In my concise nineteen years, I have gathered that the purpose of life is to experience it to the utmost, to taste every sweet and bitter spoonful it sets in our mouths. Every day we wake up is a new opportunity, a new beginning to embrace, to grow, and a chance to build what we want.

A mind stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. Water your mind daily with new knowledge, and watch the delicate flowers that will bloom like a crown upon your head. Be fearless in your pursuits, because your biggest opportunity for growth is found in stepping away from your fears. Push yourself to live less out of habit and more out of purpose.

Be that girl that wakes up with purpose. Be that girl who shows up and doesn’t give up. Be that girl who is intentional in pursuits. Experience. Learn. Grow.

Photographer: Cynthia Wong @cynthiawwong

Model: Lesley Anderson @thatlesleygirl