Going Back

“…want something, and let yourself have it…” – Debbie Reynolds


Home. Suburbs of Detroit, MI.


Good afternoon to you all. It is the top of the year, only three days in to be exact. My eyes are wide and my heart as full as I have this gut feeling that this will be one of the better years of my life thus far; my nineteenth year. I’m sure anyone reading this may have already considered clicking off the blog as that was such a cliche statement, but I’ve truly chosen to go into this year with a completely different mindset.

It wasn’t until a few months into 2016 that I familiarized myself with the phrase “thoughts become things”. The basic meaning of the phrase is as simple as the phrase itself. For me, it began with the realization that I have the power to make my life what I want it to be, as it is my life. I know that sounds silly because…well…obviously our lives are our own. But, I never really thought about anything other than graduating high school, going to college, graduation from college, and finding a job. The year of 2016 brought me my high school graduation, it brought me a new part time job, and it brought me abrupt realization that I was not living. I was going to school, going to work, coming home, and repeating it all the next day. When I first heard “thoughts become things” (thank you Meghan Hughes!!) I really started to jump at every opportunity that was presented to me, and made it mine.

I went out with friends when I wanted, I stayed home when I wanted, I worked the way I wanted, I went to the university I wanted. Key words: I wanted. I didn’t feel like I was living for society’s sake anymore, or to impress or please anyone. I was doing all of this for me. That being said, a new year has come upon us, and tomorrow, I am going back to Eastern Michigan University to begin my second semester as a freshman, and I couldn’t be more excited for the future.

This blog is going to be all about how I am making a change in my life, to make this life mine. I hope this helps someone find the same strength or inspiration, and even if it doesn’t, it’s helping me! I don’t have a set schedule/posting days. For now, I think I am just going to post as much as I can. Join me, won’t you?

“…want something, and let yourself have it…” – Debbie Reynolds

–  Caitlyn 💙