Introducing…

I am writing my first post while watching “The Lion King.”  I can think of no better inspiration.

Remember when you were five, and you thought your life would be, like, phenomenal by your 20s?  When I was five, my biggest problem was that my parents almost didn’t buy me “The Lion King” when it came out on VHS, until I threw a temper tantrum in the middle of the mall (**disclaimer: I wasn’t usually that kind of kid, but this was SERIOUS). I totally knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, and my life was going to be awesome.

When I was that age, I am pretty sure I thought I was going to be an astronaut at 23, the age I am now.  Fast forward to 7th grade—I thought I was going to be a lawyer.  In 9th grade, I planned on becoming a journalist; in 11th grade, I was going to do international business and travel the world; and by senior year, I was planning on becoming a psychologist.  It goes without saying that at every age I assumed I would also be married to Prince Charming by 23.

Then I started college, and my plans changed yet again.  After a year of gen eds, I decided to change my major to Nursing.  And I stuck with this.  I graduated (a semester late) with my BSN, and have been working as an RN for a year now.

So here I am, with my big girl job, living on my own in my big girl apartment, with my cat.  And you know what?  I STILL feel like I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.  And, after a lot of brooding and whatnot the past year, I have decided that that is ok.

I am hoping to use this blog to make the best of my life as it is now.  I may not be exactly where I want, or where I thought I would be right now, but my life is actually pretty good.  I will probably write, on occasion, about being a 20-something, because it can be a really difficult and misunderstood time in a person’s life.  But I also want to share with you all the things in life that I love, be it clothes, music, books or my cat.  Or pretty much anything else.   I hope you all enjoy what you see and read on here!

“All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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