Do what you love.

Don't let anyone tell you that doing anything you are passionate about is a waste of time. This world needs more people who are devoted and unashamed to pursue what burns within them, not slowing for the judgement and jealousy (and often misplaced "guidance") of others.

Every step is a moment of learning. The wild-ones harbor no regret, but instead turn towards the future with the dust of our journey displayed proud upon our brow. What a life we have lived, and what more lay before us!

Live your life. Love your life.
Cherish the moments, each and every one of them.

growing pains+ the beauty of expansion / Alice Walker

Quote: Alice Walker /

tumblr_mqmea5M2Lr1ry9w1bo1_500.jpg

Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.