“I’m beginning to like this…” ❤

Driving in my car today, I realized that it is a beautiful day. I was overcome with the feeling of being extremely happy to be alive. I was completely present in the moment of driving, soaking in the sunshine, and listening to Matt Nathanson…

I may not know why I’m here or what happens to me after this life, but I don’t need to. I want to make the most of every moment that I have, because that’s all I have. That’s enough for me.

“Spent all of my life waiting for answers
to lift me, to numb me, to define it all…”

No longer waiting for any answers… Life is all I need. Now is all I need.

“Time slips to nothing and I’m better than I’ve ever been.” ❤

Perfect timing, Matt Nathanson.
“Suspended” –


My Philosophy

The title for my blog is the title of one of my favorite songs by Holiday Parade. The music is uplifting and the meaning is inspiring…

I get by making the best of what was mine.
If you think this could be what you want,
Then you just gotta try.
You won’t mind playing a victim of the time.
‘Cuz I swear it’s getting better, yeah,
That’s my philosophy.

It could be over in a moment,
The curtain falls before you know it,
Looking forward towards the next scene.
Remember back when we were young and still above?
We’re falling in and out of love and then again before the bell rings.

If you take a trip through my mind,
Who knows just what you’ll find..
Stop dead in your tracks from her eyes,
Then put it all together,
That’s my philosophy…

Listen for yourself:

I guess I’m not very good at this yet…

It’s been almost a year since I decided to become an avid blogger. Look how successful I was!

Most probable reasons why I didn’t blog like I wanted to: (listed in chronological order from when I started this blog)

  • I was in the middle of making a life-changing decision of where to go to graduate school (I chose Villanova University in Philadelphia!).
  • I was busy graduating college and enjoying my last semester at Kent State!
  • I spent the entire summer preparing to move to Philadelphia for grad school.
  • I moved to Philadelphia and started grad school at Villanova! (Woah, bet you didn’t see that one coming!)
  • Grad school consumed my life.
  • I spent all of winter break trying to recover from my first semester of grad school.

Now here I am, a few days away from starting my second semester of graduate school, attempting to blog again. Not going to make any promises like last time, that’s for sure! I’ll have to find some way to commit to this. Maybe I’ll make a list of topics so that when I feel like writing I’ll have some ideas already… or maybe I can use songs or photographs to inspire entries… Already getting excited about what I could do with this blog!

I don’t think I had any real idea of what I wanted to do the first time I thought I’d give this a shot. I’m going to put more thought into this and hope that something awesome comes out of it (or at least something!)

I’ve been told I should blog…

…which I suppose means that people might be interested in the things I have to say. I guess that’s pretty neat! I’d like to thank my good friend Lea for the excellent idea!

I’m new to this whole blogging thing, but I’m definitely not new to journaling. I have been journaling since I was in the third grade when my parents bought me a tiny diary with a mini lock and key. Since that one, I’ve poured my thoughts out in at least 10 other journals and diaries. In fact, from seventh grade until my junior year of high school, I think I wrote about EVERY SINGLE DAY. I didn’t write every day, but I would catch up. It’s like I felt like I’d be missing out if I didn’t document everything I did. I was such an intense kid.

I’m still intense–but that’s beside the point!

It is neat to go back and read what I considered important to share when I was young. It also brings back awesome memories from hanging out with my cousins, my sister, and my friends. My sister Sheridyn and I spent an entire night reading my third grade diary–and we laughed hysterically the entire time. (There’s some embarrassing entries in there…) I talked about the boys I had crushes on, circled our names with hearts, then crossed them out–classic young love stuff. So silly…

Even the high school journals are interesting to see how much I’ve changed and also how I’m still the same person deep down. I wonder if someday I’ll go through and read all of those. Who knows–but it would definitely be entertaining.

I hope that this blog will be entertaining! I can’t promise what it will be like, but I CAN promise that I won’t use it to document my life like I used to do with my journals. 😉

Thank you for reading–I hope to have you back soon!