A Young Girl who Already Seems to have Figured it Out.


It’s interesting how social media has changed the demographics of my circle of acquaintance.  Somehow, through Facebook, I am “friends” with my niece’s friends, who are all 25 years younger than I am.  That is so cool!

One young woman, my niece’s friend Alyson, recently posted: “There are some people who won’t be as happy on the best day of their life as I am today.”

How awesome is that?  A twenty-something college student who is still trying to figure out a lot of things in life has decided to choose happiness, regardless of what else is going on.  I have never even met this woman, but I am incredibly proud of her.  I know (from her posts) that she is looking for a job, struggling a bit financially, and still making the most of every situation.  I see “YOLO” appear on a lot of her posts.  (If you don’t get it, use the Google.)

And her attitude doesn’t just end with the above.  Here are some of may favorite recent posts from her:

  • What most people would call “getting hopelessly lost in my own city,” I fondly refer to as “spontaneous sightseeing.” It’s all a matter of perspective. 
  • My apartment smells weird and I hurt everywhere and I don’t like any of my food and I want to watch a movie but I don’t have any way to do that and I wanna go do stuff with people but I’m all settled in now.  That’s just me.  Once again being the physical embodiment of first world problems.
  • I just want to live in a 60s beach party film. I’d be the sassy local girl that teaches all the uptight northerners that all they really need to be happy is a summer fling, good friends and a big wave.  And good, wholesome 12-inches apart dancing.  I think I’d be really good at that. 

I don’t know you, Alyson, but I love you.  You are going to go very, very far in this world.


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