Hello Monday, I’m here.

Today I woke up with a gnawing feeling of panic. Not ideally how I like to start the school week. My subconcious somehow leaked some thoughts that I have kept bottled up for awhile now. To be honest, it was the first time I had allowed myself to really let myself feel how it would be to spend the next year without my fiancé. I woke up with the idea of how it would feel to not be able to run into his room and say good morning. Or how we have eaten breakfast with each other practically every day for the past four years. Not only was it strange, but it was a pretty uncomfortable feeling. The idea of loneliness seeped in, something I had not felt for five years from our companionship. Needless to say, I had to take some breaths and regain my balance. I am determined to not become one of those heaping messes on the floor every time he leaves, which inevitably will happen routinely through out his career. I have to maintain a life of presence and continue on our adventure, regardless of our togetherness or lack thereof.

So, I thought today I would share with you some of Paulo Coelho’s quotes from The Alchemist. These graphics are my own (what I like to do to lift my spirits even though I should be writing an essay 🙂 ). I took some of my fondest memories and put them to some of my favorite quotes from his novella. Enjoy and have a fulfilling week!



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