Hello! My name is Grace, and I’m your typical 19 year old. By that, I mean I’m at that crucial age where the world seems extremely large, and exciting, and full of incredible possibilities. Every day is an adventure, and there are new opportunities around every corner. It also means I’m pretty confused about what I want to do with my life, despite getting asked that question on a daily basis. I still haven’t come up with a consistent answer. The writer and explorer in me wants to be a blogger who travels the world. My bookworm side thinks settling in NYC or San Francisco and working for a publishing company sounds like the dream. The wide-eyed 19 year old in me has decided I still have plenty of time to figure all that out. This blog is dedicated to exploring the bookworm side of me.
I love many things. I love cities, with their bright lights and constant chaos. I love the feeling in the air, the feeling that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. The anticipation that is constantly there, that something great is just around the corner. I love dawn, sitting on the porch watching the sky slowly get brighter, and seeing the lights of the Austin skyline slowly fade as the sun rises. I love beginnings, which is probably why I love dawn, where anything is possible. Absolutely anything could happen. I love bright and bold colors that catch the eye (I guess that’s the artist in me). I love winter, with the feeling of cheer in the air, and the joy of the holiday season. I also love the cold weather winter brings, which provides the opportunity to put on a warm sweater and curl up by the fire with a peppermint mocha and a book. I love pictures, because as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. I love seeing the world through other’s people’s eyes through their pictures. In the age of instagram and blogs, I can see literally anyplace in the world from one person’s unique perspective. I hope one day I can travel the world and put my own unique perspective out there.
Above all I love words. Whether that is quotes, stories, blogs, my own writing, or even songs. They are my favorite form of expression. I have a journal of simply quotes; quotes that inspire me, that make me think, even some that are sad, because pain is a part of life, and sometimes the best form of therapy is to try to put the pain into words. I have several blogs I read on a daily basis, simply to see what life is like in other parts of the world. I am addicted to reading books, because it gives me the opportunity to transport myself to an entirely different reality, if only for a little while. I could not imagine life without songs; words woven together and combined with music that can explain exactly how you are feeling when you fail to.
I’m currently at a crossroads in my life. I took a huge leap towards a dream I’ve had for awhile now, and I’m still kind of in free fall mode, unsure of how its going to turn out. For now, though, I’ll just have faith that all things will resolve themselves in the end. Until they do, I’ll spend my days learning new things, and reading as many books as possible, and blogging my happy little heart away.
Thanks for joining me on this journey, or simply just reading a blog post or two. I hope I was able to either put a smile on your face, or introduce you to your new favorite book.