Diamonds are made under pressure, the same way pearls don’t lie on the beach shore but rather must be dived for. Life isn’t about sticking to what you know. Sometimes, it’s about risking everything, not knowing how the story will end, but taking the dive anyways. We can’t control everything no matter how hard we try. There will always be other factors to consider and other people to change the tide, so focus on being the best you can be in whatever circumstances you are placed within. It’s easy to fall into a routine and let life slip on by but in those moments we aren’t living just merely surviving. This world is one of chance, some might make it to a 100 while others might only see 10, yet life isn’t measured in years or in the amount of time we’ve been given. Life is measured in the ways we decided to use our time, in the message our lives leave behind. Life is about the moments of growth we undergo, the development we show and the marks that we leave on this world as a result. We might never get hurt if we it play it safe but bruises and scars are a part of growing up and when we refuse to even fall, we will never learn the joy in getting back up.