that enormous emptiness carved out of such tiny beings as we are asks to be filled; the need for the new love is faithfulness to the old
There is a great Gloria Steinem quote — and I’m paraphrasing — ‘Become the man you want to marry.’ I’ve taken that on. What qualities do I find attractive, and can I find them in myself? What am I missing? Can I be that for myself? // Michelle Williams
Whatever I’ve suffered, I feel like the work I get to do is an absolute blessing, because whatever I feel inside, it has a place to go. It just saves me over and over and over again.
You deserve more than somebody who’s nice to you. I think that so often these days, niceness seems like it should be enough because it seems like such a rare quality, but when you get inside of it, you think, ‘Hmm.. I can be pretty nice to myself. What about these other things?’ Life is too short and too crappy to not try to get more of what you want.
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Michelle Williams by Sebastian Kim for TIME
I feel like something has changed for me, but it’s a new change, so it’s going to be hard for me to describe. Maybe it has something to do with turning 30. I don’t feel as shy or nervous or self-conscious. I have more confidence that I can handle what life brings me. I don’t feel scared to have an idea and express it. I feel giddy about it because it’s a complete transformation. It’s like I’ve found my voice.