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.