More Important Things

“There are more important things than being careful.” -Cassandra Clare

This quote is from the book Clockwork Angel, a part of possibly one of the best book series I’ve ever read, but that’s a different post. I’ve had this quote on my phone, my laptop, and basically everywhere so I could be constantly reminded of it.

It’s reminded me to be aware of the things that I might be missing out on because I think about it too much. So this is what I’ve discovered.

Honesty is more important. Being honest to both yourself and to others. There’s no point in lying; it only complicates things.

Creativity is more important. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re not good at something, it matters that you’re creating. Music, art, writing, whatever it is. If it something you love to do, do it. Being afraid of what people thing is not worth your happiness.

Relationships are more important. Being scared of being hurt is pointless, but it’s still the number one thing I am scared of. If someone you love hurts you, it isn’t going to hurt any less just because you thought about a lot. You can’t prepare for something like that. Worrying keeps you from getting closer to people. You can’t enjoy the time while you have it because you’re too busy analyzing everything, wondering if that’s going to be the day they leave.

And you are more important. Your life is more important. Live it without fear.

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