Found this quote today from a friend who has been through similar experiences in her life as I have and working hard to become something in a not-so-easy way. This quote is the very beating of my heart, and something not everyone understands or agrees with. And that is okay.
There are many times I have feelings in my heart ,or thoughts in my head that I can’t wrap my tongue around to make into words. I think that is why I’m obsessed with quotes – I can find some that take my thoughts or experiences or feelings and make them into words and it’s the best feeling in the world to finally be able to express yourself, albeit through someone else’s words.
“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
— Chris McCandless