-F. Scott Fitzgerald (via mild-manneredreporter)
Andrew McMahon: My Hero
This man never ceases to continue to inspire me. He will forever be one of my heroes and idols and ultimately someone worthy of the title of “role model”. He has been dealt his fair share of bad hands, most notably his battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He refused to let cancer defeat his spirit. He used it as a source of inspiration and empowerment. He didn’t overcome cancer; he kicked its ass. Then he starts his own charity for research about young adult cancers. Truly inspirational. And now at a crossroads of indecision regarding his career path, he chooses to chase a new dream: flying. This man doesn’t allow life to hold him back. Every obstacle he faces only inspires and empowers him to achieve greater and greater things, and for that reason, I look up to him. I hope to embody that ambition, that positivity, that spirit. Andrew McMahon makes me believe in the human spirit, and most importantly, myself. Seeing him chase his dreams makes me believe that someday, somehow, I will be able to pursue mine with that same drive and lighthearted spirit that Andrew does.