i've been recently finding clarity on things that matter (to me).
this is a non-exhaustive list of qualities i appreciate and prioritize—in friends, in love, in colleagues, in everyone—in not-too-much order.
fearlessness + a wild sense of adventure
the ability to never take themselves too seriously
the willingness to learn anything quickly
the unwillingness to settle
an appreciation for the written word
the assumption of good intent
a sense of (minor) existential dread and (major) existential wonder
a healthy disregard for authority + the rules
the recklessness to be all-in on a dream; on something
the ability to love fiercely, openly, honestly, without reservations
also, a list of qualities i hope to cultivate in myself. some of these qualities have always been core to me, whereas some are newfound. always, i'm thankful.