[Stanford] offered me a nice place to work with a view of the Stanford hills, and I turned it down for this dump in the stacks because I’m so easily distracted. All I need is a window to not write. The only books I keep with me are a dictionary and some other reference books. If I have a good novel in the room with me, I’ll end up reading that. Writing’s hard. You’ll take any out, if you can. I work best away from the house because I’m too tempted to check for calls and my mail and deal with tradesmen and run an errand, go out for lunch.
Happiness on Sesame Street! (1974)
“There were all kinds of things I was afraid of at first, ranging from grizzly bears to “mean” horses and gun-fighters; but by acting as if I was not afraid I gradually ceased to be afraid.”
-Teddy Roosevelt, 1913
Do not let fear keep you from doing what you know you’re capable of doing, or realizing the full potential of the man or woman you can become. In the absence of courage, there is no shame in faking it if the end goal is the realization of true courage.
Lady entrepreneur with outdoors-style leanings. I love it.
You have the freedom to do whatever you’d like, but you don’t have freedom from the consequences of your choices.
Don’t spend more than you earn. Fund a Roth IRA. Don’t take your life savings with you to Vegas.
Oh. Oops. Thank you marriage. And law school. And every credit card I’ve ever had.