2017: What I Wish I Could've Told Myself on the First of Each Month
by Jennifer Boyd
January - The chill in the air will leave you numb and longing for the tender warmth of spring. Seek solace in the small, beautiful things. The world doesn't wait for anyone. Life is happening around you and there are so many things to fall in love with.
February - You've created your own reality, and the universe is always listening. Your world is shifting - now's the time you'll feel it most. Revel in the excitement of these transitions and look forward to what's in store for you.
March - You may feel that you've learned everything there is to know, but you've only just begun. There's so much to experience and there are so many directions in which to grow. Immerse yourself in art, music, and literature. Your soul will feel nourished.
April - Old friends will come back this month. Time with them will feel as soft as cotton on your skin and as warm as the every-growing sunlight that kisses your shoulders. Welcome them with open arms, but savor every minute with the ones you've gotten so close to these past few months. They are so important.
May - People will ask more from you than you can give. Now's the time to learn the word "no" and how to use it. The ones who are good for you won't love you any less.
June - You won't always feel beautiful, but there's magic in the way your eyes catch the light that peeks through your window every morning. Remember that the features you scrutinize in the mirror are so unique. You are beautiful, even when you least feel like it.
July - This is the month you'll start to feel free again. Enjoy being young, wild, and reckless while you can. There are beautiful souls all around to enjoy this time with. Forget about the future for awhile, but don't lose yourself completely.
August - Others will laugh at the way your heart bleeds for the world and everyone in it. You'll feel alone when this happens. Your heart is so kind and pure - don't let the world make you cold.
September - You'll learn the most about yourself in the time you spend alone. The words "independence" and "discovery" will leave your lips many times this month. You're becoming who you're meant to be, and I'm so proud of you.
October - Creativity will save you when you're at your lowest point. Write until your fingers are raw and your heart no longer aches. Everyone needs a release, and this is yours.
November - The world around you will fall silent when you meet him. You'll feel emotions you haven't felt in awhile, and this will be enough to make you forget about everything else. Don't make him your whole world - you hold the keys to your own universe.
December - Pain will be felt this month. You'll change your mind about many things, and you'll look hungrily for a way to unstitch the lining of the past. But everything in our world is finite, and we can only control so much. Please remember to pick yourself up from the wreckage. I'm here to show you how to heal.