Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.
Jennifer Elisabeth, Introduction to the Born Ready book (via quotes-shape-us)
"It’s not the mountain that we conquer but ourselves." A quote by the first guy to climb Mt. Everest, written it Sanskrit in honor of my Buddhism. I got this tattoo about a year and a half ago while I was going through many things. Little did I know then how much of a reminder it would become in the future.
When somebody makes you laugh when you’re sad, that’s the most enjoyable laugh you’ll ever experience.
Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.
It was strange how your brain could know what your heart refused to accept.
He’s the type of person who loves the idea of being an outsider because he thinks by not belonging it makes him superior in some way. What he doesn’t get is that the real outsiders would do anything to be on the inside. A real outsider can’t be seen at all. They’re people who look like they belong when inside they know they don’t. They’re people who would do anything to appear normal, while harboring the secret knowledge that they’re anything but normal.
I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love.
Reality: Having to work all day with your younger brothers cremated remains in a priority express box sitting next to you on your desk. Because no one is home to sign.
The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.