The journey.

We are all looking for that place we belong. This is my journey

This is my house. — July 26, 2015

This is my house.

The Bloggess

The greatest gift in the world is to grant a kindness to another. The amazing thing though is that the aforementioned gift is one you give yourself. It may be a small thing. Leaving a flower for the tired woman at the coffee shop. Telling a stranger that they have such kind eyes. Listening happily to a story told by an elderly friend or relative who has told you the same story a million times. Nodding in solidarity even when you don’t completely understand. Letting a friend or a stranger yell hurtful things at you because you hope it will help them let go of a small part of that anger…that it will open up room in them for the greater things that they deserve.

This is the way the world goes. Small, mean acts affect the next person who in turn amplify that anger or sadness and take it out on others who suffer…

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A role model of the decade — June 19, 2015

A role model of the decade

It is not very often I follow the crowd or the media for that matter and it is not very often I try to persuade my feelings about something on people.  What one choose to believe is their right.  However I know with everything going on in society I want to put the spot light on someone who lives her life in the neon lights of the world, Taylor Swift.   It is atleast once a month if not a week that her name goes up for something absolutely incredible- a simple act of kindness.  This superstar is constantly giving and I don’t think it’s for popularity, I truly feel like she does it out of the goodness of heart.  She is always turning heads and creating a record breaker but she is also your girl next door who gives to charities, supports her fans just as much as they support her and gives to people who need it more.  It’s simple kindness that makes her the artist that is loved.  I always wanted to inspire people and help people and be in the spotlight but I didn’t realize that those simple acts is all it took.  Just in the past few months she has given out half of her profits to the public schools, met kids with cancer, donated to a firefighter, reached out to some fans in a car accident and so much more.  She is on the list of most inspiring and I hope that all of us in society can learn something from her.   Simple acts of kindness can change the world.  We do not have to make the money she makes or even have money at all but we can reach out and do things for others.  I’m taking the pledge to spread kindness.  Take a stand and spread the kindness with me. 

What’s not said about moving home.   — June 5, 2015

What’s not said about moving home.  

When moving home from college, whether for summer or because your transferring everyone feels sad or upset.  Granted I don’t know everyone’s family or story but based on my own I can definitely tell you it was like a baseball to the face (that hurts pretty bad in case you have never had that happen). There is always that change of doing whatever you want whenever you want with whoever you want to doing what you can when you can with consideration.  And if you are like me, you have a small hand full of friends you actually hang out with. But there are things that are pretty great about living at home.  

  1. There’s always food– what I used to spend the most of my money on. Now I am saving.  
  2. You get your own room- if you live in a dorm you have to share and if you stay in an apartment it’s not much different but there’s always that security of your room. It’s permanent.  It was your childhood room. 
  3. Your surrounded by people who do care- at college you might have friends but at home your surrounded by people who truly care about you.  You have your mom who is security in herself. There’s always something about long cries with mom. And those 4 words mean something completely different from her “it will be okay”. 
  4. Most parents will work with you.  If you really miss your life of doing whatever talk to your parents. I bet they will understand.  They will be willing to give a little of you work with them.  They are still the parents.  They still worry about you.  
  5. Enjoy this time. This time at home won’t last forever and one day you will miss it.  Make the best of it and enjoy your family.   It may be your life but they raised you.  Appreciate what you have because of them and be thankful. 
Moving Forward — June 4, 2015

Moving Forward

Recently I have made a decision to transfer schools.  Probably one of the hardest decisions in my life but even though this journey has not fully started yet I have already learned many things.   Like for starters, true friends will be there for you no matter the distance.  I have made so many amazing, honest, sweet and beautiful people at campbell and I know they will be there for me even while I’m here at UNCW.

Another thing that I learned while attending campbell is probably one of the things I am most proud of, I have learned that I am strong enough, and independent enough to be on my own.  This is one thing I never thought I would be able to do but I learned that my parents raised me to be confident and proud of who I am.  In my weakest moments I clung to my faith and stuck to the situation. I searched deep with in me to find the strength I needed to face my problems. My parents have raised me well and because of them I know I can handle what ever life throws my way.

So many things have occurred before my next adventure has even started. Today was a hard day for me. I had to withdraw from the place I had learned to love and turn in the keys to my first apartment.  They may not seem difficult to others but they were hard for me and I’m proud of myself for these things that I have overcome.  They have made me a stronger person and I’m so proud of myself for these things.