IN 2017, I hope you grow.
I hope you let your mind and soul grow. Explore more, watch good films, and read better books. Travel and allow yourself to wander. Listen to music with melodies that make you happy, sad, and nostalgic, and lyrics that make you want to fall in love. Write and create art. Document your adventures, your daydreams, and your nightmares. Experience feelings of heartbreak and chaos, and turn them into captivating paintings or pretty lines of poetry. Attend a music festival, wear flowers in your hair, and dance along to every song. Go outside more and look at the roses, the daisies, and sunflowers. Watch more sunrises and admire more sunsets. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and smile. Meet people who make you think.
I hope you let your body grow. Truly and genuinely, start caring about yourself. Sleep more. Drink water. Do yoga. Make smoothies. Understand your skin and it’s needs. Eat less fries and a lot more fruit. Try to love and respect your body.
I hope you grow. Take risks, be brave, leave your comfort zone, and unapologetically, become the person you’ve always wanted to be. This year, I hope you seek and experience growth.