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My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.
—  Maya Angelou

I hope everyone out there that has a passion, whether it be writing, cooking, drawing- whatever it is, I hope they know that it’s lovely. Your passion is nothing to be embarrassed about. If you love doing it, then it doesn’t matter what other people think. You enjoy yourself and have fun.

There’s something about closed door meetings and $700 blazers that will make you miss drinking $6 wine out of the back of a pickup truck and not washing your hair for 3 days straight and wearing sweatpants to Calc class. And even if you’ve never felt like you’ve completely left this part of your life behind, once you get to a certain point, it’s not the same anymore. So make as many bad decisions and take as many pictures and skip as many classes as you can get away with because those days will soon be few and far between and then eventually just memories.

“I just leaned on Tessa and she was so strong… the only time I felt comfortable was when I had her hand in mine and was looking into her eyes.”

-Scott talking about his emotional struggles during the 2016/17 season