Realising how alone you are when you’re upset and know one wants to be there for you
You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score.
You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth. But that’s all.❞
Cheryl Strand (via emotional-algebra)
I’ve been thinking so much about this topic/problem lately. As someone who works with her hands for a living, being a pastry chef is incredibly rewarding. Though sometimes I don’t make as much as I’d like too, it only bothers me when someone equates my success to a lump sum of money. For someone my age who’s accomplished as much as I have, with my illnesses; I don’t think there’s any amount of money that can make me as proud as a freshly baked pie or loaf of bread, and the smile on customer’s faces as they take that first bite.