Friday, November 11, 2011
words worth reading
a favorite excerpt from "Dear John Letter to My 20s" by Erin Gates
One very important thing you’ve taught me Twenties, is that life is messy. It’s never the way you pictured it would be and it never will be. It might be better or it might be worse - or perhaps just totally, unexpectedly different.
You can’t predict how you’ll feel or what will happen tomorrow. I think the most important lesson you showed me, and late in the game at that, is that trying to mold my life using the strict rules and assumptions I set out with will never work and will only create hostility and unhappiness. I learned from you that the “not knowing” is what makes it beautiful and exciting.
But with that said, big changes, or maybe just small ones, await and I’m kind of psyched to see where they take me.