About Me, Anxiety

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day Two

If you missed yesterdays post then you won’t know that Hannah from Hannah’s Bookshelf tagged me in the 3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge. Not sure what that is? Let me explain it for you…


  • Thank the person who nominated you.

Thank you so much, Hannah! This is such a fun little challenge to be doing and has really gotten me thinking about all the quotes that I adore and ones that have such special meaning to me. If you’re not already following her amazing blog, then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? GO, GO, GO!

Ahem, back to the rules.

  • Post a quote each day for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers a day.

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.

I absolutely love this quote by J.K. Rowling. It’s a reminder to me that my anxiety is lying. I can never be perfect, and I can never be flawless, and I can never be faultless. This is the point Dave will tell me, ‘HA!’ because he once told me, while he was drunk, that I was perfect and flawless, and I’ve never let him forget it sinceΒ πŸ˜‚Β but, in all seriousness, he’s also reminding me that failing at something is okay.Β Five years ago, when my anxiety was as its worst, I was so afraid ofΒ not being perfectΒ that I stopped living. I merely existed. So this is a quote I carry with me on a daily basis, to serve as a reminder that failing is a part of life.Β Failing is not optional.Β The only time you don’t fail is when you stop living yourΒ life.Β I want to live.

The three bloggers I’m tagging today are:

  1. Destiny
  2. Jennie
  3. Sam

(I’m sorry if you’ve done it before!)


  1. Hannah

    September 21, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you for all of the kind words πŸ’– This is such a lovely quote and I love your reason for choosing it!

    1. paperbackadventures

      September 22, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you, lovely. I’m glad you like it πŸ’œ

  2. Destiny @ Howling Libraries

    September 22, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you for the tag! <3 The quote you chose was lovely. I've never done this before, and I think I'll have to save it for when I've slowed down on reviews a little on my blog, but I really want to try it. πŸ™‚

    1. paperbackadventures

      September 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Thank you, Destiny! πŸ’–

      There’s no pressure to do it straight away. I can’t wait to see what quotes you do choose when you have time to do it. I did it because I’m procrastinating writing reviews πŸ˜‚

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