“I frequently start projects or
ideas that excite me and then one
day, somewhere in the cosmos,
the clock strikes midnight and the
idea turns back into a pumpkin.
Sometimes I wonder if maybe I’m
some sort of energetic rest stop
for ideas on the journey to their
“Maybe I was reaching for authenticity through a funhouse mirror. I didn’t know. I just didn’t want to be who I was. It turns out that’s not a specific enough request.”
— R. Eric Thomas, Here For It(Amazon, Bookshop)
“I do not need anyone’s permission to be this audaciously beautiful, brilliant, and bold. I am not waiting for anyone to co-sign God. I am a breath taking sunrise. Watch me -ebonyjanice
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Nobody wants to do it- not real change, not soul change, not the painful molecular change required to truly become who you need to be. Nobody ever does real transformation for fun. Nobody ever does it on a dare. You do it only when your back is so far against the wall that you have no choice anymore.