Ends of the Earth

Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, spoke at my school today. After an hour of listening to her words of wisdom, positive lessons, and encouraging anecdotes, she has become my new hero.

She joked about loving Canada so much because she’s half-Canadian, due to her great-great-great ancestor dying somewhere near Alberta.

One of my favourite quotes of the night is: “The good thing about growing up with nothing is that you know how little you need to survive” (in regard to materialism and the “necessity” of cellphones and luxury items). I just wish I could type out her entire lecture and share it with you. 

Such an inspiring human being and just a sweet lady :)

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  3. clockt0wers said: I had to read that book in school for summer reading this year! It was amazing :) And now I’m putting a face with the author and it’s an interesting feeling.
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    She also spoke beautifully about not being ashamed of your past, facing your demons and realizing that your scars are...
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