"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this."

Henry David Thoreau (via youngfolksociety)

on finding your “fuck it”


“I let life turn me into a rule-abiding curmudgeon this past year, and I’d really like to get back in touch with my inner ‘fuck it’. Also, I would follow Ann’s newsletter around the world.“

That’s how I explained why I was going to Guatemala. Ann’s newsletter, for those who don’t know, is a weekly email sent on Fridays by annfriedman containing an assortment of things she wrote, things she enjoyed, and just things in general. It’s not really a newsletter so much as a list of links and gifs your best friend would have g-chatted you if her new job weren’t so incredibly important and busy.  And that paragraph was what I wrote when asked why I was sending a check to Ann’s best friend to attend their joint-led retreat held this coming Thanksgiving in Central America—where I was going to find my “fuck it.”

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