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Do What You Love, Even When It Sucks
Originally posted on Ellie Hartleb:
Acclaimed sportswriter Red Smith said, “Writing is easy; you just open a vein and bleed.” As it turns out, Red was right — writing is a lonely, sometimes soul-sucking battle. Throughout my writing history, the main players have been myself, a pen, a legal pad and a laptop. After years of trying to master the craft, I have learned only a few things: Mastery is impossible, My best writing is first produced by hand in the middle of the night, and I love this, even when I hate it. On the eve of my fourth semester of college, I have realized that growing up to do what I love is more difficult (and more expensive) than I ever imagined. College has taken a lot of mental, physical and financial strain lately. It has both affirmed that my lifelong love of writing will one day be my full time job, and has made me question, more than ever, whether I really belong in this atmosphere. As it turns out, loving what I…
When You Let Nothing Get to You, Then You’re Absolutely Free.
Originally posted on F R E E D O M:
If you’re reading this: “So far, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days. Congratulations. Keep going.” I saw the quote while scrolling through Instagram and found it motivational. I thought back to the times where I thought that I’ve failed at everything and that things were over. I still remember a time where I could not accept failure, criticism or personal responsibility. All the times I felt scared, so scared of what might happen that I couldn’t get myself to even take a step out of my room. Fast forward to today. I realized, I survived because I dared to. I dared to try. I made moves, no matter how bad it seemed. I made choices. I moved on. And now looking back, I couldn’t really imagine my life without those choices, even if they weren’t the best of choices – even though the narrative doesn’t make much sense to other people – it makes sense to me. And looking back, without courage, being daring, making…
My college experience
Thoughtful Thursday: Anchor Yourself
Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So
Originally posted on the bookish khaleesi:
Hello all! Today I decided to take part in my first ever Top Ten Tuesday! I keep seeing these from other bloggers and decided I should give it a go as an attempt to get more active. I have been so inactive that it’s not cool anymore. So it’s time.. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Broke and Bookish This week’s topic is quotes from books I’ve read in the past year that I’ve loved ❤ This is going to be so hard and fun! So let’s get started! 😀 Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas ❤ 2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs 3. The Wrath and the Dawn – Renee Ahdieh 4. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo 5. The Rose Society – Marie Lu 6. Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover 7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling 8. Dreams of Gods & Monsters – Laini Taylor 9. Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge 10. Red Queen –…
How I Went From Journalism Dreams to Pastoral Counseling
Originally posted on Tara Pook:
Last week I began the second year of my Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care masters program. And despite having a few semesters under my belt, I’m still asked the following: Wait, what happened to journalism? So are you trying to be a pastor? The reason behind my career goal evolution can best be summed up in Proverbs 16:9, “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Just a few short years ago, I thought I had it all planned out. Upon graduating with a journalism degree, I would secure an amazing internship at my favorite magazine (they would love me of course), and I would be right on track to becoming the editor-in-chief of my own magazine. From there I’d work my way to the top while squeezing in a 2-year stint of graduate school. It made sense and I didn’t see how it couldn’t happen. Until well, it didn’t. I didn’t get that dream internship. I didn’t get any internship to be honest. Instead I…
Quotes That Inspire Me
Originally posted on JalaynaCarter.com:
Good = risk aversion. Best = messy, stupid, dedicated, mistake-ridden, depressing and fulfilling success.
My Favourite Last Sentences
Originally posted on Blu Chicken Ninja A few months ago I shared my favourite first sentences in books and so today I decided to share my favourite last sentences. I am just going to put a big spoiler warning on this post since you know, last sentences and all that. “I am haunted by humans.” – The Book Thief So I loved Death in The Book Thief. Like I haven’t been able to finish the movie because they cut out my favourite character. The thing I love so much about him is that he is just doing his job, and death is a pretty bad thing to happen to someone. But… Read more…
Know Yourself, Know Your Worth.
Originally posted on CHASITY S. COOPER:
“Oh Lord – know yourself, know your worth.” – Drake It’s been a minute since I’ve penned a personal post, so here it goes. For the last month or so, I’ve really taken the time to reflect on my worth as an individual, and how I am adequately projecting that image to the world. Being the self-aware individual that I am, I’ve found that re-discovery periods like these have sent me down a rabbit hole, which can sometimes make the process even more difficult. But I’ve learned that being open to the journey and specific about what you want are vital keys to the exploration phase. Speaking from experience, it is uncomfortable, daunting and down right scary to look into the mirror and ask yourself, “Who are you? What’s your purpose? And where in the heck are you going?” If you know me, I am my own worst critic and I tend to put and insane amount of pressure on myself. Especially when you’re uncertain about what is next, it can…