“Love means holding on to someone just as hard as you can because if you don’t, one blink and they might disappear…forever.”
“Forever has no meaning when you’re living in the moment. I wasn’t ready for that moment to end.”
“Sometimes loving someone means letting them go.”
“But death doesn’t scare me. To know exactly when I might expect it, up close and in my face, would actually be a comfort. Because to tell the truth, most of the time dying seems pretty much like my only means of escape.”
“The problem with resolutions is they’re only as solid as the person making them.”
“…life is all about chances. You might be safer not taking any. But playing it totally safe means you’re only existing. Not living. I want to live.”
“Never accept evil as something you must walk with, something you deserve.”
“It is hard to believe that something that seems so permanent was once so different. Change. I guess that really is one thing you can count on…”
“Some people never find the right kind of love. You know, the kind that steals your breath away, like diving into snowmelt. The kind that jolts your heart, sets it beating apace, an anxious hiccupping of hummingbird wings.”
“Words have power. The power to soothe. The power to skewer someone through the heart. The power to render someone speechless.”
C. J. Doty
My name is Catherine Doty, but my family and friends call me 'Catie.' I will be turning 25 years old on May 19th of this year (2017). I think most people would agree on the fact that 25 years old is still what most people would consider to be a pretty young age. But please don't let that number fool you!
I like to think of myself as someone who is much wiser beyond his or her years. I am a fairly intelligent individual. I like to think of myself as a very self-confident person. Especially when I am in an atmosphere that includes certain family members and the 'handful' of close friends that I have that I practically consider to be my family.
I know several people who have taken time to put together a bucket list when they were my age. With that said, I've never been able to even finish writing out a bucket list. The reason for not being able to complete this 'simple' task is pretty straightforward, I totally overthink the whole concept! I have tried to put one together many times actually, and I never feel like it is complete and satisfactory to my desires and expectations.
There IS this ONE thing that I have always hoped to have the opportunity to do. I can sit here and HONESTLY say that I have been thinking/'fantasizing' over the different ways that one might go about completing this. I WANT TO WRITE A BOOK!!!!!!!
If you were somebody who personally knew me, you would more than likely be able to guess that I am 100% clueless on how I am going to complete this task. Scratch that!!! I am 100% clueless on where to even begin. I do know one thing for sure though! I WILL WRITE A BOOK, even if it kills me!