“Pulling back every once in a while to see how far you’ve gotten is also important, ‘because you can see your accomplishments within the big picture, instead of measuring yourself against the larger, scarier reality.'”
– The Power of Small, Why Little Things Make All the Difference
“I was told many times that I should stay at Microsoft and be grateful for the job I had there. And I believe in being grateful. But don’t let gratefulness hide the hunger that you have within.” – Karen X. Cheng
in the way they can preach to me.
but if i see them on that elevated place, the hill past the battleground they’ve conquered. the story they are able to tell because of it.
that makes me look up.
(i’m inspired by their life’s story // it was never about the advice they could give.)
in the morning, that I could pour my tiredness into a sparkly capsule and drink it at bedtime.
in the night, that I could pour my energy into a cup and drink it with my breakfast cereal.
– childhood thoughts
I wish in the times I felt hopeless / depressed / scared –
I could remember how wonderful it is to be alive, all that I have access to,
to create, to do, to experience & give.
– Oct 27, 2016
some moments will wrap you in a truth so bitter
and you will have to decide if that’s a truth and a reality you want to live by
and if not,
you have to do the work of creating a new truth
with the courageous
you’ll just hate being the mediocre version of yourself. and through that, you’ll find the courage and bravery and north star to be your best self.
and then you’ll walk into the next moment, and have to do it all over again.