“Breathe, my friend. You are not old, you are young. You are not a mess, you are normal. Extraordinary, perhaps. In the blink of an eye your life will change. And it will continue to change for decades to come. Enjoy it, embrace it…be grateful for the ride. You are not old, you are young. And faith will get you everywhere. Just you wait.”—Abby Larson, advice for her 23 year old self (via academiainpractice)
“I love you, but I’m mad at you is one of the most freeing, important things you can say in a stable relationship. Does that make sense? To know that you have the ability and the right to be mad at someone and know that it doesn’t mean things are over, that it doesn’t mean things are irreparable. That it just means I’m mad, but God, I love you. I love you. Now leave me alone.”—Unknown (via quotethat)
Sometimes I really wonder why I went the direction I did. Don’t get me wrong, I love art history…but I wonder if I could be more secure with another job if I didn’t fall into the trap of hating math. It was honestly all in my head.
Kind of weird to think about. And important for thinking about how what people say influence what people think they are good at/what they can do.
“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”—Andy Rooney (via simply-quotes)
After years of studying hard and pulling all-nighters, it’s finally the day you’ve been waiting for: commencement. As you walk up to receive your diploma, you take a quick glance at your parents up in the stands and realize how fast time has past since the days of them dropping you off at school.…
“Students of art history become students of the world. They study world history, religion, literature, philosophy, and psychology, among other fields. The broad exposure to so many different areas of study enables the student to fathom art, history and the human condition as a whole, where a change in one of these affects the rest. Students gain an understanding of human thought and emotion, as they are in the present and as they were in the past. Art history explores the governing philosophies behind our visual world: the rules and definitions of aesthetics. The study of aesthetics arms students with the tools to identify artwork, artists, architecture, and the ideology behind them. From this stems an awareness of the interconnectedness of art history and human action. To the appreciative student, the exploration of what it is to be human and the visual expression of humanness that art history offers, makes art history a priceless gem of a subject.”—