Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello, Hey, How You Doing?

I’m sort of in a weird place right now.  If you have recently graduated and are currently looking for a job maybe you get what I mean.  Actually, you don’t even have to be in that exact situation—just in between, in a lull, in a rut.   When you hear people say, “You know, I never thought I would be here right now” you think, well where else did you picture yourself to be?  Well now I get it.  I didn’t picture myself to be here right now.  And don’t worry, this isn’t a self-help sort of blog, this is a ‘let’s explore my interests and figure this out’ kind of thing.  A smart, or maybe not so smart person once told me, “Corinne, keep your expectations low, and you’ll never be disappointed."  WAIT, what? That has to be the saddest advice someone’s ever given me and thank goodness I haven’t taken it thus far.  And I don’t think I ever will, I don’t think I physically can.  Luckily I get my hopes up easily meaning I have felt almost every form of disappointment (job opportunities, dating, school, hey even restaurant recommendations), which I think is actually is a good thing. With disappointment comes learning--growing.  And surprisingly through all of my sarcasm, I tend to be an optimist.  And you know, I do believe everything happens for a reason, and I also believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  I didn’t mean to quote a song there.  Or a thousand cheesy inspiration posters (cue high school counselors’ office).  What I’m trying to say is yes, I didn’t expect to be here, but hey no one can tell the future—if I could I would making BANK off of that skill—and I still have time to figure out where I want to go and who I want to be.  For now, I am trying to enjoy my life; making mistakes, learning, dating, eating, drinking and shopping along the way, but making my mind up on what I think is important and what makes me happy.

So to wrap this up; this is my new blog.  I’ve blogged before when I studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and it really was cathartic. Plus extremely easy, I mean I was in Europe for 3 month aka unlimited stories of food, love, and travel.  But I am no longer in Europe.  So this is me, going out on a metaphorical limb and hoping I will find something to inspire me, to show a real side of me and what I am interested in, and to lift me from this metaphorical limb to something a little more sturdy.  Maybe it’ll lead me somewhere fun. Preferably a bar that serves great brunch.  Oh and unlimited mimosas.

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