Positive Vibes | Day 4
SO, my first thought was to go for something sassy about gangsta rap and dealing with stuff; something that told you in no uncertain terms: I AM A GIRL BOSS
But, really I’m a mermaid, I love the water and I spent my childhood trying to sing underwater and swim with my feet together. In real terms, I go to this quote all the time because I’m pretty emo and it reminds me that I’d rather feel everything fully and truthfully than bulls*** my way through life.
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