DSC09723“Stay committed to yourself and your dreams. Don’t be the only one holding you back. No excuses. If you want it, go get it. Love yourself enough to keep a promise to yourself. You’re going to be tired. That’s life. You won’t be like others but your progress isn’t lesser than just because you don’t look or get the same opportunities as others do.

Focus on the commitment. Don’t care about the outcome.”

The transition from being in college has been a really tough one. I didn’t expect it to be this tough and I feel like I am bursting at the seams with self-inflicted pressure/stress. I can’t seem to figure everything out in a way that helps me feel like I am making progress. Upon graduation, there was a situation that left me feeling inadequate, lonely and unwanted. That Summer I then found two jobs that I really enjoy and traveled around the country which made me feel on top of the world but once I got into this adult lifestyle, I realized how I was still not fulfilled and struggling with body image, self-worth, happiness and purpose. I still have a lot to do before I launch into my next phase of life. I no longer want to feel hollow inside while life passes me by. I wanted to start this blog to give me an outlet for my journey emotionally, physically, spiritually, academically and more. I just want to gain that fuzzy feeling of excitement and motivation and gain clarity for myself too. Thank you so much for reading my work and supporting me as I go through my adventures and eventually “Return Home.”


– Nikai Elise