52 Weeks Project | Week 37 | The Fighter


Paul and I celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary this weekend! It's crazy to think about how much time has passed. And of course my natural documentarian came out and I started going down a rabbit hole of old notes, letters, and keepsakes that got my memory excited. 

In doing this little mini search, I found an old journal of mine. And in that journal, I found an entry I wrote when I was 20 where I took some time to evaluate my life at the time.

At that time, I was living in the basement of my parents house. I was working at GameStop, part time, trying to grow my photography business but had no direction of where I wanted to go with it. Paul and I were mending our relationship after a little separation. And we were barely making enough money to afford my car payment and the little bills that we did have back then. But, I wrote this:  

I may be weak, but my will is stronger. 
I may be naive, but I am open. 
I may be young, but wisdom will follow. 
I may be alone, but I am unique. 
I am human. And I am alive. 

My own 20 year old self inspired me today. And reminded me of my strength I just recently found again after swimming through the dirt of adult life these past few years. 

So cheers to you, baby Brooke. Cheers to you.