I have changed the name of my blog, for a couple of reasons. I want to be able to write about many things, and not just things that annoy me. I still want my writing to be, first and foremost, the most important thing about this blog. I still don't want to post about products and material things, but I want to be able to write about happy things as well.
This change of heart has occurred in me this week with the conclusion of my last spring break of college. For my break this year, like the two years previous, I participated in an immersion program with my school. It has always been a wonderful experience, but something this year just clicked.
This is my group. We traveled to Narrows, a little town in the mountains of western Virginia.
I have discovered things about life and myself that I want to hold on to; never want to forget. I learned how to be happy in living simply, in living through the love of your family and community, and in living through faith (whatever faith that may be). I learned how important patience was, that attaining material wealth isn't a good way to live your life. I learned how to slow down, take a deep breath, that you don't have to run around like your life is burning to the ground. Pressure and stress kill your soul. So, before I start to pontificate, this is my advice, a piece of what I'm trying to follow: relax. Life is beautiful. Love your family, love your community, and love yourself. Trust that everything happens for a reason, and everything will work out in the end.
Thus, the List begins. And don't worry, I have still managed to retain my acerbic bite I know everyone loves!