note to me

“You don’t become brave from a lack of fear. You become brave by being really really afraid of things, but doing them anyway. My bravery is a spine made of more wishbone than backbone, an incessant need to shake the world instead of live in it.”


Note to self (and therefore, all of you):

There is no right and wrong choice. I’m not talking about whether or not you should break into that car and steal the stereo (do people still do that?) or if you should get the chicken or the steak.

The choices we make are simply that. A decision. With no qualifier. No right or wrong.

Lately I’ve been thinking about how we (aka I) view our lives. It seems that we imagine it like a puzzle. There is some predetermined picture that we must frustratingly recreate with all of our jagged pieces. And I can understand this theory. Just like puzzle pieces, there have been times when I know something was not the right match but I struggled to make it fit. Ultimately, it results in frustration and pain and regret.

But lucky for us, I’m convinced it doesn’t work that way.

No choice that you make will make or break a path for you. This lovely life is not linear. We don’t have to abide by any kind of step by step process. Because your life does not become anything. It is never resolute. Instead, it is forever dynamic.

Living each moment just to get to the next is exhausting. You’ve kind of just got to live, instead.

I’m a rusher and I like to get things done (or over with, if I don’t particularly enjoy it). And I realllllyyyyy dislike it. Personally, I’ve been working on slowing done and loving this right now.

Being on the cusp of graduation, I get asked a lot what I’m going to do next. And the answer is I don’t know.

I’ll figure it out sooner or later, but I don’t know.

But the good news is I’ll be doing it. Neither right or wrong. But it’ll be for me.

Big life decisions are terrifying and anxiety producing 100%. But beautiful and courage-seeking and blindly trusting as well.

Relax and just take peace in doing this whole life thing.

Life can honestly change in any moment. And those truly are just words until it happens to you. Don’t trap your decisions into a binary system.

You’re doing an awesome job. And if you keep being the truest of yous, it’ll stay that way.

Best of luck,


P.S. Did that make any sense? yolo it did for me



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