How to Save a Life


When was the last time a person completely changed your day around with just their presence?

Think about it. When was the last time someone exuded such a positive spirit that you couldn’t help but smile along with them…even when you were having a bad day yourself?

It’s often said that energy is contagious.

After the experiences I’ve had in my life, I have no choice but to believe this is true.

Believe it or not, there are people out there who will make you want to do better in their company. They will inspire you and motivate you and remind you to never give up on what you dream of.

These are the ones who don’t just recognize you for who you are, but what you can be.

My goal in life is to be one of them.

For those that don’t know me, I’m the girl who looks for potential where it’s otherwise hidden. I search for beauty in the ugly and light in the dark.

I do this because I believe there’s always more to a person than what they choose to show you.

I try to spread only the kindest of energy because I know even the brightest of smiles and the deepest of laughs come from people who have seen hard times.

It may sound crazy, but I believe it’s energy that can change the world.

After all, how many sparks does it take to start a fire?



Multipotentialite: The Word That Changed My Life


Ever feel like you have too many interests?

One minute you’re deeply invested in a project, giving it your all and then some, and then the next, you find a new project to dive into. You need to excel and then go beyond that. You are constantly in pursuit of the next big thing.

Welcome to the life of multipotentiality.

Earlier this week, another blogger sent me a video of a TED Talks about people who have more than one true calling.

At first, I was a little reluctant to watch it. (I’m one of those stubborn people that is less likely to do things when told to. Obnoxious, I know) But I decided to give it a chance. Wow, am I glad I did.

I’ve never related to something so much in my entire life.  Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling (Click it, I dare you) was a reminder that it’s okay to explore more than one passion.

There are some people who dive into one field and that’s it for them. They know they want to stick with it for the rest of their lives.

Not me though.

I love to write. I’ve loved writing since grammar school and I don’t think that’ll ever change. That doesn’t mean it’s the only thing I want to pursue.

I want to live a life of adventure. I love to travel so sure, I want to wander physically but not just that. When I say I want to live a life of adventure, I mean I want to wander into the unknown in every way possible.

I created Curiosity Island for just that reason. I want to encourage people to follow their interests, wherever they may guide them.

I’ve seen too many people stay where they are out of fear of what could be. Sometimes, it seems scarier to leave what you know than to stay where you’re unhappy. When you stay where you are, you know what to expect.

What people forget about the unknown is that it’s where all the possibility lies.

If you never explore what’s out there, how will you know what you truly care about or who you truly are for that matter?

Writing was my first passion, then came traveling. I was always curious about bartending though. So finally, I went and tried it. Now, I work at a bar every week and enjoy it more than you could imagine.

In high school, I was curious about yoga so I enrolled in a class. I’ve practiced ever since. I’m training to become an instructor this summer.

In college, I knew I wanted to do more to help others. That’s always been a passion of mine. So, I became a peer counselor. It was one of the best things I ever did. I use what I learned as a counselor every single day of my life. The experience opened my mind to so much I would have never understood before.

Letting my curiosity guide me has made me into who I am today. I aspire to continue that for the rest of my life. If it scares me, more of a reason to do it.

Now I ask you: what are you scared of? What’s it going to take for you to make that leap? 

Curiosity is life’s open ticket, hold on to it.