My name is Maggie and I'm an English major at Princeton University, currently in my sophomore year. I love writing, photography, traveling, meeting new people and being in the outdoors. I have no idea what I want to do with my life and I'm currently in full exploration. Sometimes it's hard feeling completely lost, especially when so many people are focused on finding that one set path to success -- but recently, I've been learning to trust myself, and it's been a fantastic journey.
2014 has been a great year for me so far. I've been learning how to be more genuine and authentic to who I am, and I've started to search for that same sincerity in other people as well. Instead of being all over the place and restless to meet new people or see new things, I'm beginning to see the value in simply investing in what I have and making more time for who truly matters to me. This has been a beautiful thing.
I want to share several of my favorite quotes with you. Hopefully they're relevant in some way or the other:
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” - Rumi
“Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.” - Miyamoto Musashi
"Where you invest your love, you invest your life” - Mumford and Sons
“There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.” - Jean-Paul Sartre
“Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.” - John Burroughs
“The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” —Vincent van Gogh
“I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” —Frank Lloyd Wright
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” - Louise Hay
“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”—Rainer Maria Rilke
“Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree.” —Fisher Amelie
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” - Sylvia Plath
If you ever want to reach out or have other quotes to share, hit me up at [email protected] :)
Also, if you're ever in the Princeton area and want to grab a meal, let me know as well.
Have a beautiful day,