A blank canvas

Inspired by Stephanie Perkins’ novel Isla and the Happily Ever After.

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You think that no one will ever truly love you, that you’re not worthy of anybody’s love. Everyone else seems to know exactly who they are and who they want to be; why are you the only one without a plan, without direction, without any clear vision of your future? Why are you the only one lingering in the present like a pile of fallen leaves that any gust of wind could just sweep away?

But what you don’t realise yet is that you’re not fallen leaves; you’re a seed in nourished soil. You’re not dead; you’re alive. There is sunlight above you and oxygen around you, and there is love in every breath you take, if only you’d accept that love… if only you’d realise that you’re not too much or too little of anything – you’re human and you’re complex and you’re perfect just the way you are. From you sprouts a million pathways and a million doors.

And maybe you’ve got nothing figured out yet, but you know what the best part of life is? It’s those tiny moments of spontaneity, when you have no idea which door you will open next but you still trust yourself to make the ultimate decision. It’s trying out something new and completely out of your comfort zone, despite your doubts and insecurities. It’s daring to pursue bold and impossible dreams.

You may be a blank canvas, but a blank canvas is the start of unlimited possibilities and the beginning of a most beautiful work of art – your life. Your future. You.


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