*written May 26, 2013*
Woo first post!!
This is the week of all new beginnings and endings. High School Graduation, goodbyes, missionary farewells…
I have always wanted to have a blog, but lets be honest…I have never had the life interesting enough to publish among all the other blogs on the internet. I was always on the verge of creating one but as always was too chicken to do it. Now you ask. Why did I decide to change? Why did I take on the challenge of, in a essence, “journal” my life for others to see? Well a best friend of mine wrote a beautiful letter to me for my high school graduation and the last line of it said, “Thanks for the adventure. Now go have one of your own.”
These two sentences, among all the other large amounts of advice I have received within the past two weeks, is what hit me with the most force and even realization. “I’m done with high school!!” High school was difficult yes but it was safe. I had close friends and family to fall back on, always. I was also very concerned with making others content and happy. Their adventure was more important. I still want to make sure that is a priority in my life, but now I need to make sure I get some attention too. If you know what I mean… College will be a HUGE adventure that I’m excited to endeavor on, yet also TERRIFIED to start. (gotta love Caps) Anyways, I know, and am kinda scared, to discover myself more deeply. I am scared of losing old friends and even making new. I am scared that what I think I should be, and how my life should be like will not be true. I am scared of the “big, bad, world” All in all it will be my own personal adventure, whether I like it or not. And I want to make sure that I record and remember the ups and downs of it.
Oh I am excited!! I am excited to look back as time continues and I (hopefully) continue writing. It will be an adventure.
*November 13, 2017*
As I finished high school and began college I started a blog, more of a journal. I loved it. I was able to document little moments that contributed to my little adventure of discovering myself and exploring my late teens and early 20s. Then as some would say, “Life happened.” I slowly stopped recording my thoughts and memories.
Now as I finish college and begin my life I want to start again the journey of recording my thoughts, memories, and adventures. This time with the intention of telling my story to others and sharing a glimpse into my life. I truly believe that everyone is unique and therefore their journey’s are unique. Yet, we always look to see if we can find someone who is experiencing something similar, or who feels something similar. We look to see if we can find a connection or a story to help us along our journey. I know I do.
I want to share these moments. I want to share my journey of reaching my dreams. I want to share my love for music and for people. I want to share some happiness as well as honesty of what it feels to be human into this world.
Please take a chance on my story and in return I would love to hear yours. This life that we have is truly an adventure. And all I can say to the people, the opportunities, the sadness, the stress, the happiness that have come, and will continue to me, “Thanks for the Adventure…”