It’s okay to take up space, little Bear. It’s okay to be upset. It’s okay to be anxious. It’s okay to be anxious about unpredictable things and people. It’s okay to hide.

"dear diary"
Tired. Stressed. Struggling.

Tired. Stressed. Struggling.

"dear diary"

More than halfway through the year and here are some important photos of me. I’ve been really feeling self conscious lately and I haven’t been thinking or saying kind things about my body and the way I move with this body through the world. I have to work harder and afford myself the gentleness and kindness I share with others.

"dear diary"
Skeptical morning snuggles.

Skeptical morning snuggles.

"dear diary"

I don’t know how I’ve lost sight of myself so badly.

"dear diary"
Tired of feelin like b-hole about myself.

Tired of feelin like b-hole about myself.

"dear diary"

It’s 418 and I can’t sleep.
It’s 419 and I need comfort.
It’s 419 and I’m trying to remember happiness.
It’s 419 and I’m trying to feel like enough.
It’s 419 and I could be so much more.

"dear diary"

FKA Twigs performing Water Me on 7/18/2014 at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL. She is amazing.

"dear diary"
Even in public bathrooms, all of me is pretty… even the bits that aren’t.

Even in public bathrooms, all of me is pretty… even the bits that aren’t.

"dear diary"
Idk why there is even cat hair on the mirror but whatever. I love this crew neck.

Idk why there is even cat hair on the mirror but whatever. I love this crew neck.

"dear diary"

I need to take better care of myself, but first I need to figure out what taking care of me even looks like.

"dear diary"

I’m either neutral or sad lately. It sucks.

"dear diary"
"dear diary"

Happy Father’s Day to all the people who have lost their fathers and happy Father’s Day to all the people who had complicated relationships with their fathers before they lost them. It’s okay and your feelings, even if they contradict themselves, are important and you’re not alone.

I love you, Dad. I always will.

"dear diary"
City sunset.

City sunset.

"dear diary"