Commencement Ceremony

Tchin, tchin! 

That’s what people say in Québec when they clank glasses together and that’s what I would like to kick off this blog with, raising my glass to you! Now, it is the afternoon and I’m no drunk so my glass is filled halfway full with water (but let’s call it metaphorical champagne).

Why mention Québec? Glad you asked! Québec is the place that changed my life and I am going to be mentioning it plenty of times in the future. It all started the Summer of 2016 when, you guessed it: I met a guy. You’ll learn more about him later, though. This post is about you, not him.

Thank you for being here with me at the debut of this journey. I hope you will join me as I share my life with you. I will be frank. We are going to be getting really random up in here; however, there is a common theme to wrap this all up neatly with a beautiful bow: self exploration.

What do I mean by that? I’m a mother in my mid-20s (yikes, already) going to college and planning the biggest move of my life. I am discovering myself and reinventing myself. I encourage you to do this as well, no matter your age. Life is a path of self discovery. It never ceases. You should always be learning more about yourself and trying to improve yourself.

In this day and age, it is so hard to build ourselves up when there is so much tearing us down. The digital age is pulling us away from each other. Because of this, social skills are plummeting (especially in my generation and younger) and we are at a disconnect. We are disconnected from the earth, from each other, from ourselves. We live in a world full of distractions, wrought with anxiety and a cornucopia of mental illnesses. If I get into this right now, I am going to be blabbering on and on. I will work on hitting each of these points. All in good time.

So, I’m going to make this short and sweet. I will be discussing issues and musings that I think are important to share. It’s meant to be thought-provoking and inspirational. I want us to learn to debate these issues, without lashing out when someone disagrees with us or using the anonymity of the internet to hurt other people with views different than our own. Big goals, I know. Baby steps.

As a society, we should learn to share opinions in a positive way. Plant seeds of your opinion in someone else’s mind and they will think on what you have to say and it could impact their worldview. If you argue and force it down their throats, then they will reject your opinion and you will not do anything to inspire them. We can work together to achieve this and so much more.

Along with my musings, you’ll get to know me. Maybe you’ll get to know yourself better, too. That’s my goal. But I can’t reach my goal without you. So let’s raise our glasses to ourselves and this journey. Cheers!

Thanks, friend.

xoxo Kristen

 

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