I love words.
Must come as a shock from a girl who has her own blog, and writes for the pure pleasure of doing so huh?... Sike.
I'm that girl who has a million things to say, but sometimes the organization of those words, doesn't come out as eloquently as I would like them to, so I find a quote. In fact it's one of my favorite hobbies: to scroll through the internet, finding bits of fantastic writing that apply to my life either literally, or futuristically. I thought I might share a few with you in hopes they make you feel the same way.
Without this one, I'm not sure I would have even started college. Although, the beautiful thing about this quote, is that there are so many beginnings and firsts in this life, and so many chances to start over. I think it's a great reminder of the capabilities we have as people to be who we want, and live the life we want to, if only we have the courage to do so.
we are hard pressed on all sides,but not crushed:perplexed but not in despair:persecuted but not ABandoned: struck down but not destroyed. Therefore I will not lose heart.
Talk about saving grace verse in this sea of confusion called college. I love to remember this when all seems lost: I'm drowning in homework, I had the bare minimum amount of sleep, or I'm really missing home. How good to know that when it seems you've reached the breaking point, God's got you to say "You're not done yet, and you can do it."
Everything's a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It's up to you.
This is from one of my favorite books Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (I would also highly recommend this for a good read by the way). I like quotes that spin perspective, and I'd never heard something like this before. When you really think about it, not doing what you want is the risk. Not taking the risky job, not going on the risky vacation, you risk missing out on life experiences by choosing not to takes risks, just like if you would take them.
Where you invest your life, there your heart will be also
This last weekend I went on a retreat with my college youth group where we learned a lot about our relationships with other people and ourselves. Randy Gariss was the speaker here, and, man, if I could put his messages on my blog, I bet I would get some attention. Anyways, this quote came from him, and it has a lot more too it than you think. It's the same concept of, what you put into it: sports, academics, family, friends, is what you'll get out of it. The second I take a half step back from a person, my heart will take a whole step. The more you put into the people you love, the more your heart will grow to care about them. Insert anything else in the same place as people you love, and you'll get the same result.
For growth to occur, YOu have to be uncomfortable.
I'm not sure where I heard this quote, but it's one of my least favorites because this one has put me in situations where I didn't feel comfortable, safe, or even like myself. But it's in these situations that I learned the most about myself, and came out way stronger, smarter, more courageous than before. So while it sucks in the moment, I look back and realize it's gotten me a lot further than any of the others, so I'll give it some credit.
Sadly, I wasn't the person to come up with the wisdom to come up with these quote, but man am I glad someone was.
To express, explain, and exclaim the lessons life continually throws at me, and my take on how to deal.