Born and raised in a small town, I was taught not to fear a little dirt and hard work. Somewhere along the way I was given more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. Amidst a crowd of hundreds of thousands of 20-something year-olds trying to make a life for themselves, I’m working to avoid what I see as the superficial corporate climb. My dream? To make a difference every day, some way, some how. I strive to expand the worldview of those around me, and encourage everyone I know to get excited about new experiences and opportunities they may have never even realized existed before. Involvement in healthy life choices is what I believe to be the first key to success, and although I may not know my end destination yet, I’m a firm believer that the journey is just as important.
In the meantime, I’ve started this blog to capture the significant moments of my twenties and uncover some of the hidden food/culture/entertainment/nature-related treasures of wherever I am at the moment. College made it difficult for me to write creatively, just for me, and I’m excited to get back to the things I’m most passionate about. If the era of millennials means one thing, it’s multitasking. So while I’m working zealously to build my blog, I’m also a full-time grad student working, at times, 3 jobs. Bear with me if my posts come in spurts.
Inspirational figures of mine: Shawn Johnson (now Shawn Johnson East), Connie Britton, Mallory Ervin, Krissy Cela, Linn Lowes, Lesley Murphy. To accomplish half of what any of these women have would mean I have lived a full life. Following my passions and giving back all in one. 22 years of my life have passed without documentation (if you don’t count my almost incessant need to Insta), so as I enter into my adult years I’m here to talk about just what exactly makes me, me, and what I’ve learned these past two decades.
If there’s one quote that’s led me through these past few years, it’s the following:
“Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”
If there’s something you can’t stop thinking about or a dream you can’t stop chasing (but have been told to because it’s not ‘realistic’ by societies standards), GO OUT AND GET IT. Take the risk, shoot for the moon. You’ll never know what could be unless you try. And do it all with a smile on your face.