What if you didn’t give up? from Alexandra Franzen. Her superpower is a crazy fierce mix of motivation and inspiration, and this post is all the proof you need. In it, she says, “You can quit right now. Un-enroll. Hand in your notice. Shut down the website. Pack up your case and go home. Never play a note again. Fuck it. Or you can decide that following that persistent longing in your heart—the longing to create, to write, to make a difference in the unique way that you feel called to do it—is worth just a little more patience.”
10 Behaviors of Genuine People, a list, a way of being worth aspiring to—actual, real, sincere, honest.
And then that one time on Twitter we all just became human and I laughed until I gave myself a headache from The Bloggess. If you are having a bad day, read these tweets and I guarantee you’ll feel better, and you’ll have a good laugh so it’s a win/win.
And if that doesn’t make you feel better, try this list, 20+ Cats Who Immediately Regretted Their Poor Life Choices on Bored Panda.
Elizabeth Duvivier is blogging every day for the month of November. Two of my favorite posts so far are this island of tranquility, and season of bittersweet, in which she shares this quote from Daniell Koepke, “Despite what you may believe, you can disappoint people and still be good enough. You can make mistakes and still be capable and talented. You can let people down and still be worthwhile and deserving of love. Everyone has disappointed someone they care about. Everyone messes up, lets people down, and makes mistakes. Not because we’re inadequate or fundamentally inept, but because we’re imperfect and fundamentally human. Expecting anything different is setting yourself up for failure.”
What you won’t read on social media about living the dream from Life is Limitless. Life is tender and terrible, beautiful and brutal—keep your heart open.
Joyful and Exuberant, inspiration from Marc Johns. Trust me, go read it now.
Jamie Greenwood on Working For Yourself and Getting To The Heart of What’s True, a really great podcast.
Wisdom from Justine Musk, “Maybe you’re tired because you’re repressing so much of yourself.”
Jill Salahub writes about the tenderness and the terror, the beauty and the brutality of life, and of her efforts to keep her heart open through it all on her blog, A Thousand Shades of Gray.