I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about why I write—especially lately. It’s a mystery why putting words onto paper makes me feel like I’m doing something good. Recently, someone told me that they don’t think it’s possible to write on a blog while staying completely honest. I disagree. Completely. I don’t write these blogs wondering what everyone else is going to think; I write them because I want to read them. I say whatever I want to say, and really don’t sugarcoat too much. It’s a huge plus if others can look at these posts and relate to them—but, that’s not why I’m doing it.
The quote in the featured image is something I’ve been obsessing over for a few days now. I don’t think I’ve never related to a quote more. Obviously, posting some of my deepest thoughts on the internet has allowed me to connect with a lot of different people. They are the kinds of connections I don’t have in my real life. So, yeah, if someone does read my writing and think, wow, I wish I could know her. Or anything within that reach, I’ll have made the impression I intend to make every day. I want to be a light…I will be a light. And, these blogs are incredibly genuine. Don’t get me wrong, though, I completely respect and understand the perspective of that person. I agree, not all people who post their lives online are doing it for genuine reasons. However, I am. I’m doing this because I love it with my whole soul. I’m doing this because I can’t take it off of my mind for more than 5 minutes, at a time, throughout the day. This is me. The things that I’ve experienced are unique, and my perspective is not like any other. I can’t wait to see what I come up with next. I know it’s going to be something huge.
When I think about the future, I don’t see college or settling down anywhere in the distance. I see adventure, uncertainty, happiness, and a big, bright sign that says keep going, girl—this is just the beginning. I’ve definitely never fit in or done what everyone else was doing. I don’t plan on starting anytime soon.