“So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”—The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky (via quote-book)
We all want to grow up. We’re desperate to get there, to grab all the opportunities we can… to live. We’re so busy trying to get out of that nest… We don’t think about the fact that it’s going to be cold out there… really freakin’ cold. Because growing up sometimes means leaving people behind. And by the time we stand on our own two feet… we’re standing there alone.