Do you ever struggle with detaching?
With knowing when to take advice from others, when to sift it out? The more I've thought about it, the more I've realized that caring about what other people think is often linked to caring about them in general. It's essential but difficult to separate the two, you know?
Last night, while I was running, I realized that often, other people won't know what's best for you. Heck, sometimes I don't even know what's best for me.
Whether it's with medicine, writing, singing, or any of my other passions, if I listened to every warning or token of advice that came my way, I would be on an entirely different path in life.
As important as it is to learn and listen to those voices, external and internal, it's just as important to learn how and when to mute them.
Photo from Instagram. This is what my desk looks like during edits: large Post Its, chunky, statement jewelry from the night before and an iced chai (not seen). Our family just moved into a new house and I painted my new room Tiffany's blue.