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It’s the second Sunday in September, and here I am, composing my first ever blog post. Blogging is something that I’ve always been interested in pursuing, but have never had the courage to dip my toe into the vast pool of information on the topic.
So what’s changed, you ask?
As the most wildly blissful summer of my life is rapidly coming to a close, I’m feeling inspired to create something that reflects the lessons I’ve learned and the memories that I hold dear to my heart. Over this summer, I’ve attended 4 music festivals and 5 Dead & Company shows, along with countless other nights filled with live music.
I’ve traveled through, and to, almost a dozen states in our beautiful country, and shared incredible experiences with more kind people than I could have ever imagined. This summer has provided a much-needed breath of fresh air after a long, hard, New England winter. The most profound thing that I took away from this time following my bliss, is that life is truly what you make of it. I know, I know.. that’s a total cliche. But it’s true.
Realizing that I am the creator of my own destiny has made me look closer at the way I’m living this life: I’m 25 years old, with a ton of student loan debt, working a sales job, and participating in the 9-5 rat race. I live 20 minutes from the house I grew up in, and have been yearning for an escape for as long as I can remember.
Plans to move across the country with my boyfriend, Tim, are always in “the works” but careers, responsibilities, and life (among other excuses…) have continued to hold us back. We’re living the life that most normal Americans hope for: A loving relationship, a nice home, steady careers (with benefits!) and the perfect dog. Despite all of this, I long for more. More adventure, more human connection, and more of the unknown.
My intense craving for more of everything is the reason that today, I’m writing a blog post, instead of watching 12 hours of Netflix in my bathrobe. It may not be a move across the country or a one-way ticket out of the 9-5 life, but it’s the first step to building the life I desire.
My vision for this project is to create something that inspires me, and others to work hard, take risks and follow dreams, regardless of how far away those dreams may seem. As I take my first steps into the unknown, I reflect on the famous David Bowie quote,
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”