Those two pieces of advice have shaped my career as a writer and a producer of books for other people.
This post is for people who are like me: sorta broke (but ~woke~), sorta lost, and sorta hate using the term “adulting” because you seem to be so damn bad at it. Am I making enough money? Is this the right career move? When’s the last time I got my teeth cleaned? Sh*t rent was due yesterday. I’m broke, but wanna go to Sweetgreen?
Doing something you “love” doesn’t mean you’ll love it all the time.
People don’t want to see you in your writing. They want to see themselves in it.
If you’re telling yourself that it’s OK to be writing something bad because you can always come back and fix it later, it takes a lot of the pressure off.” — Marissa Meyer
Most people write only with themselves in mind, and not with an audience in mind. And that is precisely the reason why no one cares about their writing.
You’ll have to go on some mediocre dates. You might even kiss a few frogs.
Writing is boring. It’s unnatural. It’s basically sitting and staring at a screen and typing into a keyboard.
Being introverted isn’t about being weak, it’s about understanding what makes you strong.
Loving yourself is not a destination. Loving yourself is a muscle you build. It’s a choice you make, every single day, in the same way, you must choose to love another person through the good times and the bad.