“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” –Ambrose Redmoon

There are a lot of instances in my life that I wish I would have had more courage throughout. Today for instance I went to my friend’s birthday party, and had a noticeable lack of any resembling bravery. There were twenty or more people there and I only knew the friend who invited me. You’d think it would be easy to make friends with that many new people to choose from, but it wasn’t. I didn’t do a great job of meeting any of them.

Almost everyone seemed awesome and nice, but I just couldn’t think of anything to say. They have lived different lives than I have in much different ways, and when I realized that, I couldn’t bring myself to keep up a conversation with any of them. Don’t get me wrong, I’m horrible at meeting new people anyways, but I was overwhelmed by how many people there were that I had never met before compared to how many I actually knew.

Courage is a hard thing to come by.

Mid-book quote: “I have hated the words, and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” —The Book Thief by Markus Zusak