"I really do hope you guys appreciate the people you have in your life. And please take time to talk to them—like, REALLY talk to them. Learn, be interested, share your feelings, connect with them like they’re actually people. It’s so easy to get caught up in ourselves (I know I fucking do) but when it’s all over the legacy one leaves behind will most likely not be found in THINGS, but by the lives they’ve touched and filtered through in various ways."
"When people tell you who they are, Maya Angelou famously advised, believe them. Just as importantly, however, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them. You are the only custodian of your own integrity, and the assumptions made by those that misunderstand who you are and what you stand for reveal a great deal about them and absolutely nothing about you."
"Venturing out of your comfort zone may be dangerous, yet you do it anyway. Our ability to grow is directly proportional to an ability to entertain the uncomfortable."