Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New Beginnings

Welcome to my first blog! This will be a project that will allow you, the reader, to follow along with me, Larissa, as I strive and search for ways to have a good life. What does it mean to have a good life, you ask? It means something different to each person, of course. It is a goal I have started to work toward more and more as I move into adulthood and the rest of my life. Most importantly, though, to a great extent, living a good life is a choice; one made within the context of your own life, day to day. I want to wake up each morning and say, "This is going to be a great day. This is my one chance to have a great day." In other words, and as Mary Oliver so poetically wrote, "Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Over the course of this exploration, you may see me thrive, trip, fall, blunder, survive, rejoice, mourn, laugh, and even babble. But I hope you will glean as much insight, knowledge, and inspiration as I will in the process. Here's to a good life!


Laura Mae said...

congratulations Larissa! i actually have a blog too; which i have yet to write in. haha.

cheers to you being amazing.

i love you

Brian said...

Hey Larissa. A great idea, not too dis-similar to The Good Life, a 'classic British comedy' about a couple who decide they're going to become totally self-sufficient. They turn their suburban house into a subsistence farm. In their pursuit of The Good Life, they face certain home truths.

Not as funny as The Daily Show, but for info:


malvika said...

For me, a good life is being true to yourself. This was never really a challenge until my son was born. You spend so much time giving all of yourself to this little person who blows your mind with how amazing he is. Then suddenly you wake up and say wait, who am I again? Now it seems I am constantly striving to make sure I remember me. And when I do, life is good. (of course every morning when I go to Naveen's crib to get him up he reminds me that life is not only good, it is amazing!)

Kendra said...

Here's to the Good Life! You are well on your way, my dear friend!! Enjoy it-

Hallie said...

Let er rip, sister!