“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.”
I have heard it said once or twice that I am too young to have problems or too young to understand love or too young to be fearful. Well I am here to tell you that it does not matter if you’re fifteen or ninety-nine, love is love and pain is pain and I, like many other people in their twenties, have already been through the ringer.
In Short: My name is Emily and I’m just your average 20-something girl who is trying to get a grip on her life. “Pretty Girl Lagoon” is my safe space and my outlet. The place to write all the things I’ve been thinking and feeling for so long, but have never had the courage to say.
I hope you have the courage to pursue something you’ve always wanted to do. Something that has been stirring in the back of your mind but fear has been keeping it from becoming a reality.
I hope something you read here resonates with you and I hope you know that whatever you may be going through, you are not alone.
“Come with me where you’ll never, never have to worry about grown up things again. Ill think of a mermaid lagoon underneath a magic moon.”
Peter Pan, 1953
Hey you. Pretty girl. This lagoon is YOUR safe place. Your special hiding spot between the rough wild waters and the still, ever confusing, land. A small cove filled with women like you, who are just trying to “figure it all out” whatever that truly means.
The world we live in is a scary place filled with uncertainty, confusion, sadness and unpredictability. Being a 20-something-year-old woman is hard enough, but trying to get through these years alone, can seem almost impossible at times. I want this metaphorical lagoon to be filled with women (or even men) discussing the good the bad and all the moments that come in between. From dating to loneliness to the happiest memories we find ourselves reliving again and again. This is a safe space; an escape. A place where you won’t feel like you’re going through everything alone.
You are pretty. You are smart. You are deserving of all the good things in this world and you are capable of getting through any situation life throws at you.