So just by using my keen skills of deduction and ability to read the big bold titles, this page is supposed about me, I guess? I never know what to write or say when asked to describe myself. Hi, I’m Caroline. I’m 22 years old, I’m a Gemini and I enjoy long walks on the beach.

In all seriousness, I feel like there’s no way I can just be like “Hey, this is me” and not be weird about it. I guess I can describe the point I’m at right now and some reasoning behind this blog. 2017 has been such a life-changing year so far. I started the year the way I’ve been for a long time – anxious, feeling trapped and hopeless and insufficient. I don’t know what changed but something in me just lit up, like someone flipped the “on” switch. I put myself and my needs first. I stood up for myself. I freed myself from toxic relationships and mindsets that were bringing me down. I felt like I had been in a straight jacket – which I always thought would be nice and cozy and safe feeling, but apparently that’s not a normal thing to think, so… But it does kind of work in this analogy. It felt comfortable and safe, but I still was restrained. I got myself out and felt like I could breathe again. I started doing things for me. I’ve gotten to experience so many things I never would have been able to before.

Writing helps me to organize my thoughts, relate what’s going on in my life to new concepts and ideas I’m learning about. I also want to share my photography – I have a link to my Flickr (which as of right now is the best way I can figure out to share my pictures). I’ve recently started shooting and developing 35mm film and I love it! So I’m using this blog is a platform for that as well.

I thought I might share it with you all – maybe you can relate and we can talk about it, maybe you’ll be inspired and find value in it, or maybe you just are really bored and have nothing else to do but check out my posts. Whatever reason that’s brought you to my blog, I’m glad you’re here.