Thoughts from Books (#3)

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”

Some people believe that I have my life in order, and that I know exactly what I want to do and how to attain it. Honestly, though, I don’t. I’m struggling just like everyone else. Am I good enough? Does anyone actually like me? These thoughts plague my mind continually, and are some of my deep-rooted insecurities.

It’s okay if you don’t “have it all together.” Don’t be ashamed of your problems or discouraged by your thoughts. Don’t hide behind a mask of “perfection” and good behaviour because it’s expected of you; let others know that you are just as broken as they are, if not more so. Don’t just be someone who others can look up to; be someone that they can relate to. Be a friend. Be honest – both to yourself, and to others. Let’s stop pretending and struggle together.

Which quotes have resonated with you lately?

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Thoughts from Books (#2)

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”

It’s funny how much your life can change in a matter of a few months, both for better and for worse. The former is quite easy to deal with. For the latter, it is important to realize that change is a natural and necessary part of life; we are always experiencing changes, whether they’re small, like trying out a new hairstyle, or large, like the end of a relationship. The only thing that we can do is move forward with the realization that these changes have led us to become stronger, wiser individuals than we were previously – even if we can’t see it straight away.

Which quotes have resonated with you lately?

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