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note to self: i’ll be there for you, always

written june 6, 2021. Photo by Kristine Cinate on Unsplash I have always looked for myself in other people. I think the idea was that they would somehow hold the pieces of me that I felt were missing. That maybe, if I wrapped my identity up in theirs enough, we would somehow make a whole person. It's not healthy to live like this, but I did it anyway — burning through relationships and searching for something I couldn't quite name. It was never enough, not to be myself, but it was never enough to latch my identity to other people, either. I got close, several times — I thought I had reached the pinnacle of self discovery. I thought I had completed myself. But in the end, relying on other people to help build yourself is never a viable way to do things. It's only recently that I've started to become comfortable with the idea of being enough, as I am, on my own. Several years ago, in this same position, I would have searched for another person to attach my identity onto,

He'll Pick You Up {Day 5: A Favorite Quote}

I am the kind of girl who loves quotes. I even have a whole page dedicated to them on my blog. So you can imagine that it was super hard to figure out which one to feature in this post. But after I thought about it, there was one quote that has really inspired me and reminded me about the one gift I have that I treasure above anything else: Grace.
“Each time you fall He’ll pick you up. He knows your own efforts are never going to bring you anywhere near perfection.” – C.S. Lewis


  1. that's so cute! :) I love that post. But then again... C.S. Lewis IS a genius. so... psh, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. :)


  2. Wow, I hadn't heard that CS Lewis quote before! Thanks for giving me a new favorite ;)

    ~Lauren :)

  3. I love quotes too. :) This is such a great one! Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. I ♥ quotes, especially by C.S Lewis. Such a beautiful and inspiring quote, Skylee!


  5. I love quotes too! this is another to add to my list of favorites :]

    much love,

  6. Thank you so much for you feedback on my poetry! I really appreciate the praise. It made my day. After reading part of your blog, I pretty much knew I could ask you to read my comments that way and that you really would. :)

    I'm referring to the home link at the bottom of this page. When I click on it, it takes me here:

    That quote about handling words is actually an original. Glad you like it! I had fun coming up with it.

    And thanks for loving my blog. I'm convinced I'll have to keep up with yours too. It'd be impossible for me to stay away! Love your style.


  7. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments on BTW. Being a Narnia fanatic, I love your title here:)



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