As I am sharing this blog site with my beautiful friend Dakota, I would like to take the time to introduce myself, and maybe dig a little into the vibe behind my words. I am not a blog reader, I am not a blog writer. More accurately, I am not a writer at all. These posts will be raw, and not always written perfectly. I am someone who has scattered thoughts that pop in and out of my head all day, every day, and never takes the time to record them. When I think something up in the car or wandering around a store, I say “that’s gold!” and then as quickly as I thought it up, is as quickly as it escapes me.
I am about to go through a huge transition in my life, and my goal is to record it every step of the way in hopes of inspiring others who are awake but may be afraid to take the plunge of breaking society’s mold. I am someone who has allowed society to engrave into my thoughts and actions that my only option was to get a college degree, and the only way to make money is to land a “good, stable office job.” I was told to “find a job with a good benefits package.” Was this bad advice? No. But it was absolutely the safe option. The option that the masses have been living and accepting for decades.
I was never a white picket fence type of person with cookie cutter expectations. I am skeptical. I find the fine line between trusting the opinion of someone who is wise and experienced versus being gullible to anything that comes out of someones mouth. I’m always questioning and rationing, even if I don’t speak what is on my mind. This has lead me to ration what I believe to be truths and has guided me to how I want to live my life. My intuition leads the way.
I am an open minded, open arms, head in the clouds, grounded, spontaneous, rational thinker. My rational way of thinking constantly battles my free spirit. This may be a good thing though, because when my thoughts strays into the stars, there is still a string leading back to Earth to keep me balanced.
What I am not, is analytical. Skepticism and being analytical are two completely different things. Being analytic can drive you mad. There are many things in life that happen where I let them be because it is what it is. We will drive ourselves NUTS if we analyze and over think every little proven fact. Do not accept a quest if it does not feel right; this is where skepticism can help you. But if there is a plain, proven fact, do not let the tendency to have an over analytic personality get in your way of moving on with your life. Facts are facts. 2 + 2 will always = 4, unless you’re enrolled in the common core math program. Just kidding. Of course there’s a part of me that reminds myself in the grand scheme of things humans think we know everything, when we really know nothing- but at the end of the day I’ve agreed to not let that be my job to determine because let’s be real, I have enough to worry about!
You may notice in my posts I put my trust in God, the universe, and my intuition, frequently. I am still learning and experimenting in my own personal beliefs, so over time my opinions may even adjust or change! Not everyone has a faith, and that’s ok. As you’re reading, remove the judgement if the position does not line up with yours, and simply take what you want and leave what you don’t! I’ve found that being empathetic has allowed me to unconditionally love, accept, and respect everyone around me. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” -John Lennon. We may feel alone in our thoughts, but find comfort in knowing that we are one people, and there will always be someone else working to overcome the same battle. I’m looking forward to embarking in this next chapter of my life, and sharing my journey with all who are willing to listen.