Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.
sirius playing ‘chase harry’ as padfoot
sirius playing peekaboo with baby harry with the invisibility cloak
sirius looking after harry when lily and james are tired from a mission
sirius taking harry everywhere he can before the potters go into hiding because he loves his godson so much
sirius complaining when anyone touches his hair apart from harry who can tug it all he likes and propably even chew it i mean one year olds?
sirius wanting to take harry on his motorbike until even james has to stop him because ‘ffs padfoot it’s dangerous’ while marleen cackles with laughter
sirius chasing his own tail for harry’s amusement
sirius finding harry alive when he thought he’d lost everything
sirius saying ‘let me take him hagrid, i’m his godfather’ when everyone knew he could never have managed by himself
sirius losing harry again
sirius saying ‘when all this is over we’ll be a proper family’
sirius’ last sight being harry
sirius being harry’s godfather and always being harry’s godfather
You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.
That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.