"You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch. Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.

You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.

If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.

Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference.

Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary."

Julien Smith, The Flinch (via yesdarlingido)

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Leaves 🍂 // #aspen #aspentrees #yellow #themeeting10 #fall #autumn #colorado

the most comforting colors to me.

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he kidnapped her from work, flew her to portland, drove her to the gorge, and had us waiting at the waterfall to capture this perfectly orchestrated proposal.

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Tiny house built by Heirloom Custom Tiny Homes in Oregon. See more here!

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Will Letter for Lunch

We came across this cool and clever idea for snatching a tasty plate of food and trying out different restaurants along the way. Graphic designer Lauren Hom hand-writes menus on blackboards in beautiful typography in exchange for a free meal at each location. She later posts her work and meal on the aptly named Will Letter for Lunch.

Lauren got the idea after noticing that most eateries overlooked the importance of the chalkboard and the fact that typefaces make everything more appealing. Service for nourishment done the old-fashioned way.

Look at what she writes and eats on her blog.

This is so great.

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Opened on 31 July 1936.
11 hairpin bends, incline of 10%,
approximately 850 metres of elevation.
Closed during late autumn and winter.

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