Manifesto at 28

Portrait (c) Jossah Isabel Victor, La Union 2016

Portrait (c) Jossah Isabel Victor, La Union 2016

Do you remember all the wonderfully confused versions of yourself? Those past selves you now cringe at; those times you thought you failed at being real because you were only as good as you understood-- those are the moments you need to stop feeling sorry for. If you don’t like who you are just yet, don’t stop now. Fill your hands with this world. You’ll need years of practice before you find that one thing you love; and when you do, it will illuminate you. It will lift you up from the doubt and darkness of your own doing. You have to be ready for something as good as that. Because when you finally meet that one version of yourself that you do like, you’ll sparkle like daylight. You’ll overflow with kindness. You won’t run out of things to smile about.