I love to find new blogs to read by like-minded people; to inspire, and by those less like-minded to inspire empathy. Today’s new find is Katlyn Lindstrom. I love hearing other people’s stories and I have had two coffees and a hell of a month and need to write. something. down.
As Kaitlyn said, sometimes it’s so difficult to tell yourself “it’s okay, try again.” when you’re sure you’re acting ‘badly’. As someone who travels a lot with a terrible fear of missing out, it’s difficult sometimes not to scold myself for wasting a second of my time. I’m in an an unknown city and each minute of Netflix drives me deeper into self-doubt, each questionable social decision leads me down the long road of “why have you failed again?” and I think it’s important to take a step back ocassionally and just forgive yourself. Maybe they’re right and I probably don’t deserve it, but if you don’t give it, if you don’t care for yourself unconditionally, who will?
Self-compassion is so important, especially when you’re roaming across the planet with no permanent companions, it’s hard not to let yourself go with each goodbye, each emotional parting, it’s hard to take the pieces of yourself back from the hands of the people you have met.