If you know me, you know I believe anything that’s based on my zodiac sign and that I write everything that crosses my mind. Although I grew up loving to write and read (yes, I would actually sell my soul to be a part of the Harry Potter world), I somehow forgot my passion for it somewhere between people telling me who to be and society telling me what career to pursue.
With that being said, this past year has been the most life-changing one by far. I graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in health and a minor in marketing with no interest in the health field (wow, shocking).
Don’t get me wrong, my first full-time job was a good experience. It taught me how to wake up early enough to eat breakfast – and that something was missing. I had so many thoughts, experiences, and life epiphanies I wanted to share and doing it in 140 characters or less wasn’t enough anymore. So I went back to what had always come naturally: I wrote.
It’s funny how your real life happens as you’re trying to stay on the path of the life you imagined you were supposed to have.
I worked 40 hours every week and wrote the rest of the other hours – you can find me on Thought Catalog, BuzzFeed, and my poetry instagram. There was something about the feeling of having readers relate to me and writers inspire me that I couldn’t shake off.
So I quit my job and I chased it.
Call it reckless or call it brave, but something shifted inside of me – and for the first time in my life, I only cared about what I thought.
I stopped noticing the looks of doubt from people when I told them I wanted to have an editorial career and I started appreciating the voice inside of me that told me to take the risk and jump.
6 months ago, I was writing snippets of poems and articles on post-it notes at work and now I’m in the middle of Chicago writing articles for The Everygirl. My journey probably isn’t the most inspirational one you’ve read, but it pushed me to create this blog.
Life She Loved is for you. It’s for me. It’s for any 20-something-year-old who is in between wanting more and not exactly being there yet.
It’s the confusion of mixed signals. It’s the anxiety that comes with an interview. It’s the happiness of a new outfit. It’s all the things our education didn’t teach us. And I’m here to write about it – to inspire you to believe in your gut feeling and to realize you aren’t alone in this world.
Let the journey begin.