“…I could have worried halfway through that song, that a lot of you didn’t care to hear that song. But that’s no way to play a song, is to worry whether someone likes it. And that’s no way to go on a date, is to worry if the person likes you and that’s no way to go living your life, worrying about the reception. You’ll let me know if you didn’t like that song, you’ll go to the message boards. Or maybe you didn’t like that song and you ended up liking the groove by the end. Or maybe you loved that song and I’m the worst data analyst of all time. But I think the most important thing is that you carry on with some sort of single-mindedness of just enjoying yourself and not breaking down every single moment and speaking to yourself in the voice of your biggest critic who doesn’t exist. And so that is how you are able, slowly, to peel back sort of these layers of worry that you yourself created, and just get a little more of this in your life. *starts dancing* Doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter. You piss someone off; they’ll tell you. You know? Say the wrong thing; apologize. In the wrong place; turn around, come back. Doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter. What matters is that you keep it all very light and be good to yourself and enjoy your life, enjoy it. You’re not gonna live for a billion years; stop building, and start living inside the structure that you’re building. Move in, move in! Move in to that castle you think you’re building up to the sky and stop sleeping in a teepee. Move on in. Move on in and have some good time in that body, have some good time in that mind that you’re slowly trying to develop into being something good. And it’s good, and just chill, and just enjoy yourself.”

~John Mayer

lurve you, xoxo v.


Allison said…