The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, “If you will take care of me, I will take care of you.” Now I say, “I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.”Jim Rohn
Sara Bareilles, can I marry you?
Past relationships are alma maters.
You entered and left as two completely different people.
(Hopefully) you learned a ton, but it always seems a few lessons were learned a bit too late.
Nostalgia hits often.
But, at the end of the day, remember to not be the creepy oldie who can’t seem to let go; move on.
Hands down, I’m too proud for love.
But with eyes shut - it’s you I’m thinking of.
I’m wonderstruck, blushing all the way home.
Just a little bit.
But whatever happens, happens. As my man Lupe says, "even if they turn the lights out, the show is going on!"
I wish I wrote the way I thought;Benedict Smith, I Wish I Wrote The Way I Thought (via jececilia)
With maddening hunger.
I’d write to the point of suffocation.
I’d write myself into nervous breakdowns,
Manuscripts spiralling out like tentacles into abysmal nothing.
And I’d write about you
a lot more
than I should.
but if I built you a city - would you let me? or would you tear it down?
but there you go for the last time.
i finally know now what i should have known then
and i could still be ruthless, if you let me.
Even as I hold you, I am letting you go.Alice Walker (via jececilia)
The only three things I care about:
At this point in my life, nothing else matters. And I am very much cognizant that it is a short, perfect list.
I can talk to you about the Sharks?
You’re a keeper.
There’s a greater purpose we serve.
Special Education is my calling. I know it.
Whether it’s in the form of teaching, public policy, or litigation - this realm is exactly where my heart belongs.
I feel so silly, actually. In the past few months, I’ve focused my energy onto such trivial dilemmas. And, in all reality, there’s a greater purpose we, as human beings, serve. It has brought me the clear realization that there are challenges my students face every. single. damn. day. And who am I to complain of my silly matters?
Though there is criticism in working too much and investing “too much of your heart into your job” - how could I not?! This isn’t just a job that I simply hold - these are the lives of my students that I have forever been intertwined with. I am 100% invested in this journey, and I refuse to be distracted by anything else.
This is where my heart is. There is where my heart will be invested for the next few years. And I am so thankful for this gift of service. Merci bou coup, God.