Laura. 23. Living in the neighborhood around New Orleans and chasing my dreams. I want to save the world. I'm also super gay.
I hope there are days where you fall in love with being alive.
I know I haven’t been on tumblr much in the past year and a half, but I’m getting back into it and I’m going to do my best to stay! Meaning, I’m not going to disappear because I’m in a relationship. That’s over, and I’m thankful (see previous post).
ANYWAY, life is good! As I have also posted recently, I’ve finally achieved love for myself, with 100% positivity. I’m proud of who I am. I know what I want, and I’m going to get it. I’m stronger than I ever thought I’d be. I won’t settle for less. I know who I am, and I’m going to achieve. I’m proud of the ability I have to interact and communicate with others, and to make myself approachable. I respect myself and my work enough to earn my paycheck, and that makes me feel good about what I am doing every day. I live with a purpose. I will not choose the easy path, I will choose what challenges me. If you take the easy route, you’re not going to go very far. And I know I’m not that girl.
I just started graduate school for an MS in Marine Science and I couldn’t be more excited!! I’m surrounded by some really cool (not to mention incredibly intelligent) people and I’m excited to start the next chapter of my life. I know I’m going to learn a lot. I will be focusing my study on biofuels, which is a field I’m ecstatic to learn more about!
I’m making friends of my own down here on the coast (finally) after almost two years. I didn’t really get to do that earlier because I got into a relationship too fast. Some of those new friends are getting closer and closer and for that, I am grateful.
I’ve moved into a new apartment in a great location, and I love it. It’s downtown in an adorable little beach town that is one of this country’s greatest hidden treasures. I was finally able to get a cat here, which is something I’ve lived without for far too long. She turned up as a stray on moving day, and is currently my greatest love. It was fate that brought us together.
My schedule keeps me busy, but I wouldn’t really have it any other way. This is the life I chose. I’m self sufficient, and I’m happy.
Not to mention that I’m gay, I’m out to my family (my enTIRE family) and they accept me. They all accept me. I don’t know how I got so lucky, but I am blessed. This is incredible.
Cloud 9 looks pretty puny from all the way up here.
Best up and coming music right here, guys.(16 plays)
You know they say you have to fall in love with yourself before you can give love to others. In the past, I told myself I had achieved that, but honestly it was never something I was sure of.
But now, things are different. For the first time in my life, I know with 100% positivity that I. love. me. I love what I have done for myself, where I am, what I’m doing, the friends I’m making, the way I interact with people, the way I approach work and life and love and my own happiness.
I finally love myself. I’m confident, I’m ready, and most importantly, I’m sure.