Here we go…

So, I have tried time and time again to keep up with a blog, however for one reason or another I’ve failed. This time, I’m picking up with a new blog site and keeping an open mind. I mean, this is a place to jot down your thoughts right? 

I guess to start, a brief overview of me is that I’m 25 and working at a pretty amazing company. I just got engaged to my senior year college love and we care for our cats like they are our children (we’re a little obsessed with them). I’ve always been of the athletic type, playing sports from the time I was a wee one and ran a marathon in college (one of my proudest accomplishments). Additionally, I am a closet artist. I had originally went to college to be a high school art teacher, but realized I enjoyed my hobby of art more than a career in it. Now, I scour through DIY and home decor posts on Pinterest. Once in a while when I have some down time and need to unwind, I’ll find myself drawing or knitting. My other big project is planning my wedding. My dream job, once upon a time was to one day work for Pixar. I am a very hard worker, though in a bit of a rut trying to figure out what the next steps are for my career. I have a vast assortment of friends from all backgrounds that have become a second family to me. And finally, I have an amazing family who I love more than anything. My mom and sister are my inspiration in life.

I suppose to start I can just say that I’ve been through a lot in my short 25 years. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful, inspiring, moving, and amazing moments and plenty of the latter where when it comes down to it, I have a lot of thoughts on life. I’m the type of person who tends to hold chips on my shoulder even if I know it’s time to get over it, and there are somethings I can be very stubborn and adamant about on how I feel, whether I voice it or not. But, with that being said, I am always open to hearing what people have to say. I enjoy hearing peoples journeys in life, though sometimes painful, it really brings me back to reality that no matter what you’ve been through, there is someone out there who has it worse. I used to be one that would complain and complain about the bad things that have happened to me, but upon opening up there is always someone else, maybe in different instances, have had it way worse than me. I’ve come to appreciate what has happened, as best I can, and take those experiences as chapters in my life story that I can look back on and learn from. I guess, I can say I’m one of those people that believes things happen for a reason. Whether the reason comes immediately, or far down the road, eventually it will make itself clear. I’m a dreamer, a believer. Sometimes I wonder if my thoughts are really part of this world or somewhere else, but I have high hopes on life. I’m a sucker for love stories and ‘happily ever afters.’ As well as being a very firm believer of hard work pays off. I have to say some of my favorite advice always has come from my parents, though I may not see eye to eye all the time, the thought always made me feel better. My handwritten notes from them before big days, always made me feel a little better and optimistic. 

So to close my first post I’ll leave you with my favorite saying from my mom “Always be true to yourself.” Til next time…

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