I often tell myself this little reminder “give your skeleton something enormous”. If you find it difficult to keep going, that it’s hard to get out of bed for yourself or even for other people, then live it for your atoms. Their existence is dependent on you, every cell is only here and working because you exist. If you can’t get the courage to keep pushing for yourself, do it for them. If you’re too nervous to try something new, instead think of it as doing it for all your cells because you wouldn’t want them missing out on this chance. Give your atoms and your cells and your brain chemicals the best life you possibly can. Give your skeleton something enormous.
I want to always be empathetic towards everyone, always putting my ear out to listen and care. I want to always find worth in the things that would otherwise go unnoticed, to capture moments, to linger in liminal spaces.
I want to always be inspired, to always have a dream, to be flexible and ambitious. I want to always make time for myself, be independent and self reliant, never putting my needs on hold for someone else. It’s important I always have time to sit alone and think, to paint, to listen to the rain.
Ultimately my goal is to make my chance at life something meaningful. To make sure my body lived up to its full potential before it’s buried in the ground. To make sure my eyes have seen all of this planet, that my lungs have breathed easy, that my heart has loved as fully as it can, that my brain was put up to a good challenge, that my mouth spoke kind genuine words, that my hands created the most beautiful things they could. I want to make sure I know in the end, that I’ve done everything in my power to give my skeleton something enormous.