Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep travelling honestly along life’s path. — Street Smarts: A Learning Process: 11 Things to Know at 25(ish)
The number of times I’ve quietly whispered “screw it” to myself over the course of this semester is ridiculous.
There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain—the sort of pain that’s only suffering. I have no patience for useless things. — Beau Willimon, Francis Underwood in House of Cards (via 01030104)