Taking on the world one step at a time. Being the person I want to be. Living the life I have yet to imagine. Making my dreams a reality.

Life choices.
My new phone cover ♡ #MakeDreamsReality
#ChrisBorelli #4LM
The artist himself #4LM

Happiness.

Now thats a thought. Something I consistently think about, yet many others push to the back. More specifically, “My Happiness.” I used to hear my brother play his guitar and I could see how happy he was making music that he loved. And then, without having the opportunities necessary to move forward he became stuck trying to find a way to survive by just doing something to pass the time. Here I was in my life loving everything that I had become a part of. Until eventually, I was no longer happy doing something that I had begun. It’s crazy how in that moment everything just changed. I continued to do what was causing my unhappiness because I felt it was the “right” and “smart” thing to do.  I realized what doing something for money meant. Or at least I understood what it would mean when I got there. If only in this life today money did not dictate the comfort of our living. Can’t I just enjoy the time I have doing something that gives me purpose? Something that makes me feel like the hard work is worth it? Something that motivates me to work above and beyond my ability level instead of making an accomplishment just to get by. Not everything in life gives you that motivation. When you find something that does, how do you just let it go? Because you know that you could do something else to make more money? If only money didn’t matter… But it does. It’s as if the world wants miserable people who dislike their jobs, because there is such a high price on life, if you really want to live the life you have. It’s as if you have to be unhappy for years before you can really do what makes you happy in the end. I envy those who figured it out young. Those who found a way to skip over the years wasted of decisions and deciding factors, and built a dream for themselves by knowing what they wanted and not stopping until they got there. I wish I knew then, what I know about myself now. I would have gotten out before I got so far in. I guess it’s all a learning matter in the end. You never stop learning they say. There is always another decision to make. There is always a better option to choose. There is always a job that will make more money. Why can’t happiness be the deciding factor? Why does income have to decide for my life? Why can’t they see that to some happiness means more? Can’t I just be happy doing something that I love?… 

I found my own noodle bowl place in Worcester! Finally a piece of Umass at home :) #CurryChicken
It’s all about the family by your side ♡ #HappyNewYear #NYE2014

Love when my aunt sends me these holiday videos. Happy New Year everyone!

NY ♡
Piano fan forever.  #WishINeverStopped
"Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
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What.

Life. It’s a funny thing isn’t it. The constant motion. The stand still. The blurred vision. I went from a point in my life where having a plan, a daily schedule, a to do list was normal. I now find myself with time, with quiet, with thoughts. I used to be excited to finally have the ability to do with my days as I please and yet now I have no idea what to do with the days that Im given. They say you always want what you can’t have. Only problem is, I can have what I want. I just need to figure out what that is… What it is I want..

"Who says you gotta look like a model in a magazine"
Your outfit defines your attitude.  #DressToImpress