So I wake up to write a new post and everything was gone! Thank you, blogger. Luckily everything seems to be fixed now but my first post from yesterday is nowhere to be found. Great! So I will try to (again) introduce myself (probably not as eloquently as my first post) and the purpose of this blog and we'll see if it will stick!
Ok, so once again, I'm Susan from a little ray of Sunshine. I'm a young, twenty-something who just recently started getting addicted to reading blogs thanks to my lovely mother. My addiction started when I tried an experiment: giving up my Facebook for Lent. I started with one blog, then another, until my favorites page became flooded with new blogs everyday. I know: why give up something only to replace it with something else? I can't exactly answer that question, but I just loved reading so many different perspectives on life and seeing the talent that is out there. Ever since, I have been dying to try my hand at it, so I took a leap of faith and now I'm starting. A few things you might find here on a little ray of Sunshine:
I am a very positive person and I like to share my "glass is half full" attitude with everyone I talk to. Yes, to some this may seem quite annoying, but unfortunately that's just how I was built! I have a very positive self-image, which I am very fortunate to say I have. No, I'm not perfect (no one is, right) or self-involved, but I do think that we all need to find at least one aspect of ourselves that we love or value. I think that you cannot love someone else until you love yourself. Yes, that's a bit bold, but that's just one girl's opinion. There is such a lack of positivity in the world we live in, so I'm trying to bring it back here. Let's spread it!
I am very close with my family and friends. They are so extremely special to me and mean the world to me. Without my loving family, unbelievable friends, and undyingly supportive professors who help me achieve my dreams, I wouldn't be where I am now. I can''t thank them enough, and they will definitely be making appearances here.
My passions and hobbies that make me, me are also going to play a huge role. I am studying both elementary education and music and I could not have made a better decision than to pursue both passions in school. I am a pianist-in-training and it is a huge part of who I am. I love immersing myself in my music for a few hours in my practice room (well about 20 each week if that's a few!) and it completely relieves all stresses of my day. If everyone can be so lucky as to find a passion that does that for them, I encourage it! (this will be a topic, I assure you!). I also love cooking and baking with my family. I am not nearly as talented as some of them, but I do get a lot of help and love from them, so attempted recipes and meals (both the successes and the failures!) will be posted. I can't wait to start cooking more this summer. Then, of course, I knit. Another great, amazing stress reliever. There is nothing I love more than sitting down on the couch with my knitting needles, some popcorn and a diet Coke (always) and a great chick flick. Most relaxing night in ever. My patterns and completed projects will make their way to this blog to be shared. If anyone has any patterns to share, feel free! I love having new patterns to put into my binder. There is nothing better!
So I think I summed up what I wrote yesterday. Again, this is just me being me: rambling, not always grammatically correct, and just here living life, loving it and wanting to make a difference to.
I am so excited to start this journey and thanks for following it with me.