My choice for today is one that I found and favourited a little later than the previous two days, but I love just as much. A lot of the reason I love quotes is because they put into words thoughts and feelings I’ve always felt or believed, in a concise, pretty fashion. This quote in particular really resonates with me, as I feel like it describes me perfectly. I always feel things big. If I’m angry, I’m really angry. If someone hurts me, it lasts for a long time. If I like someone, I’d go to the ends of the earth for them. The last line also hits very close to home, as I do allow myself to settle when I shouldn’t. I’m slowly starting to learn that it’s okay to fight for what you want…in fact, it’s expected. It’s taken my whole life to start to understand this though. I always thought it was impolite, rude, too hard or not worth doing. Now, I’m trying not to let people bring me down. If they aren’t willing to help me reach my dreams, they can get out of my way. If I’m always trying to please other people and play by their rules, I’m never going to get anywhere. My last job is a great example of that – five years and I had barely achieved anything, career-wise. Not because I’m not a hard worker, but because it was easier for everyone to give me excuses why a promotion couldn’t happen “right now”. Ultimately, I’m sure it came down to cost, and the fact I wasn’t fighting hard enough meant that they assumed I’d just do the extra work for nothing. That won’t happen again. It can’t.