Forgot to do one yesterday and now looking back I can’t really remember what I did yesterday…
Oh yea, I got a day off. A day off from all the stuff I do for free. A day off from all the interviews and emails. A day off from all the stress. A day off from all the pessimism. I must say it was quite nice.
“When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”—John Green, Looking For Alaska (via insulus)
“She wants to know if I love her, that’s all anyone wants from anyone else, not love itself but the knowledge that love is there, like new batteries in the flashlight in the emergency kit in the hall closet.”—Jonathan Safran Foer (via saddest-summer)
I think the absence of friends has been clearly evident these past couple weeks and I’ve been spending a lot of time on my own. Which I can normally handle. But lately I’ve been driving myself up a wall and been on the verge of mental breakdowns quite frequently. I think my friends helped me out more than they could have possibly imagined today, just through simple texts and facebook messages.
“Does it break my heart, of course, every moment of every day, into more pieces than my heart was made of, I never thought of myself as quiet, much less silent, I never thought about things at all, everything changed, the distance that wedged itself between me and my happiness wasn’t the world, it wasn’t the bombs and burning buildings, it was me, my thinking, the cancer of never letting go, is ignorance bliss, I don’t know, but it’s so painful to think, and tell me, what did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”— Jonathan Safran Foer (via slekes)
There’s a time in your life when everything you do will scare you. When opening your email gives you shivers, when walking out the front door turns your stomach and every time you pick up the phone you feel like you just might throw up.
But then you realize that everything you’re doing is new. Important emails are coming your way and you’re on a mission when you drive and you have something to say to the other end of the line.
Get past these first few moments of absolute fear, maybe one day we’ll all be fine.