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You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
— Robin Williams (via booksquoteslove)


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I saw this post secret card and it really got me thinking about my current situation in life. To start off, I can’t fully agree with the card - I don’t feel like my college didn’t have a lot to offer me. In fact, I think the college I went to, the experiences I had there, and the people I met during those years allowed me to become the person I am today.

However, I do agree with the second part. The first sentence. I have not reached success yet so the second part isn’t for me, yet. (fingers crossed) But I feel like so much of our teenage lives we are focused on what we have to do to get into a good college, so we can get a good job, so we can support our family and all the babies we will inevitably have. The steps never seem to end. When do we get to enjoy where we are and not worry about “the next step?”

I lead a small group of senior high school girls so this has been on my mind lately as they are stressing about choosing the right school so they can get the right job and lead a successful life. That’s a whole lot of pressure for an 18 year old who probably has no idea who they are or what they want out of their life.

I wish I could tell them it is a big decision, you are spending a lot of money after all and it will help determine your path in life for a little while, but you will probably change your mind. A bunch of times. Cause you’re young and inexperienced, and will always want something more out of life. And you know what? That’s totally okay.

I went to school at an expensive private liberal arts college with plans to one day be a great journalist. I graduated, with a ton of debt, and with no aspirations to be a reporter. (Perfect timing am I right?)

Do I regret the decisions I made? No. The friends I made in college, and the professors who taught me, helped me become comfortable with who I am. I’m a pretty quirky person and they accepted me just as I was and encouraged and embraced my weirdness. In that time of my life I needed that. I had felt like I was brushed aside in my high school years and this was one of the first times I realized my voice mattered and people wanted to hear it. I had ideas and things to say that were important and I needed to speak up because of that.

Now to be honest, most of my college friends I’m not super close to anymore, besides two of my roommates. While that used to make me sad, I have realized some people were put in our lives for a short amount of time to teach us lessons. They taught me a big one I could never thank them enough for. I’ve made new friends and transitioned to new phases of my life, and cherish and love the new ones I have right now, who teach me ways to better myself everyday.

In my two years post college I’ve learned more about life and what’s important than ever before. I have learned how to live off very little money, what to do when you actually do run out, and how to accept a very boring job and continue to go there everyday for two years and not want to scream at everyone in sight. Most importantly I’ve learned how important it is not to compare yourself to the success or failures of others. I’m really bad at this but I’m trying to learn it’s okay to not have everything figured out at 24 years old.

Right now in my life I feel like I’m at another decision making point. I find myself asking is it financially responsible to do this? Will I actually enjoy doing that? Will people think I’m crazy for choosing to go there?

There’s new opportunities out there with big risks, and I’m trying to decide what the best path is for me to take. My improv teachers always say if you’re gonna fail, fail big. So maybe I should start taking that advice.

I saw this post secret card and it really got me thinking about my current situation in life. To start off, I can’t fully agree with the card - I don’t feel like my college didn’t have a lot to offer me. In fact, I think the college I went to, the experiences I had there, and the people I met during those years allowed me to become the person I am today.

However, I do agree with the second part. The first sentence. I have not reached success yet so the second part isn’t for me, yet. (fingers crossed) But I feel like so much of our teenage lives we are focused on what we have to do to get into a good college, so we can get a good job, so we can support our family and all the babies we will inevitably have. The steps never seem to end. When do we get to enjoy where we are and not worry about “the next step?”

I lead a small group of senior high school girls so this has been on my mind lately as they are stressing about choosing the right school so they can get the right job and lead a successful life. That’s a whole lot of pressure for an 18 year old who probably has no idea who they are or what they want out of their life.

I wish I could tell them it is a big decision, you are spending a lot of money after all and it will help determine your path in life for a little while, but you will probably change your mind. A bunch of times. Cause you’re young and inexperienced, and will always want something more out of life. And you know what? That’s totally okay.
I went to school at an expensive private liberal arts college with plans to one day be a great journalist. I graduated, with a ton of debt, and with no aspirations to be a reporter. (Perfect timing am I right?)

Do I regret the decisions I made? No. The friends I made in college, and the professors who taught me, helped me become comfortable with who I am. I’m a pretty quirky person and they accepted me just as I was and encouraged and embraced my weirdness. In that time of my life I needed that. I had felt like I was brushed aside in my high school years and this was one of the first times I realized my voice mattered and people wanted to hear it. I had ideas and things to say that were important and I needed to speak up because of that.

Now to be honest, most of my college friends I’m not super close to anymore, besides two of my roommates. While that used to make me sad, I have realized some people were put in our lives for a short amount of time to teach us lessons. They taught me a big one I could never thank them enough for. I’ve made new friends and transitioned to new phases of my life, and cherish and love the new ones I have right now, who teach me ways to better myself everyday.

In my two years post college I’ve learned more about life and what’s important than ever before. I have learned how to live off very little money, what to do when you actually do run out, and how to accept a very boring job and continue to go there everyday for two years and not want to scream at everyone in sight. Most importantly I’ve learned how important it is not to compare yourself to the success or failures of others. I’m really bad at this but I’m trying to learn it’s okay to not have everything figured out at 24 years old.

Right now in my life I feel like I’m at another decision making point. I find myself asking is it financially responsible to do this? Will I actually enjoy doing that? Will people think I’m crazy for choosing to go there?

There’s new opportunities out there with big risks, and I’m trying to decide what the best path is for me to take. My improv teachers always say if you’re gonna fail, fail big. So maybe I should start taking that advice.


Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.
— Terence McKenna (via breathofdawn)

Yes yes yes yes

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I get the invitation every morning when I wake up to actually live a life of complete engagement, a life of whimsy, a life where love does. It doesn’t come in an envelope. It’s ushered in by a sunrise, the sound of a bird, or the smell of coffee drifting lazily from the kitchen. It’s the invitation to actually live, to fully participate in this amazing life for one more day. Nobody turns down an invitation the White House, but I’ve seen plenty of people turn down an invitation to fully live…
— Bob Goff // Love Does (via meggielynne)

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.

Hugh Laurie (via larmoyante)

I think this was just a sign.

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There was a time where I wanted very badly to be a male model. I saw the guys in the magazines and I thought, ‘I could do that’. So I saved a little money, got a headshot together, and went to the biggest modeling agency in the city. One of the agents there said something to me I will never forget. He said, ‘if you don’t get out of here right now, I’m calling the police.’
— Fred Armisen (via fyportlandia)

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The World Spins Madly On - The Weepies
I thought of you and where you’d gone
And the world spins madly on

nostalgic feeeelings

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I like to color in coloring books, go on picnics, play the ukulele, sing obnoxiously, bake cakes, & write. My favorite food is grapefruit. I love folk music. My life would be complete if I could join Mumford & Sons. My number one goal in life is to be Tina Fey. I want to be a world explorer and travel across the globe. Want to be best friends?

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