Day 5, My favorite quote
When I was a junior in high school, my best friend Stuart told me he loved me. It was a big ordeal, emotionally. It was hard for me because I really and truly wanted to feel that way for him, but I didn’t and it was hard for me to admit that. Somewhere, sometime, I had opened up a Jones soda (probably Green Apple flavor, they’re my favorite) the inside of the cap said: “Accept no substitutes for that which is genuine.” I felt like I had been waiting that entire year. But I saw that cap during this ordeal, and I knew that I had to wait for someone who I felt real about. I waited.
I still try to live by that quote. I’m not sure how far I’ve gotten from it, but I try.