This post is kind of about being happy and kind of about this Etsy print I bought. I feel like I’m at a cross-roads in my life right now. I’ve just left school, I’ve sat my final high school exam, I’m about to go on holiday with all my friends and Leavers’ Evening is just around the corner. Come September, I’ll be moving to Glasgow to study History and be living in halls with people I have never met and the only person I know will be Kirsten. Scary stuff but also exciting.
“We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve” is a quote from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky I think it’s really important. For those of you that haven’t read/seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it’s a coming of age story about Charlie. Charlie writes letters to a “friend”, describing his life. He makes friends with Patrick and Sam and in the end, comes to term with his family and the fact his aunt had been sexually abusing him. It is a truly beautiful book. I bought this print to remind me of this book. I love it. It’s important and the books shows the true value of friendship. When I look at this print, I want to remember to value my friends and family and be content with myself. I want to accept all the love I deserve.
I’m excited for Glasgow, I really am, but I’m nervous. I’m literally a small-town girl moving to the big city (the biggest city in Scotland fyi). What if I don’t fit in? What if I don’t make friends? What if I hate it? What if my flat-mates are horrible? All the what ifs. But I’m also super comfortable in my life. I’m really content. I have nice things, nice clothes, a nice bedroom, a good/sometimes fun job and I have awesome friends and family. I kind of wish I could just bring all of them to Glasgow with me and not have to make new friends. But I can’t do that so I’m taking this print to Glasgow with me so every time I look at it, I can remember my family and friends who are spread all over Scotland. And as a conversation starter for any new potential friends. HI FELLOW BOOK LOVERS.
Original Post Date: May 2015