"The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light."
"Put yourself in the way of beauty."
"Be brave enough to break your own heart."
"We have to be whole people to find whole love."
"Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start there."
"Go, because you want to. Because wanting to leave is enough."
"Accept that someday what pains you now will surely pain you less."
"And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it. That I could bear the unbearable."
"Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore."
"You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love."
Excerpts and snippets from "WILD" by Cheryl Strayed
^^These words are a better caption than anything I could write for this chapter in my life.
These photos feature the darling town of San Marcos, Texas. I've recently moved here and I AM SO SMITTEN. It is the most charming and beautiful place.