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Brought up from LA to the Bay, snapped Inspiration in my Berkeley apartment before moving out (into the real world).

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Berkeley / California / United States
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Apr 9 2011 - 5:11pm
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Whenever I'm down or feeling in a funk or just having a lazy morning, I listen to an inspirational song called "The Sunscreen Song" by writer/director Baz Luhrmann. Many phrases in his song ground me and put things into perspective, but one particular phrase stands out as it reminds me to be active, curious, and ever-striving for something greater. I wrote this quote down on my green dog-bordered notepad and stuck it up on my wall and it reads: "Do one thing every day that scares you." There's a special power that's given to you (by none other than yourself really) when you accomplish something you're terribly afraid of. It's an energy that is really hard to dispel once achieved, and it makes you feel like you can do anything that day. This energy washes away all past anxieties that you have at the time, and empowers you to achieve more with a refreshed confidence. Like a train on a traintrack, it's hard to stop once it starts rolling. It's one of the greatest feelings in the world -- definitely a driving force for life. This is actually a pretty opportune time for me to snap this picture. I'm getting ready to move out of my apartment in a month, due to graduating from college, which means getting propelled into the real world (whatever that means). I have no concrete plans laid out post-grad, only general ideas, and the idea of floating around the world, exploring its wonders, scares and excites me at the same time. I'm hoping that by just getting out there despite my fears and uncertainties, I'll be able to get on this rolling train of experience and positive energy that will help me grow and figure out some of the mysteries of life -- like who I am and why we're here and what matters in life. It's one thing to be told these things, another to experience it and really learn it for yourself.
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