Editor’s Letter: The Best (Self) Lover I Know

Lately I have been thinking about my inner circle (aside from family) and why I choose to keep those people close. As they say, “you are what you eat” just as you are a piece of every individual who influences you the most. You are who they are, in one way or another. This lingered in my mind after attempting to watch a marketing webinar (for work) on creating relationships with influencers. WHAT MAKES MY INNER CIRCLE SO SPECIAL? It boils down to the traits I value in my relationships with other people: transparency, honesty, communication, openness to feedback and learning, ambition and positivity.

The people closest to me have these traits. Then I started thinking about the intention behind my inner circle. I have purposefully kept these people close for egocentric reasons. These people influence me to become the person I want to be and support the life I want to live, the goals I want to accomplish. But what of those who do not possess these exact qualities? What about the people I know who have the exact opposite of those traits? The people in that category are certainly not bad people, only that they do not entirely positively impact my life and therefore I do not invest my time and effort in them. And I make this choice every day.


an exploration of the inner space & an admiration of the outer space.