"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."
today has been a little overwhelming, between registering for classes and accepting the interview. every time my phone buzzes, i go scrambling to see if it’s an email. i’ve always thrived under pressure, but there’s a lot to consider here, and a lot of pressure to make the right choices.
update: i have an appointment and will be sent a “confirmed itinerary.” i am definitely in over my head.