Say yes to everything. Life is about taking risks; going on that road-trip on a whim, accepting the invitation to that date, meeting strange and wonderful people, applying to your dream job even when you are egregiously under-qualified or overqualified, falling in love even when the future is completely uncertain, making that work of art despite all the odds that anyone would ever appreciate it, flying to a far-off place not knowing anything about the language or the culture. Say yes, no matter the risk, no matter how scary the outcomes may seem. When you grow older, the things you are going to remember are the crazy adventures, the mistakes that helped you learn, and the moments when you played with chance. No one is going to remember the moments of safety and sameness. I want to live a life worth telling stories about. This is why I need to say yes to everything.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain