“Trust yourself. You’re making the right decision. Everything works out somehow. Life just gets weirder, and better, and worse, and more wonderful. Certainly the 30s are better than the 20s, and those older than I insist that the 40s are even better yet. We are all of us so lucky to be of a time and place where we are free to choose the lives that we want. Think deeply, and you will choose well.”—Kate Bolick
I just came across something I wrote 2 years ago… some things never change, and I find a little bit of comfort in that.
'Summer is almost over and I am actually a little relieved. I need Autumn, it rejuvenates me and makes me want to spend every minute outside with a cozy sweater and copious amounts of coffee watching the leaves change. To me, Autumn feels like falling in love. It's so romantic and pretty and comforting. It is also Maddyx's first Autumn, well sort of last year she was only a couple months old and this year she can run through the leaves. I can't believe how fast that happened. She is turning into such a beautiful little girl. She teaches me new things every single day, she challenges me and makes me grow as a person. I am so thankful that she is in my life.This is a very random post and it's been awhile since I have been on here so what else is worth writing about… AH, Buy the record ‘The Antlers - Hospice’ (it is the best album I have heard in a REALLY long time) And that is really all for now. The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes’
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”—― Ira Glass