Waiting to become something else, waiting to be that person I always thought I was on the verge of becoming, waiting for that life I thought I would have. In high school, I was biding my time until I could become the college version of myself, the one my mind could see so clearly.In college, the post-college “adult” person was always looming in front of me, smarter, stronger, more organized.
And the only thing that I've ever received in return is people thinking that they are faster than me, people thinking that they can make me feel bad about myself just because I let them and people thinking that I have to do whatever they say I should do.
My mother used to teach me "Cinderella is a perfect example to be" but I have learned that Cinderella can go fuck herself, I'm not waiting for anybody, anymore! tags: achievement, breaking-free, changing, cinderella, flying, freedom, fulfilling-your-potential, fulfillment, goodbye-cinderella, growing, inspirational, inspirational-quotes, inspiring, learning, life, life-and-living, limits, living, living-life, personal-fulfillment, personal-limits, potential, running, self-discovery, self-growth, soaring, waiting, your-full-potential “For a long time, she held a special place in my heart.
I don't know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.” ― Ally Condie, “believe that this way of living, this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible, this intense concentration not on the news headlines but on the flowers growing in your own garden, the children growing in your own home, this way of living has the potential to open up the heavens, to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago there was coal.
This way of living and noticing and building and crafting can crack through the movie sets and soundtracks that keep us waiting for our own life stories to begin, and set us free to observe the lives we have been creating all along without ever realizing it. I choose to believe that there is nothing more sacred or profound than this day.
I had visions of life as an adventure, a thing to be celebrated and experienced, but all I was doing was going to work and coming home, and that wasn’t what it looked like in the movies.