Anais Nin has been "mentoring" me lately.
“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?”
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.”
“It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
She's a good one.