LETS START THINGS OFF BY BEING FRANK, SHALL WE?

1) TO GET DOWN TO THE KNITTY GRITTY: THIS HAS BY FAR BEEN THE STRANGEST YEAR OF MY LIFE.

(You may now escape quickly  and quietly or secretly say “amen sister”, and see if we can relate.)

The truth is that this year I have felt like the woman’s hand in the above photo ^ as almost everything has seemed a  fingertip’s reach away that I somehow ended up losing grasp of. My education. My future career. My love life. My relationship with God. Even my love to cook! Ever felt that way? It can be slightly nauseating to put it mildly.

When my three best friends and I first began to entertain the idea of starting a blog, it seemed like the perfect idea. I envisioned myself posting well-thought out, sophisticated posts on how I would love for my dream Christiana to be portrayed to the world. I realize however, that this simply will not do. I have an oath for you on my part; I have decided from the beginning to be completely honest and real with all (or any) who decide to find interesting a girl who does not have it all together, but IS in the process of figuring out THAT I WILL NEVER HAVE IT ALL FIGURED OUT, (And being ok with that.)

I will most likely wholly and dedicatedly present to you each week a hodgepodge of ME-ness. You will learn how to make a French cake, what it is like to live in South Korea for three months and question the meaning of your existence, how to fall in love with Jesus all over again, and most importantly learning together each day to be ok with letting go. Still with me?

2)  WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY, AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

(I’m sure you’re wondering.)

Truth is, my life currently holds no super crazy powerful significance seen by the human eye. I am twenty-four years old and still living with my mother and our dog Pikachu. I graduated this past summer with a bachelor’s degree in English and Broadcast Journalism, and I am currently utilizing none of the above. I work 2nd shift at the front desk of a hotel. My vice and slight obsession is cooking and baking (particularly French pastries). Many weeknights after work I sing karaoke songs to my mom in the kitchen after work pretending to be Lana Del Ray.

What am I doing then, you may be thinking? Don’t worry, no offense taken, I do too most days. I am an aspiring actress. I am saving up money and hope to pack up my belongings and life to head for Los Angeles to pursue an acting career! Crazy, right? Tell me about it.

3) HOW WILL READING ABOUT YOUR MUNDANE EXISTENCE APPLY TO MY LIFE?

It may not. All I can do is present the truthful, strange, ME-ness that I have promised you. I hope that someone out there may find refreshing a voice to read that may sound familiar among the sea of everyone who seems to have a perfect life on social media. If you have ever felt like pulling your hair out for feeling as though you are just not quite living the life you had envisioned for yourself than perhaps you will relate. Maybe you and I can continue this long and arduous, (but totally worth it) journey of getting to know the deepest core of our soul as we are meant to know it and realizing our true purpose along the way.

Life is a journey that is sometimes crazy, filled with failed recipes and too many Lana Del Ray songs, but it is truly beautiful when you choose to shed it in a positive light and daily choose to keep moving to the rhythm of your own beat.

Care to join?

C’est La Vi!

-Christiana <3

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