“Understand the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.” –Oprah
Creating a blog is something that seems so effortless for so many women. However, I found myself constantly waiting for “the right moment”. I found myself wasting millions of moments of my day while waiting to be ready; scribbling down countless topic ideas, day-dreaming of the perfect layout, trying to decide on my own personal brand, and constantly thinking “I should really do that!”
Solution? Take the current moment and make it perfect, rather than waiting for the perfect moment to grab me. Take one look at my twitter account and you’ll see I am more than a little inspiration-obsessed, but my deepest dream is to one day inspire. Some day, I would like someone to say to me because of you, I didn’t give up.
I was seven years old when I decided what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I remember the moment clearly, as I rode in the passenger seat of my mother’s emerald green Ford sedan. I am going to be a doctor, I said to myself. I am going to save lives. With that I was off and running into the proverbial sunset of life.
Yeah…that shiny, perfect dream didn’t exactly pan out. Turns out, that at age 26, I have a very different set of dreams than my 7-year-old self. Weird, huh?
What may have seemed like a duh moment for a lot of people has for me taken years of self-discovery, trials, and tribulations to accept. I’ve discovered that life is far from perfect, and even the best laid plans will go awry. I have discovered how to appreciate the beauty in imperfection, both in myself and in the world around me. I have also discovered the power of choice. Choosing to shape who I am into a better person, a better woman, a better ME. Choosing to do what is right instead of what is easy. Choosing to take leaps of faith rather than stay in the safe zone.
So this blog is as much for me as it is for you. It will be a chronicle of my life at its best and its worst. The life of a 20-something single woman living life, making mistakes, choosing joy, discovering herself, and taking you all along for the ride. I hope it will be a platform for self-expression, laughter, and a source of inspiration. Each day I am dwelling in the possibility that a new tomorrow brings.