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Be present. Wake up early. Drink coffee. Read. Write. Make tea. Make love. Make your bed. Make art. Make mistakes. Work hard. Be ambitious. Read. Write. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Read. Write. Have a smart mouth and quick wit. Read. Write. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. Love fiercely. Learn. Know your worth. Forgive. Read. Write. Grow. Live. It is time to start living.

Happy 2015, friends.

Photo taken in Kigali, Rwanda. December 2014.