There are people we meet in life who miss being important to us by inches, days, or heartbeats. Another place or time or a different emotional frame of mind and we would willingly fall into their arms; gladly take up their challenge or invitation. But as it is, we encounter them when we are discontent or content and they are not. Whatever they are, we are not… and vice versa. Two trains going in different directions that pass for a few powerful moments at full speed, blasting noise and wind but then they are gone. Whatever serious chemistry might have been possible if, isn’t.

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the things not meant for you.

Buddha

There is a fine line between falling in love with someone and merely being obsessed with the idea of them. Know where you stand; reality won’t always coincide with your expectations.

Anonymous asked: how are you?

Aside from slowly adjusting to some life transitions, I’m quite alright haha. Making the most of my summer and working a little bit. What about yourself?

Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep travelling honestly along life’s path.

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