aesthetic muscle

We live in an age where we feel guilt whenever we have to cut someone off but the reality is that some relationships do need to die, some people do need to be unfollowed and defriended. We aren’t meant to be this tethered to the people in our past. The Internet mandates that we don’t burn bridges and keep everyone around like relics but those expectations are unrealistic and unhealthy. Simply put, we don’t need to know what everyone else is up to. We’re allowed to be choosy about who we surround ourselves with online and in real life, even if it might hurt people’s feelings.
—  Ryan O’Connell, You Don’t Have To Be Friends With Everybody
Life is like a camera. Just focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out the way you intended, then just take another shot.
Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are with what you have. Just… start.
—  jeoma Umebinyuo
Never be afraid or embarrassed to struggle. There is absolutely no shame in working hard to get to where you want to be. No shame!