“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours. It is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”—This quote is so beautiful (via savarnas)
My whole life I’ve been telling myself “don’t be affraid.”
And it is only now that I’m realizing how stupid that is. Don’t be afraid. Like saying “don’t move out of the way when someone tries to punch you” or “don’t flinch at the heat of fire” or “don’t blink.” Don’t be human.
I’m afraid and you’re afraid and we’re all always going to feel afraid, because that’s the point.
What I should be telling myself is “be afraid, but do it anyway.”
even just for a little while, to be without everyone i know. to get away for a little while. to be able to feel true happiness again. to be able to control things for myself, to not have to follow the majority. i just need time to wander. i need to freedom to go at my own pace, my own way. i can’t be held back like this anymore, i just want to go. i can’t be around these people anymore, these places. i need new, i need exciting, i need change. because i want to be happy.