Wise advice, perfectly timed

VioletTKDespite their passing over three decades ago, writers Violet Trefusis and Vita Sackville-West have impeccable timing.

I’m sat at the Wired Sussex job fair in Brighton and their enlightening words – which just popped up on my Facebook feed – could not ring more true to my day’s goals. Here goes…

“Be wicked, be brave, be drunk, be reckless, be dissolute, be despotic, be an anarchist, be a religious fanatic, be a suffragette, be anything you like, but for pity’s sake be it at the top of your bent – Live – live fully, live passionately, live disastrously, if necessary. Live in the gamut of human experiences, build, destroy, build up again! Live, let’s live, you and I – let’s live as none ever lived before, let’s explore and investigate, let’s tread fearlessly where even the most intrepid have faltered and held back!”

These two gals (or rather, lovers – this quote is an excerpt from one of their famous love letters to each other) have their heads firmly screwed on. Their words? Now officially my motto and words I’d like to urge you to embrace, too.

Image: Odbicia.