Hello you beautiful people!
I recently finished the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham. For those of you who have never seen Gilmore Girls or Parenthood, she is a wonderful actress (and writer). Her book is about a young aspiring actress, Franny Banks, who lives in New York City who has set a deadline for her budding career. It is a hilarious and touching story. Graham really gives us insight on the struggle of the unknown in all 20-somethings lives and I highly recommend it.
There was one line towards the end that stuck out to me. Dan, Franny's roommate, is giving her a pep talk about how her filofax (this was set in the mid 90s) is a reflection of how much progress she has made for her goals.
"Maybe you haven't accomplished what you want yet," Dan says. "But what that book shows is how you've kept filling up the pages. Quantity becomes quality by itself, like the story says. You don't even have to believe in your success. Just keep at it, like the fictional Franny, keep filling up the pages, and something's bound to happen."
This quote resonated with me because I am a list-maker and planner. I have always kept records and calendars of everything I have to do for the week, month, year. I loved that during Graham's novel, we got to see scans of Franny's filofax. Sometimes, keeping a planner is just a means to an end, it keeps track of what you have to remember and that is all. But in actuality, it reminds you of all that you have accomplished, like Dan is telling Franny. As long as I keep filling up the pages, I know I will keep growing and moving forward in all aspects of my life. I hope some of you respond to this quote like I have! As always, this print is available for purchase on my Etsy Shop.
Thanks for reading & stay beautiful!