I totally fell in love with @elizabeth_gilbert_writer
this past weekend when I saw her first time on the stage @living_wholly
. I have been thinking about ever since what she said. “When I was struggling to become a writer, a wise older woman once said to me, "What are you willing to give up, in order to have the life you keep saying you want?" I said, "You're right — I really need to start learning how to say no to things I don't want to do." Older woman corrected me: "No, it's much harder than that. You need to learn how start saying no to things you DO want to do, with the recognition that you have only one life, and you don't have time and energy for everything." 💥 💥 Practice saying "I love you, but I'm letting you go." 😱😱😱😱 “I don't know what the thing is (or things are) that you need to start saying no to, in order to live the life you keep saying you want” 🎤 drop What are you willing to give up? You can love your friends and know at the same time you need to move to a different city. You can love staying up, while also knowing that it makes you tired to focus in the morning. You can love the attention you get from him/her and know that it is not going anywhere. All the things that you love might be blocking you from the life you truly desire.