“My biggest fear is that we truly do only get one trip around the sun, one shot at life as we know it. I like to tell myself that I believe in reincarnation, that maybe I lived before as a politician or a dog, and that I have a few more lives ahead of me but, I am not certain it’s true. There are so many millions of things I want to do, so many things I want to be. Unfortunately, the only thing I am certain of is that there isn’t enough time in one life to do and be all of them so, I better get a move on.”—
“I also decided to get rid of the need of approval. That is a strong addiction, the need of approval, isn’t it? I’m on the patch right now, actually. It releases small doses of approval until I no longer crave it, then I’m gonna rip it off.”—Ellen DeGeneres (via curtmega)
“I will never be the girl who responds in an interview that I have only ever dreamed of being that one thing since I was a little girl. I have wanted to be a politician, an actress, a doctor, a teacher, a writer, a designer and a baker. And that was all in one day.”—
“I could say that the time we have is never enough, no matter it’s length, or that time shared with friends is too few and far between. Instead I will say how incredibly grateful I am for every minute I am in the presence of friendship; how blessed I feel to share a laughter that makes my heart feel it may burst; how lucky I feel that I have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”—K.Patton
Sure, if I could do it all over again there are quite a few things I might do differently. But who is to say I would prefer the end result? No one can tell me that the overall journey and final destination would truly be all that different. There is no one decision or action done differently that alters our entire life. Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles and often brutal mishaps that are best accepted as they come. Plus, guess what? As far as we know, we don’t get to do it all over again; no one has made us the promise of a redo. So, I am learning. I am learning to take it all in; to give the tiny miracles a home in my heart and the mishaps a small place in my memory, a place where they only serve to move me forward as a girl who is a little smarter than before. I am learning to stop thinking about what I might do differently if I had the chance and start realizing that the only chances I have are here and now to try again. Not chances to do over but to just do. I am learning to just do and be content moving forward whether the result is a mishap or a miracle.
“You’re 20’s are your selfish years. Old enough to make the right decisions and young enough to make the wrong ones. Be selfish with your time- travel, explore, fall in and out of love, be ridiculous and silly, stupid and wild. Be twenty-something.”—EJC
“People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this.”—Stacey Jean Speer (via modernhepburn)
“Sometimes we’re afraid we’ll fail. Sometimes we’re subconsciously afraid we’ll succeed, because then we’d have to deal with all the disruption (growth) and change that follows success. And other times it’s our fear of rejection or simply our fear of looking like a fool. So it’s easier to hesitate, to wait for the perfect moment, to decide we need to think a bit longer or do some more research or explore a few more unnecessary alternatives. Let today be the day you conquer that fear.”—Borrowed from the lovely and supremely talented Halle Murcek
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”— Hugh Laurie (via aviolafyre)
“Different day, same struggle. Slow motion as time slips through my knuckles. Nothing beautiful about it, no light at the tunnel, for the people who put their passion before them being comfortable”—10,000 Hours by Macklemore (via curtmega)
“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken, probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast
and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures,
laugh too much and love like you have never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset
is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.”—An oldie but a goodie for this Sunday!
“When you fall in love, it is temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No…don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.”—Captain Corellis Mandolin