For a long time, and I mean, for a long time, I’ve wanted to be a writer. I figured this out at 6 years old while reading outrageous amounts of Junie B. Jones books. I was the kind of child that my parents had to come in at night and take the book, lying across my stomach, off of me. I couldn’t stop reading, even if I were falling asleep. Yes, that book was also typically Junie B. Jones. I wrote many “books”, or what felt like books, to my young self. In school I never cared about any subjects other then, reading and English. I could go on but…well you get the point! So now fast forward I’m 20 years old, a prestigious college dropout with a major in economics(explains the dropout situation) and a, some may say, “insane” obsession with animal rescue. After almost a year of not being in school and working for the local animal shelter I’ve truly found my passion. Unfortunately, as I’ve been told many times “there’s no money in rescue” blah blah blah. I came to my conclusion of my now major, journalism.
My dream…. One day, write about dogs, animal rescue, pit bulls in a positive light, my love for chihuahuas, the list goes on. You could say my ultimate dream is to change the mind of others, influence people to become apart of the rescue world, all while doing something I love, writing.
So today, I start my blog, “Lousonder”. “Lou” is a nickname I go by, and “sonder” has it’s own beautiful definition. Sonder means…”the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own”. I’m just a girl, figuring things out one day at a time just like everyone else, so the word really spoke to me and really summed up the meaning for my blog. I’m someone who loves to laugh, books, animals, jewelry, shopping, traveling and mostly, I’m a young adult trying to find my way in this crazy world, just like many of you. So I hope you can relate. I’m going to leave you with an incredible video of what the word, sonder, truly means.
Thank you all for reading and I look forward to more posts.