see @orangecoveofficial after being constantly derailed by ns in the past (y’all are so gr8 i’ll buy all ur music + merch). Was also great to see afew of @helloakin babies again, and also 2/3 of my #kayabuttertoastclub. Tried to recreate art circa junior year with kelly we glowed up aka better camera quality. Also great job @art.titude.rp i have proud papa feels.
Acceptance is an odd concept. You seek validation from people that don’t matter. People who don’t understand how you’re programmed, how you speak, what you feel and how you love. Yet for some enigmatic reason, when you’re given the slightest form of approval, even in the most fundamental of ways, somehow that completes your entire existence. Why is it so hard to understand that all you need to do is accept yourself, and in the wake of that, everyone will follow.
I’ve been scrolling through my gallery hoping to find an image that best encapsulates what turning 23 means to me but I came up short. Instead, enjoy this picture of a poetry book I couldn’t care to finish, in a habitat that’s slowly become my salvation. Maybe growing older just means being able to embrace little pleasures. Oh hey, maybe I did find a picture.
The entirety of 2017 was spent trying not to fall into a state of paralysis from adapting to many emotional and environmental changes that were beyond my control. From where I stand, 2018 looks to be another brutal year, but I’ll stay optimistic for as long as the final-reductions sales last. Happy new year guys.