So the bf and I have gotten into "Friday Night Lights"... like really into it. We're watching one episode after another (which, frankly, is my favorite way to watch TV... obsess until it's over). Anyway, we just finished watching an episode over lunch that featured a quote/statement that I really like. For those of you who've seen the show, Tyra is applying to college and has finally written a good college entrance essay. See below.
Two years ago, I was afraid of wanting anything.
I figured wanting would lead to trying and trying would lead to failure.
But now I find that I can't stop wanting.
I want to fly somewhere in first class.
I want to travel to Europe on a business trip.
I want to get invited to the White House.
I want to learn about the world.
I want to surprise myself.
I want to be important.
I want to be the best person that I can be.
I want to define myself instead of having others define me.
I want to win, and have people be happy for me,
I want to lose and get over it.
I want to not be afraid of the unknown.
I want to grow up to be generous and big hearted, the way that people have been with me.
I want an interesting and surprising life.
It's not that I think I'm going to get all of these things,
I just want the possibility of getting them.
Nice, right? Sometimes it's so easy to be overcome by the mundane ins and outs of our lives. I feel like I get so caught up in my schedule, traffic, to-do lists and jobs that often times I forget what my ultimate goals are. I think it's nice to revisit these kinds of thoughts and wishes for ourselves. The overall possibility....
Watch "Friday Night Lights"!! It's gooooooood... and it's making me excited for football season!