Turning Negatives into Positives

As I am sitting in a hair salon waiting for my haircut thoughts ponder through my mind.. by the way, super happy with this cut ?

Living in the Silicon Valley, waiting for basically everything is pretty much customary. I have found that coming from a small town to a big city with a million people, I miss the small town vibes. As I have one more year in this big city before I finish school and move to wherever in the nation Alex and I  choose (haven’t decided yet), I am working on finding the positives of living in an area that I particularly do not enjoy living in. I have found that this could potentially be a topic that others may be interested in so hence this little off- the- wall post. Starting with the first thought…

Don’t forget about the things you love

Don’t forget about doing what makes you come alive. For me that is photography. After moving to the area I lost touch with it and became unmotivated, uninspired, and less happy in my day-to-day life. I always made the excuse that there was nothing to photograph that I enjoyed here. Totally lame, I know. And not true. Your attitude and personality create the feelings in a photo.. Just remember that.

I have done things I would have never done otherwise

This blog is the perfect example of that. I never thought in a million years that I would have a .com website for my own customization and personality to shine through. I stay home much more often now (due to not wanting to deal with traffic honestly), and have gained interests in areas I never would have thought about just from internet surfing and Pinterest haha.

I now search for areas that inspire me, creating a much greater appreciation for that area. 

I put lots of effort into finding a quiet, quaint location and when I do find it, it becomes a big deal and I appreciate the space that much more.


What are some positives you can get out of living in an area that doesn’t quite fit your likes? I’m curious to hear your opinions on this topic. Just remember, no matter how bad a situation might be there can be something positive to get out of it.



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