Warning: this blog will be filled with flowers, Aztec print, and an obscene amount of ramblings about my so called life.

Hi There. I’m Nana.

I really enjoy daisies, aztec print, hot chocolate, quirky socks, Jesus, my family, my friends, USC Trojans, Pinterest, Purple, Sunflowers, Mermaids, Social Media in all shapes and sizes, Long Walks on the Beach, Picnics, Spontaneous Adventures, and as of this morning–blogging.

Something that I don’t enjoy: idleness.

I’ve spent the last eight months living in Los Angeles, California. I’ve been surrounded by thousands of students who strive for something more, and find that “more” in different places, whether it be in material items, in athletics, in music, or in their academics. I’ve tried new things, met new people, and learned more about myself and who I want to be.

I keep saying that I want to be a leader. I want to motive people to strive for more. I want to make a change. I want to be more mature. I want to be stronger in my faith. I want to use words that inspire people, not words that push others down. I want to appreciate my surroundings, and take more time to appreciate others. I want to be more active. I want to feel more comfortable in my skin and with my appearance. I want to know that I am working as hard as I can. I want to know that I am making the $376 a day that it costs to go to USC completely worth it.

It’s time for me to stop wanting to do or be something, and actually DO it. At some point, I must stop thinking that one day I want to do or be all of these things and actually BE all of these things.

That day, is today.

The Beginning?

I recently read a quote that says the following:

    “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”

When I first saw this, I thought about how stupid cheesy it was. The fact that I found it on tumblr really didn’t help either. 

But the thing is, what the quote is asking us to do is actually pretty legitimate. So many times lately, I’ve found myself being dragged down by the people around me in ways that surprise me. If I am truly my own sunshine, in a sky of clouds, then I will be able to light up the lives of others.

And that’s what I’m going to do.