Cole is one of my dearest friends. He is an extremely talented photographer, writer, and musician, among a million other things. He writes beautifully written stories with every post on Instagram, so check him out and see what you're missing out on! One of my favorite pieces of advice he shared with his interview for Folk:
What would you say to your former self?
"I’d tell myself to not speak or think in self-defeating terms. Our brains are funny machines that often create “shortcuts” in the way we think in order to arrive at the quickest answer. Because of this, if a parent or teacher told you that you weren’t good at something or that something isn’t possible, you may be repeating that same Iie to yourself without even realizing it. If you daydream about being something, it’s already in you to be that. If a secret passion sings in your soul, you have to listen and follow it. Time is precious, put in the work and get going—this is your one life, make it count!"