You are terrified of rollercoasters, but you might choose to ride them because your friends want you to. Despite the fact that you’ll close your eyes the whole time and find it the opposite of enjoyable, you will wait in line, allowing your anxiety to build up while you begin to brainstorm possible ways to [...]
80,000 people — that is the average number of people we will meet in a lifetime. We tend to underestimate the significance of our encounters with each other. We disregard a door held open for us or a passerby who stops us to ask for directions. We never actually know how many things had to [...]
I am slowly learning that commitment does not have to be in exchange for my independence . I am slowly learning that it is ok to let myself love him. It is ok if I suddenly don’t notice anybody but him. It is ok if the best part of my day is when I get [...]
An artist is given a canvas, a paint brush, and a color palette so that he can create. The universe does not tell him which colors to use or what it is he should paint. The universe only gives him what is essential to create a masterpiece. With each stroke of color, an artist is [...]
Maybe when he condescendingly asked you what the point is of looking at the stars every night, he wasn’t trying to be rude. Being humbled by the immensity of the sky might be your muse, but he has always avoided looking up because his whole life all he ever felt was small. Maybe what that [...]
I have a hard time taking no for an answer. If I want something, I am going to get it. Until recently, I used to think that my successes were a result of this intense determination I have to get what I want. I would praise myself in my mind as if I had control over anything [...]
See, we are all knocked down by the struggles of life, they would hardly be struggles if we weren't, but only some of us fight to get back up.