“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel - as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them- wherever you go.”—Anthony Bourdain (via marleyandme)
“It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”—Nicholas Sparks (via slekes)
…and so the year has finally come to an end and I’m supposed sit here and reflect on all of the things that has happened from the past 365 days. Well, lemme just give you a compressed version of it all. It’s been pretty great. I have the greatest family, the most amazing friends, the best support system I could ever ask for. I’ve learned independence and significantly matured in all aspects of my life. And I say all the time and probably not enough, I am beyond blessed and unworthy of all I have. Yeah, there was more downs than ups this year, but who was asking for perfection? Lack of perfection was exactly what I needed. Thank you to everyone who was part of my 2011, friends and strangers, ya’ll made it for me =))))))))) Happy New Year!
“Some people think love is the end of the road, and if you’re lucky enough to find it, you stay there. Other people say it just becomes a cliff you drive off, but most people who’ve been around awhile know it’s just a thing that changes day by day, and depending on how much you fight for it, you get it, or you hold on to it, or you lose it, but sometimes it’s never even there in the first place.”—Let The Great World Spin, Colum McCann (via wrists)
“I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself.”—Brittany Renee (via creatingaquietmind)
“Beauty exists only in struggle. There is no masterpiece that has not an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault on the forces of the unknown, to force them to bow before man.”—The Futurist Manifesto, 1909 (via steelwoolgoldenfleece)