"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
- Veronica A. Shoffstall, “After a While,” 1971. (via attheheartofme)
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"The only way to truly escape the mundane is for you to constantly be evolving. Whether you choose to aim high, or aim low. Enjoy each day for what it is."
- Izaya Orihara (via laughingsnowflake)
(Source: kudakerogetsu, via thatkindofwoman)
"The best advice I can come up with is this: Keep your living expenses LOW. The smaller you live (materially-speaking), the bigger you can live (creatively-speaking). This way the stakes aren’t so high…you aren’t demanding of your passion that it keeps you living a rich life. Then you can stretch and grow with the most possible freedom. This was my strategy in my 20’s, and it’s the reason I worked really hard to avoid all debts, and to keep my lifestyle really manageable. If I’d been saddled with a big life, I don’t think I ever could have found my way forward to the freedom I have now."
Elizabeth Gilbert’s advice for people who want to turn their passion into a career, a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice.
Also see how to avoid work and do what you love.
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