I came across this poem by Victoria Erickson that reminds us that we can design our own life:
If you inherently long for something, become it first.
If you want gardens, become the gardener.
If you want love, embody love.
If you want mental stimulation, change the conversations.
If you want peace, exude calmness.
If you want to fill your world with artists, begin to paint.
If you want to be valued, respect your own time.
If you want to live ecstatically, find the ecstasy within yourself.
This is how to draw it in, day by day, inch by inch.
– Victoria Erickson
If you wish to visit her website: https://www.victoriaerickson.com/
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