>birthday thoughts7:23 AM
Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.
- John le Carre
I always take great comfort in that quote. It's a poetical way of saying you never know anything until you've walked a mile in the shoes of someone else. It's also acknowledging that we all are survivors of some sort; we've all been through pain and trauma.
But how many people actually take the next step towards healing from that? I'm fortunate to know many people that have but am aware of many more that have not. Some refuse to even acknowledge that they haven't done any healing work. Yet behavior is always the biggest teller of truth, and that I am finding is even more true than it seems.
I'm ready to turn 27. I have never felt so beautiful and capable in my life. I have also never felt so positive that the 30's are going to be great. I now see the 20's for what they are - an awkward time of figuring out what you're going to do with the rest of your life and who you really are beyond just your interests and activities.
Life is a beautiful, precious gift we should all make the best out of.