even if it isn't easy (especially if it isn't easy)
Uhm, hi! I kind of forgot to upload new photos for a while there. 2018 has been kind to me so far – I found some new motivation and courage to finally step outside my comfort zone and started to be more active in choosing my path. A month ago I took up a job as a barista in a new café in Stuttgart, and I am so thankful for the new insights and energy it has provided me with to just get out of the house and be around other people more often. I have been making an effort to stay in touch with the people I love more, and although it is still hard to keep friendships vital over a distance, my heart is full whenever I get together with my closest friends, or receive a heartfelt message from someone who means the world to me. Last week I went to Hamburg for a few days, during which I also met up with my friend Fenja, who showed me through her eyes how much has changed for and inside me during the past two months and how sometimes you really only need to focus on turning one small thought into one small first step in order to change your whole mindset and come closer to the person you want to be. I am trying to focus more on that, to be vulnerable and honest and live this life in the best way I can. I hope you are brave enough to do the same, and I hope you’ve been doing well. ♥
This photo, as well as your words, really touched me. It sounds like you're coming closer to a life in which you'll feel like your most authentic self. Congratulations on the new job, and best of luck with your goals.