Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Advice

Mid-20s, quasi adulthood, anxiety ridden future pondering. I know I am not the only one agonizing through the two, three, four (or more) year itch.

Talking to parents, friends, colleagues, well-wishers, and pessimists often helps. Sometimes, though, inspiration comes from the unlikeliest of places.

In 1995, Iggy Pop answered a 20 page fan letter from a 21 year old girl in Paris. His scribbled note has some of the most eloquent, heartfelt advice I've read anywhere.

Words to live by: "take a deep breath and do whatever you must to survive and find something to be that you can love."

4 comments:

Lauren E. said...

That made me cry at work. "The pressure never ends in this life." That is oddly optimistic to me. Thanks for this.

alysew said...

I just cried at work, too !
Thanks, Sashy

Morgan said...

That is sooo good. It IS that easy, I do believe. LOVE!!

MP said...

It is sometimes hard to keep that in mind though.