More than ever, I realize how important balance in life is. To make sure you spend enough time in tiny coffee shops that have your favorite dessert bars. To write novels about seaside towns that mirror your hometown, so you can write about all the heartache and happiness you've had in your life. To listen to that country song you love, that makes your heart burst with happiness like cherry blossoms or confetti, on repeat. To collect dresses and perfume bottles and vintage jewelry but more importantly, moments. Moments with the people you love and moments with yourself. To not lose yourself in the stress of work. To not lose yourself to any stress. To not lose yourself at all but find yourself and to keep blooming one petal at a time.