So, this is my first foray into the blogging world since the explosion (and nearly immediate demise) of Xanga in middle school. I was never one for blogging or keeping journals because it seems self-absorbed to assume that anyone would be interested in reading about my thoughts. It turns out, my life is a lot more interesting than I give myself credit for because so many people that I know have requested that I write about what I am good at. Question is, what on earth are they talking about?
I used to be fairly miserable- pretty overweight and suffering from a host of psychological issues. Near the end of high school, something exploded. I dumped my negative boyfriend (sorry, I’m not sorry), joined a gym, and found ways of interacting positively with the world around me. I had been trying yoga since middle school, but I really threw myself into it. I kickboxed until my biceps felt like they would explode. I read about how to be a healthy vegetarian rather than subsist on carb-heavy side dishes. I stopped listening to depressing goth-rock and directed my taste towards mellow indie music and mentally stimulating psychedelic tunes from the 60s. I slowly ditched my all-black wardrobe in favor of grungy neutrals (hey, it’s an improvement) and spent as much time as possible hanging out with friends rather than sitting in my room sketching and writing moody song lyrics.
Now, I am in my third year at Syracuse University. I’m a music major (voice and piano) with minors in Business Administration and Information Technology and an awesome job lined up for me as soon as I graduate- a year early. I’ve taken between 19 and 27 credits each semester while working between 2 and 6 jobs at any time. My friends think I’m crazy and my family knows I am, but really I’m not particularly special. I just know how to manage my time, what’s negotiable (that extra hour of sleep), and what’s not (hitting the gym). If you can benefit from my experience, then I’m more than happy to share!
So, what am I good at? That varies on a day to day basis, but one thing that I am always good at is finding a way of being content, come hell or high water. This is a blog about how best to navigate this tumultuous world that we inhabit through positivity, a healthy yogic lifestyle, exercise, and efficiency so that you too can always find a way of being at peace.