Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
This is literally so inspirational to me right now.
I needed this really badly right now.
Money will not follow you to heaven. Your happiness will.
Go after your dreams…mindfully.
I get this post, but if you don’t address very real financial concerns, you’ll find that most people will quit going after their dreams.
Financial security is important. Going after your dreams is important. Feeling happy is important. At the same time, it’s important to address and be aware of all of these things rather than taking comfort in the protective college bubble that shields us from life and life’s very really problems.
I just went to the doctor and had my insurance cover a procedure. It cost $15. Without insurance a simple 45 minute visit would have cost $600. What if I didn’t have insurance? What if I didn’t have the money to cover a cost like that?
Follow your dreams, sure. But if your dreams take place in a competitive field where it’s difficult to make money, you better make sure you have a plan. And you’d better make sure it’s a damned good plan.
You want to be a writer? An artist? An actress? Do it. But make sure you’re that type of person that’s a doer,that has grit, that has a plan, that pulls from a pool strength in times of trouble, that saves up for a rainy day while daring to dream, rather than the type of person that sits at home eating fruit loops bemoaning the fact that they need to pay $600 for a routine procedure and that they are going without.
Whoa whoa whoa. (at Caberfae Peaks Resort)
"The wait itself is a gift of grace. You see, waiting is not only about what you will receive at the end of the wait. Waiting is about what you will become as you wait…Waiting means surrendering your glory. Waiting means submitting to his glory. Waiting means understanding that you were given life and breath for the glory of another. Waiting gives you opportunity to forsake the delusion of your own glory and rest in the God of awesome glory. Only when you do that will you find what you seek, and what you were meant to have: lasting identity, meaning, purpose, and peace in Christ. In this way waiting is is much more than a burden for you to bear; it is a precious gift for you to receive with joy."
For those of you still on the edge of your seat from my polar bear conundrum. I thought to myself: how do polar bears and other animals get stuff off if themselves. To make a long story short I didn’t get a car wash I rubbed my car against a snow drift.
Is there an app that will alert me at the most opportune times to get a car wash in this Michigan winter? My Prius looks like a muddy polar bear. #necessitythemotherofinnovation
"If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart."
"People don’t like love, they like that flittery flirty feeling. They don’t love love - love is sacrificial, love is ferocious, it’s not emotive. Our culture doesn’t love love, it loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without paying anything for it. It’s ridiculous."
"We all know that it is easy to complain, to point out another persons wrong doing or to observe and spotlight inconsistencies and failures. But what takes real commitment, and represents the true character and heart of God within us; is perseverance, despite shortcomings.. It’s standing along side a friend amidst their failings and mistakes, amidst the disappearance of others, and amidst questionable circumstances — and supporting them, in love. No, not agreeing with the mistakes, but agreeing to be around, through the changes and their attempt of out-working their inward commitment. It’s standing beside those whom you call ‘friend’ and promising to be there no matter the trials, errors, scrapes or bruises. It’s standing firm on your word - and being able to say “I am for you, and I am with you on this - lets find these solutions together, lets pray for healing together, and lets see breakthrough together.” Friendship is not a circumstantial view, but a committed vision."