"...that no matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." -- Lupita Nyong'o

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It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point, you are bound to stumble. If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher and higher, the law of averages predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. Now, when you’re down there in the hole, it looks like failure. When that moment comes, it’s okay to feel bad for a little while. Give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost. But then, here’s the key: Learn from every mistake, because every experience, particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are.
— oprah.winfrey

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I am thankful. I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings. I am thankful for friends that turned into family. I am thankful for dreams that turned into reality.

I am overwhelmingly and abundantly thankful. 

A weekly check-in with a close friend this morning really shifted my perspective on things. If I’ve never said it before, I love those kinds of conversations — the ones where you can pick up where you last left, open your heart and let your mind just release everything that’s been caged. I believe those are the conversations that spark the most growth; self-reflection and evaluation with the aid of someone you trust.

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