25 and Comin’ Alive

I’m always a day late and a dollar short.

Just two weeks after turning 25, I am finally forging a path back to my childhood dream. With this blog, I hope to not only retrace my footsteps over five months of traveling in Europe, but also rediscover my voice as a writer.


It’s funny how thirteen-year-old me knew best all along, huh?

Since then, I’ve transferred colleges, broken up with boyfriends, had surgeries, gained a sister and a niece, crashed my car, built friendships that failed, found a soulmate, ate the weirdest sea creatures imaginable, drank absinthe, swam topless in the Mediterranean, cried in castles, jumped from mountains, and the whole time I drifted in and out of my first love- writing.

I received my B.A. in English from Westminster College in 2012 and moved to Pittsburgh, PA. After working for a year in a job that I increasingly became more unhappy at, I had my quarter-life crisis early and quit my job to travel. Now, two years later, From This Side of the Sun is the compilation of months and months of poetry, journal entries, pictures, and word vomit that expels every emotion I’ve ever felt.

Head over to my about me page so I can introduce myself further, or (for those who know me) refresh your memory on where I’ve been.

Can’t wait to catch up with you all!


3 thoughts on “25 and Comin’ Alive

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and dreams. When I was 25 I thought I was living the beginning of the rest of my life. At 63 I look back at the many beginnings and endings and I realised that I had departed from my chosen path and lived many lives. My choice and no regrets. I wonder what will come next?

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    • Hi Mary, that’s the beauty of it all, isn’t it? Even though 25 is considered still very young, I find myself wondering similar things. Life has a mind of its own, and I’ve certainly strayed here and there from the path I thought I’d take. I still don’t have it all figured out.

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