priorities

When Lin-Manuel Miranda was a 10-year-old kid with wild daydreams of Academy Awards success, he used to boast to his mother that he was going to bring her as his Oscar date.

On Tuesday he was nominated for his first Oscar as composer of the best original song How Far I’ll Go from Disney’s Moana.

Good to his word, Miranda is already focusing on making sure his mother looks great on the red carpet.

“We gotta get my mom a dress. I’ve promised her she was coming with me to the Oscars since I was 10,” Miranda says. “Obviously the first priority, is getting my mom looking nice. I can wear any old penguin suit.” (x)

I need to become my own person again.
I need to stop waiting around for when others will have time for me. I need to stop feeling like I’m someone’s second or third or fourth priority. I need to rediscover what I like and who I am, rediscover my love for things and people, for world.
I need to find myself again.
—  Diary Of A Heartbreak
But that’s just how it is, that’s how life works. You don’t get to have the best of both worlds. You have to determine what’s important. You have to choose what takes priority in your life, and if you don’t then the decision is made for you.
—  Something I’m learning @amey-winehouse