”Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
– Calvin Coolidge
“Here’s what he doesn’t know yet. I disappear into the person I love. I am the permeable membrane. If I love you, you can have it all. My money, my time, my body, my dog, my dog’s money…. I will assume your debts and project upon you all sorts of nifty qualities you’ve never actually cultivated in yourself. I will give you all this and more… until I am so exhausted and depleted, the only way I can recover is by becoming infatuated with someone else….” – from Eat, Pray, Love.
There’s a reason I said I’d be happy alone. It wasn’t ’cause I thought I’d be happy alone. It was because I thought that if I
loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it.
It’s easier to be alone because what if you learn that you need love and then you don’t have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it? and then… it falls apart. Can you even survive that kind of pain?
Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is… Death ends. This? It could go on forever…
-Meridith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
Paulo Coelho… Enjoy!<3
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
“We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.”
You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. Continue reading
I’m not proud, but I have to confess… I’m still an active member of MySpace. **cringe** I rarely go on there, but I used to blog quite a bit back in the olden days of MySpace. I have hesitated to delete my account mostly because of these blogs. I don’t believe there is a way to export them. In the meantime, I had a brilliant idea. 😀 REPOST!!! Some are actually quite entertaining. Reading them again, years later…. well, makes for interesting self-reflection. Continue reading