There’s a few lessons in life you learn on your own that you generally learn in the hardest ways possible. Every now and then there does come a time where people pass on their knowledge from there experiences to keep you from making the same mistakes they did.

I think the best advice anyone ever gave me was to just do whatever it is I felt the need to do, because in the end the person that has been there 100 percent of the time, is yourself. Pick up the filthy habits that build your character. Don’t be afraid to be different. Everyone seems to try to fit in when we were born to stand out. 

Don’t make your life more difficult than it needs to be. If you have something to say, fucking say it. Tell someone they look nice today. If they give you that crude response with a snarky look on their face, it only means you’re above them and they were never worth your time in the first place. Fall in love. Don’t think about what it’s going to be like when it ends. Live in the now. Cherish their smile.

Don’t be afraid to take a chance or try new things. And if you think you’re going to regret it in the morning, sleep til the afternoon.

-Hawkins, *

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Sink or Swim

It’s pretty astonishing the way your life can turn upside down in the blink of an eye. The way you can roll over beside the same person for countless days and still have them set fire in your eyes every morning. But what none of us ever see coming is that transformation that everyone goes through. If you woke up beside them tomorrow. would you even recognize them now?

A lot of things in life are a part of growing up. For the better or for the worse. I’ve been in that situation where I’ve flushed 80 dollars up my nose just to set myself aside from the reality I didn’t want to be a part of. But every time that moment came; as I paused to breath before I potentially overdosed, I asked myself, “what am I doing?” It was sort of a double negative. I wasn’t only addicted, I couldn’t handle that reflection in the mirror from a sober point of view. But as soon as all those chemicals that probably come from under some strangers kitchen sink tore up the inside of me, it was a complete game changer. That being said, eventually everyone gets a wake up call. Like being able to see through the skin of your drug dealers nose because of the way the sun hit her face. Then it seems like your entire life flashes before your eyes as you reminisce on where you’ve been and the way you are potentially fucking up.

I know the expression is, “be thankful for what you have; don’t be so selfish. Think about how much less other people have.” Despite the cliches, I refuse to believe everyone doesn’t wish their lives were a little bit better from time to time.

I suppose you meet everyone you do for a reason. Whether they’re in your life for the long run, or just passing through. Every greeting sets you up for goodbye, but every goodbye comes with a lesson.

I cleaned up my act pretty early in life. It’s sort of strange to see it begin to happen from the opposite side. Thinking about how those used to be your habits. I guess the scariest part is you have no idea who is going to bounce back, and who is going to sink like the fucking Titanic. It’s sort of sad to watch a part of your life burn away. But I guess it comes with a lot of pride to say you had someone at their best, regardless of who they were to you. We seem to live in a pretty judgmental world strictly based on the actions we make. But Despite who you are, or where you’ve been. our graves are all the same size in the end.


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You learn from mistakes.

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· looks fever ·


maybe it’s depression.

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