Thanks for joining me for this little adventure of my life! For those of you who do not know me, I’m Mollie! For those who do know me, yes, I’m still awkward but I consider myself quite hilarious. Anyway, welcome to my blog and very first post! I’m super stoked about this new chapter of my life. I’m honestly not quite sure how to blog yet but let’s start this first post out with some positivity.
I hope that made you feel a little bit better about life right now.
So, I’m sitting here in my favorite cafe, and I have a million thoughts running through my head. Normal, right? I’ve decided that this blog will be a place for my thoughts, so brace yourself. It might be a roller coaster, and it might get weird.
For my first post, I wanted to share a little bit about my upbringing and how I’ve managed to evolve into a completely different person throughout the years. I’m probably just another girl who needed a platform to vent and express on. That’s why I decided to start this blog, where I can come and feel safe with my thoughts and opinions. I encourage you to feel the same way about my page. Feel free to leave comments below about your feelings, stresses, highs, lows, or anything in-between. You can even e-mail me! I want this to be a good place for everyone. Vulnerability can be a beautiful thing.
From there, I’d like to share a little bit about myself in hopes that maybe there are some people out there who I can relate to. I grew up in Leaburg, Oregon, and if you’re not familiar with that area, that’s okay because not many people are. I like to describe it as the boondocks. My family has a little farm where I grew up with chickens, horses, goats, dogs, cats, a pig, and even some pet rats at one point. My grandma lives down the street about a mile where we would spend much of our time as a family. Overall, I have a pretty good relationship with my family, despite all of the hardships we experienced together. When I say I love my family, I mean that with my entire being. There have been many obstacles in my life that I truly would not wish upon anyone, but I consider myself lucky, and for that I am extremely grateful for the life I was given. Being the independent soul that I am, I decided to move to Scottsdale, Arizona a few months after I graduated high-school. It was not the easiest, but it was the best decision I have made for myself and my future. I was in a deep state of self-envy and depression from about eighth grade up until mid 2017. Anxiety controlled my life every minute of every day, and honestly, I was very concerned for my well-being. Those dark times of my life do not define the person I have become (which is a very happy lil bean). I could tell you everything that happened the past seven years, but I think I will save that for future posts. Just know that change is extremely possible.
Here are some things that I have learned since I have moved from my home town and comfort zone:
- You cannot shut every one out of your life and expect good things to happen to you.
- Take intimidating opportunities, they may reward you in unexpected ways.
- If you get a job and end up hating it, say PEACE OUT and go get some ice cream. Then look for a new job with amazing culture.
- Be aware of your surroundings (Thanks for the pepper spray, Dad).
- If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask someone you trust.
- Build relationships every where you go, you never know how that interaction may help you with the future.
- Treat yourself. Get a massage, new shoes, or take your friend out for lunch. Mental health days are so important and I try to implement them every week.
- Stay in contact with family and old friends. Just because I live somewhere else doesn’t mean I don’t care about them anymore.
- Make friends with the city police men, it may help you get out of a ticket.
- Explore your own city! You never know what hidden gems you can find, wonderful people you can meet, and experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
I know this blog post was all over the place but I hope you took away something sentimental from this. I plan on trying to post 3x a week, or whenever I feel like it. If you guys have any questions or want me to share something about myself that I may have left out (which is a lot) then I’d be happy to publicize. I hope you all enjoyed this post! I look forward to providing more for you.
P.s. I’m going to try to end each post with a picture of a cute dog.