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Hurrying Slowly

Life is good. Everyday is a great chance to change things and make things better. i know that. slowly, i am getting there.
days might seem extra lonely now but i still believe that it will be better. healing might take time. forgeting, even more impossible at the moment. but i have hopes. just as i try everyday to seem happy and contented. inside, i still have questions. perhaps, in time i will be ready to accept.
i have never believed in letting go. now more than ever, i cling to whatever memories i can conjure, always reminding myself that though things changed, we still have the power to make things happen.
Life is just a test… there’s always the possibility to get a perfect score.

to borrow inspiration from one of my fave quotes:

" i wanted a perfect ending. Now, i learned the hard way that some poems don’t rhyme & some stories dont’ have a clear beggining, middle or end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the most of it without knowing what will happen next."
- Gilda Radner, In Humanity


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March 8: International Women's Day

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