It’s Going To Work Out

The Lilac Road Blog Illustration Drawing St-Pam Untitled 2019
Pencil And Gouache

So you dated the wrong person and learned a hard lesson. You chose the wrong major and had to start over again. You cherished a friend who backstabbed you. It sucks, but it’s also going to work out. That’s life; you learn, hurt, love, cry, laugh, and keep going. You experience setbacks and you grow and it’s all okay.
Sunflorally

Illustration by St-Pam

Disconnect To Reconnect

The Lilac Road Blog Illustration Woman Splashing Face With Water Forest Memories Celia Jacobs

I sometimes feel like my head is a computer with too many windows open. Too much clutter on the desktop. There is a metaphorical spinning rainbow wheel inside me. Disabling me. And if only I could find a way to switch off some of the frames, if only I could drag some of the clutter into the trash, then I would be fine. But which frame would I choose, when they all seem so essential? How can I stop my mind being overloaded when the world is overloaded? We can think about anything. And so it makes sense that we end up thinking about everything. We might have to, sometimes, be brave enough to switch the screens off in order to switch ourselves back on. To disconnect in order to reconnect.
Matt Haig, Notes on a Nervous Planet

Illustration by Celia Jacobs

This Beautiful Life

The Lilac Road Blog Woman In White Sun Dress Lying In Bed

Here is how I spend my days now. I live in a beautiful place. I sleep in a beautiful bed. I eat beautiful food. I go for walks through beautiful places. I care for people deeply. At night my bed is full of love, because I alone am in it. I cry easily, from pain and pleasure, and I don’t apologize for that. In the mornings I step outside and I’m thankful for another day. It took me many years to arrive at such a life.
Ottessa Moshfegh

Photo via SatinyRose