It’s only as challenging as it is rewarding. It’s the type of place that won’t just give — it will expect more of you, it will ask that you earn.
Not all loss is the same. There’s the severing of paths and there’s permanent loss and there’s tragedy. They all hurt, but to different extents and in different ways.
A thought process, an expectation, a desire can become habitual — so much so that you may not realize you no longer need or even want it. You are simply so familiar with needing and wanting it, that your instinctual reaction to giving it up is definitively opposed.
We grow out of wonder in so many ways, and it’s such a shame because it is wonder and wanderlust that most often lead us down the path of an unlikely adventure. Losing that leads us to seek exhilaration and adrenaline in often more destructive settings.
There are far more circumstances that come without guarantee than there are those that do, so risk is an inevitability at certain points if we wish to avoid stagnation, or resigning ourselves to situations with which we are dissatisfied.
We already know that the bounds of that narrow definition are challenged regularly, but it seems that many people forget, or perhaps don’t realize, that true love does not need to be solely between significant others — or that others other than “significant others” can be significant and true.
There are so many better ways to spend your money than on trying to achieve “cool.” Save those precious pennies.
There are times when we need to self-pity, when it serves its purpose — and of course, there are times where try as we might, we cannot elude its grasp. But there are other times — many times — when it is self-indulgent, unproductive, and entirely avoidable.
It endows you with lifelong skills, countless lessons, and an unfaltering love and appreciation for the unique joy of being immersed in something, utterly in your element, and realizing — this is your domain, this is where you belong.
Someone with hopes and disappointments — someone who’s more than just a face among faces in a crowd, to someone they are the face sought out amidst the blur of others.