Sometimes things don't work out like we think they will and all we can do is ride out the storm. One thing I have learned is to never count anyone out, regardless of the words they may say. Words can betray, eyes don't lie. I am more in touch with who I am and what I want to be in this world- but I know now that is ever changing. Learn to be more flexible with your ideas of what things should be, things will only ever be what they are. Be more accepting. This life will hand you incredible things if you accept them, no matter how foreign they might be to you. Never stop creating. Use your hands and your words or your paintbrush or clay, glass, or your love- but you must never stop. That is who you are at your core- you are a creator. You feel so deeply that your bones ache, you love with everything you've got, and sometimes you are a mess, but you are strong and you are adaptable and you will persevere.
You aren't the princess in this fairy tale anymore, sweetheart- you are the hero.
So when the nights are long, don't forget that you are bright enough to become the sun and radiate that beauty across the entire universe.
(This entry will be regularly updated as needed...)