I was sipping coffee, comfortably slouched in a massive leather chair of a Starbucks cafe, listening to a damn good podcast rattle away in my tri-colored Bose earbuds, when two girls in their latter teen years sat down at a…
I hold this world in the palm of my hand and it’s on me to decide where I leave my fingerprints.
One of the most complicated combination of feelings is being both tough and sensitive. You’ve been through so much and are pretty strong, but it doesn’t take much for you to worry or be upset over something someone did or said.
Do something you’re afraid of doing. Conquering a fear can be one of the most liberating things in the world.
You can take as many personality tests on the back of tabloids as your heart desires, but you won’t feel like any ready-made combination of words defines you in all accuracy.
You will never be happy with your life if you’re always focusing on your mistakes, failures, and shortcomings.
If you want to have impact on the future, bring as much joy as possible to the present.
Would younger me be proud of current me?
Don’t believe in dreams, believe in goals.
I used to adore knick-knacks, spent money mindlessly and filled a deep void with “stuff.” I cared about the newest phone, the latest purse, expensive shoes and owning the best computer. I saw value in material things without treasuring the world around me – which set me up for constant disappointment.