May 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
How ’bout we take it easy with a lil’ quote for this lovely Friday.
Here ya go – one of my favs, just for you:
There’s a little boy and on his 14th birthday he gets a horse…and everybody in the village says, “How wonderful. The boy got a horse” And the Zen master says, “We’ll see.” Two years later, the boy falls off the horse, breaks his leg, and everyone in the village says, “How terrible.” And the Zen master says, “We’ll see.” Then, a war breaks out and all the young men have to go off and fight…except the boy can’t cause his legs all messed up and everybody in the village says, “How wonderful.”
Now the Zen master says, “We’ll see.”
– Charlie Wilson’s War
July 19, 2013 § 2 Comments
The cost of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
– Henry David Thoreau
June 28, 2013 § 2 Comments
June 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
You did it! You are truly amazing!
Graduations always make me a little sappy. I love the thought of a new bright-eyed-bushy-tailed generation stepping out into the world all growns up and shit. And this year my sappiness is at a whole new level since my little brother is graduating from college. So for what it’s worth I’d like to offer a few bits of advice:
Move outside your comfort zone. Not figuratively. Literally relocate. Pick somewhere far enough from home, somewhere that both scares and excites you. Nothing builds character like spending two-thirds of an entry-level income on a tiny studio apartment, struggling with bags of groceries on a packed train and meeting the eclectic mix of people a city has to offer. It’s a crash course in transitioning from college student to full fledged functioning adult.
Do some fucked up shit. Not ‘ruin your life’ fucked up, just ‘I don’t think I’m ever going to tell another person about this’ fucked up.
Follow your dreams with persistance but don’t be an arrogant asshole. Get lost, get brokenhearted, spend all your money. Find yourself, fall in love again, start saving. Know that you don’t know shit, that right there will make you a little wiser than the rest. Be more like you and less like them. Listen to advice but be careful what advice you take, including this.
Sincerely-lots of love-your friend forever and eva,
P.S. Everyone who has their ‘act together’ is faking it.
And Now For Some Inspiring Commencement Speech Quotes:
“I hope you’ll make mistakes. If you’re making mistakes, it means you’re out there doing something. And the mistakes in themselves can be useful. I once misspelled Caroline, in a letter, transposing the A and the O, and I thought, Coraline looks like a real name …” – Neil Gaiman, University of Art 2012
“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.” – Sheryl Sanberg, Harvard Business School 2012
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love.” – Steve Jobs, Standford 2005
“So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned.” – JK Rowling, Harvard 2008
“You must knock on doors until your knuckles bleed. Doors will slam in your face. You must pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and knock again. It’s the only way to achieve your goals in life.” – Michael Uslan, Indiana University 2006
Enjoy This Summer. No Seriously…Enjoy The Shit Out of This Summer:
April 10, 2013 § 1 Comment
I know its only Wednesday but it feels like a long week already. Right??
Life’s a shit storm but feeling sorry for yourself is what assholes do. So keep your head up. Its what 2pac would have wanted. And just in case you are in need of a mid-week pick me up I thought I’d share this lovely quote.
“Afterward I wondered why I hadn’t loved that day more, why I hadn’t savored every bit of it like soft ice cream on my tongue, why I hadn’t known how good it was to live so normally, so everyday. But you only know that, I suppose, after it’s not normal and everyday any longer.” – Anna Quindlen, One True Thing
Say No To Debbie Downers:
February 21, 2013 § 6 Comments
And sometimes Thursday’s are really hard.
I can’t explain it but yeah, sometimes they just really are.
So I wanted to say, I know how you feel. And I hope today, you are happy and lovely and brilliant and just as you are. xo
I Wish Clarissa Would Explain It All..But Until Then Let’s Hug:
If the Spice Girls can’t make you happy, then nothing will.
January 17, 2013 § 7 Comments
I wanted to share this quote from Mike Birbiglia’s, Sleepwalk With Me, cause its kind of super adorable. xo
“I think our whole lives, no matter how low our self-esteem gets there’s some part of us that thinks, “I have a secret special skill that no one knows about, and if they knew, they’d be amazed.” And eventually we meet someone who’s like, “You have a secret special skill!” And you’re like, “I know! So do you!” And they’re like, “I know!” And then you’re like, “We should eat pizza ice cream together.” And that’s what love is. It’s this mountain of pizza ice cream and delusion.”
I Want To Kiss You Right On Your God Damn Face:
November 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’m an inspiration hoarder. I love inspirational quotes, like a 15 year old girl with a bad crush. If I ever lost my notebook, I would be too embarrassed to claim it. But color me psycho cause I’m not planning on changing my ways any time soon. And all of a sudden I’m feeling like we need some inspiration up in here.