“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
This passage appeared in my Good Reads account just at the time when I was deciding whether to take leave from my job and home, and move overseas to study full time. I took it as a sign and cast off.