monday morning encouragement: when things change 

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I feel like I’ve been reliving the same day over the past few days. My beautiful first niece was born & instantly my world seems to revolve around her. 

She’s taken over my camera roll, filled my thoughts, & occupied any spare time I have. A time when change fills you.

I feel like I’ve been reliving the same day over the past few days. A friend from middle school & highschool passed away & so many of my close friends, including myself, are truly broken by it.

He’s taken over my social media feeds, filled my thoughts with grief, & occupied a place of questioning that I don’t think can be answered. A time when change leaves a gap.

Happy & sad. It’s what I’ve been struggling to feel simultaneously all year long since my grandpa passed & I found out I was going to become an aunt; a balance of two real emotions that happen when things change. 

I don’t understand life. I don’t understand birth or death. I don’t understand old or new. I don’t understand time. But, I do understand reaction.

When things change we have a choice to make. We can choose how we react & respond, which is either in heartache & sadness, or in happiness & hope. 

It’s okay to give yourself a breather when things change. It’s okay to just be & feel & marvel in that emotion. Life truly is a day by day journey. And we can’t rush it or slow it down. 

When things change, try not to react so quickly, just be in the moment that you are because it is sure to pass far, far too quickly. And I’m sure you’re not going to want to miss it. 

— abbey kay

*brought to you by a girl who thinks life is just a mash up of always being happy while you’re sad

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