"I’m afraid of everything. I’ve been reading psychology books to try to figure out why. Logically, I know everything is fine. I know that I’m only twenty, and I have so many blessings and advantages. Yet I’m afraid I haven’t accomplished enough yet. I’m afraid of the future. Afraid of getting older. Afraid of being alone. Afraid of having a child. And afraid of the dark. I’m really, really afraid of the dark."
"Our lives on earth aren’t just placeholders until we go to heaven. We are to create, cultivate, and redeem while we’re here. The misconception, I’ve realized, has come from a lack of knowledge of why we were created."-~ Jefferson Bethke (via:anchoredinChrist4ever)
The Scully Effect
One of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.
Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.
The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.
— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)
Free time, endless horizons makes me intensely happy. Waking up on a morning with no plans, no commitments, no obligations. Because I think, on those mornings, that’s when I feel I’m about to have a new adventure. The day is an utter unknown entity. So surprises, adventures, the unexpected makes me intensely happy. When you’re with family and friends and the evening just lifts off, and the conversation’s fantastic, full of passionate ideas, it’s full of feisty arguments, and lots of laughter. [x]
"Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful."-Richelle E. Goodrich (via cassbutt)