I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.
From my weakness, I drew strength that never left me.
Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.
Thank you, Julie <3
Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can.
from his first official paycheck :3 6/14/14
About two months ago on a nice spring day, we spent a few hours exploring nature, enjoying each other’s company, creating memories out of little moments that involved potato balls, gigantic leaves, dancing sprinklers, childhood memories and child-like excitement, physics and biology, rejuvenating music, statues, beautiful flowers, hand-holding, and kindness of strangers who made conversation with us (“water fountain inside?” lady, pro-photographer, cute old ladies, Trojan-fan museum staff). It was an adventure that I still reminisce upon and one that I hope to remember til we become old and wrinkly. Thank you for showing me what it means to be blissfully simple, for always walking beside me, for making me feel warm, and content, and safe.
Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.