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I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts today – Design Matters, by Debbie Millman (which I mentioned in a recent favorites video). Her guest was the first ever, and current creative director for NPR, Liz Danzico.

On Liz’s blog, she wrote a letter to her younger self, which Debbie read aloud – and it is full of truth, enlightenment and something I believe we all can relate to.

These are my favorite parts from the letter:

Choose something for yourself every day. Do it repeatedly and without fail. If you do something for yourself every day, no matter how many standoffs or negotiations or letdowns you face throughout the day, no one can take that away from you.

 

If I met me, but many years before, we’d talk about love and time. Love will not be polite. It does not wait for opportune moments to approach you. It knows not your life plans or schedule or current or future intentions. It will not wait for you to be ready. There is, in this way, no time for it. If you wait for it, then, it will not come. As love — for a person, a profession, a practice, a city — comes to you. It crosses your path and is only yours to accept. It is up to you to open your hands and heart.

 Read the full letter here.

While listening to the podcast, I felt inspired and I quickly wrote down, what my interpretation of the letter was – I wanted to share it with you guys.
“Love and life… they are the same. don’t wait for it… do you, and the right things will come. just be open and aware, when it is right in front of you – so you can accept it.”

Please share this with anyone you think might enjoy it.

Thank you for reading & remember – be kind to others, it’s important!

Muchlove, Jehn

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