Does anyone else wish they could glimpse into their future, just for a second, to see how things will be and see if insecurities eventually work themselves out?
I find my mind constantly worrying about the same things, and if I could just for a second see that I eventually work past it, that would be so comforting.
- Anthony Hopkins (via thatkindofwoman)
Sometimes it makes me a little sad that we only have one life to live. I’m chilling at work right now and thinking about how much I love how my life is going right now in lots of respects (awesome job, good friends and family, adorable cat and dog, lovely apartment), but there’s so much out there that I will never get to do and experience for sheer lack of time.
I will never know what it would be like to be a young dancer living in NYC trying to make it on broadway, or a 25 year old yoga instructor and used book seller living on the outskirts of Portland after returning from spending a year working at her extended family’s organic farm (at least I won’t know first hand what it’s like. I have friends who do these things and I am envious of their stories, but in a healthy way).
I think that’s why I used to want to be a film/tv actress - not for the fame and money, but for the chance to really dive in and live life as another person so different from your real self. I think that’s also why I love tumblr and blogging so much…it’s an opportunity to not only express who I am and who I want to be, but it’s my chance to glimpse into the lives of all these fascinating individuals who are living lives I wish I could have the chance to experience (but not as a replacement for the life I am currently living.)
Does anyone else feel this way or am I just a crazy dreamer?
- Sylvia Plath (via selfinspiration)