You shouldn't live and long to be like someone else. Yes, because God made you to be you and never to long to be like someone else. And believe you me, no one can be like you. And you can't be like anybody out there. So, be you and remain you for life in anything you are doing presently and whatever you will do subsequently. ~Emeasoba George.
You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive.
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
Your mouth/word is one of the most powerful tool/instrument which you've got. As a matter of fact, the words of your mouth can captivate/enslave you permanently or liberate you for life. Moreover, the words of your mouth can equally lead you into a mess and as well it can lead you to mercy. So, dare to use your mouth to speak positively and emphatically too all through no matter what you are going through currently. Do remember, a closed mouth is as good as a closed destiny.
Your travel life has the aspect of a dream. It is something outside the normal, yet you are in it. It is peopled with characters you have never seen before and in all probability will never see again. It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness, and pangs of longing... But you are like the Vikings who have gone into a world of adventure, and home is not home until you return.
Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self confidence young. Keep your hope young.