Recovery is about learning to love and value yourself enough to stop destroying yourself. Recovery is about letting go of the expectation of perfection that you have placed upon yourself. It’s learning to love and accept yourself unconditionally. Recovery is about learning to use your anger as the fuel to create something good, rather than denying it or holding it inside you until you self destruct. Recovery is about learning that you have a choice. You can choose to be hopeful instead of hopeless and you can choose to enjoy life rather than merely survive it.

Donna Newman

(via balancingstatesofmind)

I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.

Roald Dahl (via lexestrex)