Man, it’s been really hectic ever since the world ended.


I must be honest- usually, I look at images like the picture above and don’t like them at all. Tumblr and Facebook are full of these faux-inspiring (and often misquoted) sayings matched with some obscure background photo, so I encounter many of them in my day-to-day tromps through the internet. It is customary for me to react to these images with a face like the one below…


That particular quote on books and pages and “Opportunity-with-a-capital-O”, however, is something I like very much. With the new year upon us (and the past year full of hardships and tragedies, some quite fresh in our minds here in America and elsewhere around the world, I’m sure) I feel quite comforted by Edith Lovejoy Pierce’s words on blank pages. Lord knows I have plenty of empty notebooks, sketchbooks, and journals just waiting to be imagined upon. This is one of the principle reasons I love the beginning of a new year- that Opportunity for which we’ve all been hoping.

This upcoming year is going to be a very challenging, exciting, amazing, and unfortunately heart-hurting (more on that later) year, but I am ready to rise up to meet it with a fervor that’s built up in me recently, a fervor such as I haven’t seen in the last 2 years at least. Changes are the main thing coming to the life of this tiny 22-year-old, and I mean to make the most of what’s thrown at me.

Whoever you are, wherever you are reading this from, I have one wish for you this new year:

decide what to be and go be it.

On a lighter note, here’s a picture of me getting a carburetor for Christmas!



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