I have so many feelings right now, some good, some bad.

I need to stop romanticizing cities and places. Any city can be amazing if you really put forth the effort to have a good time. But it doesn’t matter where you live if you spend all your time at home.
I will travel and experience this world and make the most out of the life I have been given.

But first, I’m on a mission to appreciate where I live, who I love, and what I have already.



I don’t want to learn in a classroom anymore. I want to travel and talk to people and learn that way. I want to learn as I go, gathering knowledge and not being rigorously tested on it. I don’t want to lose passion in the things I like because of the worry of exams. I want to fuelled by snippets of knowledge I gain from people and be inquisitive. School has stolen my passion for the things I’m interested in and I hate it for that.

There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone. The balance is always uncertain and provisional; it’s always a matter of dissatisfaction, give-and-take, and sacrifice…It’s up to each of us to balance the risks and rewards—to trade, in right proportion, loneliness for freedom, explicability for mystery, and the knowable for the unknown within ourselves.
Joshua Rothman, from Virginia Woolf’s Idea Of Privacy  (via hello-mint)