the great thing about real life is that there is no “the hero,” no one person who saves the day, no single individual who changes all our fates. instead, we are all heroes in our own way. we all rise and fall and rise again, we all conquer and save. on the one hand, that is what makes life scary - no one will come swooping in, no one will save you from years of bad choices in one single sweep. but that is also what makes it great - you can change your own fate, you can change your choices, you can change your own story. unlike the movies, and books and songs you love - you hold all the power, the reigns to your own life. you have all you need, you just need to figure out how to access it, how to become the person you admire. and i guess, that’s life - all this time to figure out how to live up.
— marina v., (s)hero.