anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five year plans. we take ourselves very, very seriously. we are overly prepared, well read & witty, intellectually curious, always moving… we thrive on self-deprivation. we drink coffee, a lot of it. we are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. we never want to be as passive-aggressive as our mothers, never want to marry men as uninspired as our fathers… we were told, ‘you can be anything,’ and we heard, ‘you have to be everything.’
Courtney Martin (via eluciidate)