So I’ve had the idea to start a blog for the past few years but like so many others, I’ve never taken the initial steps to make it tangible. Now more than ever, it’s so easy to get caught in my own self-doubt and after six drawn-out months at home, I finally decided to bite the bullet and do it. It was so funny how immediately after I purchased the domain, new ideas about potential topics and interests came flooding in even though I claimed to be in a creative drought for months. It totally proved that sometimes you only need to take one step forward to make significant progress.
If I am being honest, the past few months have been unexpectedly revealing in both good and bad ways and while I can’t wait to resume some normalcy of college life away from home, I have learned a lot to take back with me. One of the most important things that I’ve realized is that there is so much happiness to be had in the present. I am someone who typically lives too far in the future and I constantly find myself thinking that I’ll be happier or more fulfilled once I live there, have that job, make that grade, etc. For a lot of us, this season has brought about immense change in our daily routines and social structures and it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking we’ll be happy as soon as things are back to normal. What we sometimes fail to realize is that in waiting for happiness, we pass up so much valuable time. Now I’m not claiming I am relatively good at this or that these past months have been nothing but happiness because quite the opposite has been true. What I know is that I am coming to terms with this idea and I’m ready to be happy for the now rather than constantly waiting for the future.
I want this platform to be my informal journal/blog of sorts so feel free to join the mailing list or just stop by when you feel like it! I hope you leave feeling inspired, refreshed, and happy. If you have any questions or just want to chat, I’d love for you to reach out!