Your clarity doesn’t tipically happen in your every day comfortable or distractedly busy type of moments.

It’s faint and subtle and breathes from your body only when you’re ready.

When you’re ready to be honest with yourself.

When you’re ready to ask… and actually listen.

-Victoria Erickson



You can do it you know.

You can change this current story.

“Almost” is such a tragic and haunting word sometimes.

Maybe burn that word entirely and just do it.

You’ll figure it out as you go along.

-Victoria Erickson


When connections are real, they simply never die.

They can be buried, or ignored or walked away from, but never broken. If you’ve deeply resonated with another person or place, the connection remains despite any distance, time, situation, lack of presence, or circumstance.

If you’re doubtful then just try it – go and revisit a person or place and see if there’s any sense at all of the space between now and then.

If it was truly real, you’ll be instantly swept back into the moment it was before it left – during the same year and place with the same wonder and hope, comfort and heartbeat.

Real connections live on forever.

-Victoria Erickson


If you love something, then really love it.

If that trip, person, or afternoon opened up new worlds and mindsets, then by all means, write or paint or play about it, or maybe even tell someone, and tell it the way it really is, exactly how it feels.

It is beautiful to feel in a body built for feeling, and exist intensely on a planet exuding intensity, because life in itself is both intense and beautiful.

There’s absolutely no need or reason to pretend otherwise.

-Victoria Erickson