Here are some pages I made when I was 19 and single and living alone in London. Coming to terms with being newly alone and trying to figure out if what I was feeling was loneliness or longing or... independence. I have grown so much since then, but these pages were the first few steps to realising that I like myself and my own company and there is a lot more in life than the search for a 'boyfriend' or whatever.It was an exciting time. I was free to do all the things I didn't have time for, or didn't think my boyfriend would like (when I was in a relationship). It made me realise a lot. I also got to explore new friendships and London. It was such a time of learning to love myself and love what I like. Looking back on it now- I am proud of how I didn't crumple in the face of heartache and illness, but instead took the good things from it and made a beautiful new life for myself.I guess, I'm a bit sentimental at the moment because I've been hanging out in old places with old friends. And, it is beyond time to share these pages. I hope you can take something from these. If you're working through a tough time, know that if you want it to- you can make it better.
Lots of love,