Collect it all

Round up all of the things, every tiny piece inside you that is toxic. Every negative thought you’ve had, all the shitty words you’ve told yourself or have had uttered, spoken, yelled, screamed or whispered towards you. Collect them all, along with any doubt you’ve had about yourself and doubts others have bolstered. Take them all and put them in this janky suitcase, zipper it up so they can no longer occupy space in your mind. Walk away, light it on fire, do what feels right. Just don’t give up on yourself.

It’s ok to not be ok, we’re all a work in progress.

I found this suitcase walking my best friend Ryan home the last time I was in Vancouver. We had met up for dinner and were winding down the night. Right by his apartment I saw this in an alleyway. It stunk of piss and the smell became overpowering when I crouched down to take the shot. Ryan yelled over to me “watch out for needles” I love that guy to bits, he’s fucked up like me and one of the most genuine people I know. Dudes, it’s totally cool to say you love another man. If there is someone who is important to you. Tell them. Man, woman, non-binary. The love is deep and wide.

Originally posted on Instagram