Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.
You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.
If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.
Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference.
Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary."
— Julien Smith (via thisnostalgicheart)
have you ever gotten to that certain point in the school year where you just
Ah, yes. The second day.
i wish i had friends i could just call up at like 2am and be like “lets chill or go for a walk” and they would do it
This has been an unusually unlucky week—or, at least, it’s seemed that way.
On Wednesday night, as I was biking home from a movie, my bike tire went flat. I had to lock it up, bus home, and scramble the next morning to get it into a shop. I got the tire fixed, but now I find my derailleurs…
— What I needed to hear (via exoticwild)