“There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.”—Leo Buscaglia (via myquotelibrary)
I’m having trouble finding a balance with everything and I’m having trouble learning that I’m one of those people that won’t allow myself to be happy and I’m also learning that jobs are nothing and people are everything and that life is a long process of always starting over.
There’s hope in communities and I think I’ve done a pretty good job of surrounding myself with the best ones. That’s a start I can live with.
“At this rate, I’d be lucky if I wrote a page a day. Then I knew what the problem was. I needed experience. How could I write about life when I’d never had a love affair or a baby or even seen anybody die? A girl I knew had just won a prize for a short story about her adventures among the pygmies in Africa. How could I compete with that sort of thing?”—Sylvia Plath (via troubled)
Sometimes there’s just a specific voice that makes you keep on going. Voices that give you strength because they’re honest and broken and say things you don’t dare say out loud. But sometimes, it just takes a voice strung together with the perfect chords to make you feel something other than nothing. And that’s enough to keep going.
I’m stuck between what the hell a “job” and a “career” mean and whether or not I’m heading in the right direction and I vow to myself that I will not be one of those people that are only able to talk about their work because I more than my cubicle and my working on the 29th floor because I will see the world and love someone fully one day dammit.
I’ve been quite on edge these past few days and I think today I finally broke and I realized how fragile I am. But just because I’m afraid of life doesn’t prevent me from actually living it. And I’m thankful for that.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via in—wonderland)