We all have a story. Here's mine..
After graduating high school back in 2008, I realized life had become just a tad bit too comfortable. I was living in my hometown, doing the same things over and over. It felt as if I was on a path that was already perfectly layed out for me. It went along the lines of going to school, focusing on good grades, landing a job in a successful company, finding the perfect hubby, having kids.. sound familiar? There's absolutely nothing wrong with this path, many people find themselves very happy in it actually and that's great! But there was something inside that never felt this was right for me. I had not the slightest clue of what path was for me but I knew it was time to try something different. That was when I choose an undergraduate university 6 hours away where I didn't know anyone on an adventure to start something new.
Out of my comfort zone, I slowly emerged into student life - studying, working part-time jobs, being involved in a sorority, and of course partying. After 3.5 years, I had formed amazing friendships, made significant memories, failed in many things, succeeded in others, made some questionable decisions, learned from it all, and eventually came out stronger. Although I had grown a lot during that time, I realized that instead of finding who I am as I intended, I had molded into thinking and doing the same as everyone around me.
As my final semester approached, I knew it was time to try something more drastic. That's when I made the decision to take a one-way flight to France to study abroad [big goodbye to everything I knew]!
Now, it has been 3 years, countless ups and downs, and travels to 18+ countries later. I am still continuing my journey, discovering myself, and focusing on following a path of my dreams. Currently, I am living in Antwerp, Belgium [I wrote about how this came to be, here]. While filters can make everything online look like a dream, we're all human. We eff up, go through struggles, have heartbreaks, and aren't always having those picture perfect days. At least that's especially true for me so instead of just sharing the good moments, I'm going to be sharing it all.
This site is my little digital haven to share my journey, learnings along the way, and everything in-between. Hopefully it can bring you some kind of inspiration or if anything, a feeling that you're not alone in wanting something different than the ordinary. I believe in continuously discovering who we really are, sharing that expression of ourselves with the world, and living a life full of happiness. Sometimes, this just takes a little push out of our comfort zone and into the unknown.