One of the most empowering and awe inspiring moments I recall from my childhood was a day when I was 8 or 9 and it dawned on me fully that my parents were people and individuals just like me, and they had a relationship with each other that predated me and wasn’t about me, even though it was the relationship that led to me and my sister being here. This meant I, too, as a kid, was empowered to have a life of my own that wasn’t about my parents, or anybody else. As I went through my teens and so on, this realization developed into a clear understanding that the world doesn’t revolve around me, even though I’m absolutely within my rights to be self actualized and want what I want and go after it, etc.

"It is not defeat that destroys you, it is being demoralized by defeat that destroys you."

- Imran Khan

JJ: I would follow Tots off a cliff if she said it were the right way to go.

esse quam videri

I need to run or I am going to lose my fucking mind. 

Tonight, I learned why you cannot love someone else without loving yourself first. You simply do not know how.

Do not forget to care about yourself. Do that first.