For the first time in my life I am very much aware of how much stuff I accumulate and I actively try to work against that force.
Happiness should be an emotion felt by the heart and not purchased with a wallet. Certainly, happiness comes at a price but not the price of money, rather the expense of optimism and faith.
3. Not texting us first.
You own eight pairs of loafers and you can’t remember purchasing one of them. You go into your closet to get dressed and you come out, every time, looking like Mason Disick.
Priorities are weird things.
Don’t wait to tell people how you feel about them. If given the opportunity, seize it. Lay it all out on the line.
No one can say you should make getting a college degree a priority over traveling the world.
Reading must become as natural as eating and breathing to you. It’s not something you do because you feel like it, but because it’s a reflex, a default.
It’s easy to be critical of someone who makes no bones about wanting a life partner. In reality though, falling in love is one of the bravest things you can do. I give props to anyone who prioritizes it.
I don’t mind the occasional conversation with a close friend, but when a near stranger asks me, as they often do, “So you make enough money writing?” or “No offense, but how do you live?” I do everything in my power to not freak out.