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Emily Owens M.D. Quotes

“The thing about being an adult that no one tells you growing up is that you don't feel like an adult. All your stupid insecurities and anxieties are still there, only you feel more stupid and insecure about being stupid and insecure because you're not supposed be stupid and insecure anymore. You're supposed to have the answers. You're supposed to know. But we don't always know. And those answers? They're not always easy to come by. Well you know what? I'm done feeling stupid and insecure about feeling stupid and insecure. The truth is, I think part of being an adult is that you stop waiting for yourself to change and you start to accept who you are.”

"We let go all the time, of feelings, of people, of fear. We let go because we want to, because we have to. At the end of the day, there is no choice. We let go because if we don't, we'll never move on. Or at the very least, we try to."

"Things--they're just not always what they seem. And sometimes answers only come when we change our perspective. Which works in science and math. Not as well with matters of the heart. Because the heart isn't rational. It doesn’t listen to reason. And it doesn’t give a crap what we want."

"When it's important enough, you speak up. You tell people what you need. You show them who you are. You ask. And you do this knowing there are consequences. There's collateral damage, but you've chosen this. So you can't feel guilty about it. You just can't."

"The truth is, guilt's not all bad. Sure it makes you do things you might not want to do, but it serves as a moral compass. It keeps us on course...so yeah, maybe guilt keeps us in check. that doesn't mean it's not a huge pain in the a**."

"We make all these plans about how things will turn out, but life happens, plans change, so we adapt. We draw on strength we didn't know we had. We give up any illusions of control, and we deal head-on with problems that come our way."

"It’s hard trying not to judge yourself. Because we are aware of every mistake. We know our inner doubts, our hidden motivations, our failings. So my wish for next year is to be easier on myself. Focus less on the bad and more on the good. Really, just give myself a break."

"Trauma. it changes everything. After the moment of impact, nothing is ever the same. You reshape around the pain but you’re never the same. But, maybe that’s okay: that things shift. Maybe they needed to shift. Because we can get stuck in one spot as one thing, one identity, but we’re not one thing. We’re never one thing. Not to ourselves. Not to each other."

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Grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it.
But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that.
It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.[/b:bd33d58494][/color:bd33d58494][/size:bd33d58494][/align:bd33d58494]

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