I find every now and then, when I’m in an ok mood, I like to reflect on the successes I have had so far in the year. It’s so easy to just drop into negative thinking and go, I’m 24, I work part time in retail, I quit uni, I’m poor. It’s not very productive though so then I like to look at the things I have achieved.

  • I have learnt many life lessons with regards to relationships and work.
  • My band won a recording publishing deal.
  • I recorded and played a show in Sydney.
  • I’m about to play two shows in Melbourne (one of which is at The Espy).
  • I have met a truly amazing girl that gets me… And I get her.
  • I have done another successful season of a cabaret show and wrote some new songs to go with it.
  • I will finally be buying a new laptop or iMac.
  • I have accepted that sobriety is the lifestyle I have assumed and I am proud of that fact.

There are probably a bunch of other things as well that I can’t remember right now but I’m just trying to acknowledge the things that I am grateful for at this point. I have wonderful loving friends and I appreciate them for everything, even if I don’t get to see a lot of them that often for various reasons.

Be grateful, hold on tight.

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directionless-dreads asked:

I think you're an incredibly strong person and I appreciate your existence. I hope you have a lovely night. :)

Sober, and then what? Answer:

Thank you, that’s very kind.

Just keep swimming :).

"You can never completely know anyone, no matter how well you think you do. There will always be some truth about them you don’t ever get to know."
- Susane Colasanti, So Much Closer (via quotethat)