With the dawn, we rise.

But it is with the night

that we come alive.

Our true self realised

with dreams fast escaping,

seeping into reality,

becoming just a memory,

faster than we are ready.

Fact or fiction?

Most writers, artists, just indulge in their own melancholy.

They change and edit it until it becomes something different.

Until it becomes something of beauty, fit for the outside world to see.

Because underneath it all, it’s not beautiful.

It’s just really, really sad.

A conundrum that’s called life 

You are thrust into the unknown. An unknown that is constantly changing and evolving, sometimes to an extent that you do not understand nor can process.

And with it, comes confusion. Lots of confusion. Expectation. The fear of failure. The fear of the Unknown.

But what can you do?

Choose not to listen nor think about everyone’s expectation of yourself, just think about your own.

Prioritise you and the things that matter to you – do not say yes because they expect it of you.

Do not think that you have failed if you are being you, doing what you can and most importantly being true to yourself. If you succeed in this, you have exceeded any expectation ever laid out before you.

The road is long. But it is a good road to be on. It is full of beauty, magic, wonder, excitement – more than you can think or dream of.

It is full of horrors, darkness, demons and monsters – more fearsome and terrifying than any story told before.

But it is life.

The good, the bad, the brilliant, the damn right awful and everything else in between. Just say yes to it.

Create the person you want to be – improve and reflect. Be self-aware, be aware of all that you can be. Take time to breathe, and then do everything all at once. Don’t ever waste the time that you have.

Laugh, cry, smile, feel pain, feel happiness, see beauty, give love, hear joy.

Take it all.

It is yours, and it is yours for the taking.