Self-love

Along the edge

Along the edge. Drawing Luke Hockley

Along the edge. Drawing Luke Hockley

Dear Self

A knife edge close

Almost missing my daily ritual

No reason

Full of things

And nothing

Nothing in the way but lightly forgetting

Eyes closing as I begin to drift away for the evening

Then…

Self, Dear Self

I haven’t visited myself

Five minutes to say a quick hello

Now. Sleep.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,336

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Impatient

Impatient. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Impatient. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

I can be so impatient with things.

Not always, not in every situation, but when my impatience strikes it is really quite distinct.

Not one of my more endearing character traits.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,328

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I pretend.

I pretend. Drawing Luke Hockley.

I pretend. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

I pretend that I have got myself to a point where I don’t care what other people think about me.

I do a reasonably good job of convincing myself of this.

Perhaps, at times, it is even true.

But I do care.

More often than I like to admit.

I really do care.

Damn it.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,326

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It’s complex being a human.

It’s complex being a human. Drawing Luke Hockley.

It’s complex being a human. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

It’s complex.

Being a human.

Managing the wildly contradictory but simultaneously accurate states of being the centre of my own world and of being a small insignificant atom in the broader universe.

I am contradictions.

Lots of them.

Often times I don’t know what to do with that.

Being a human.

It’s complex.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,317

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Life, it’s a delicate process

Life, it’s a delicate process. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Life, it’s a delicate process. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

Life, it’s a delicate process.

Negotiating with myself and the world to try and get through each day with a bit of joy, humility, gratitude and appreciation.

I like to remember to see the small wins and not amplify the losses.

That’s a real artform.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,303

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Could I, would I?

Could I, Would I. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Could I, Would I. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

Could I, would I, be able to really like myself?

Would I focus on the half glass of my personality that is full?

Could I be my own best advocate?

Would I find my character flaws endearing?

Could I like the cracks and imperfections?

Would I stand up for myself when no one else was around to stand up for me?

Could I? Would I?

Love

Luke

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Day 1,302

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I lack perfection.

I lack perfection. Drawing Luke Hockley.

I lack perfection. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

I lack perfection.

I don’t know why this comes as a surprise to me.

Over and over again.

I’ve always lacked perfection.

It’s never been any different.

Would I even like how perfection felt if I did, miraculously, achieve it?

I don’t think I am actually in pursuit of ‘perfection’.

I hand sew things because I love the imperfection of it…but I do try and sew as perfectly as I can…whilst choosing contrasting fabrics and cotton that highlight any imperfections that exist.

Hmmm.

It’s imperfections in my personality that I find the hardest to manage.

I appreciate how my hand sewn imperfections can be endearing…but my quirks of personality?

I find those much harder to highlight and embrace.

Could I, possibly, highlight and embrace all the things that make me imperfect?

It sounds good in theory, but the reality…

I wonder.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,301

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The upside.

The upside. Drawing Luke Hockley.

The upside. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

The upside of a very hectic few weeks is that being on the other side of all that busyness can feel amazing. 

Love

Luke.  

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Day 1,297

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Exercise is a miracle.

Exercise is a miracle. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Exercise is a miracle. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

Exercise is a miracle.

Exercise with a mate is pure magic.

I am in an intense week this week and pushed through a wall to get to the gym with my mate Nick.

I can not explain how good it was. How much it helped me feel like a human!

Exercise is a miracle!

Love

Luke

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Day 1,296

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Mindless television.

Mindless Television. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Mindless Television. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

I’m ready for some laying on the couch and watching mindless television.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,286

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