Welcome to This Side

“That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”  – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Creativity has always been in my DNA, and I’ve always had a thirst for inspiration and originality. Starting a blog has been a goal of mine for many moons, and finally after a few bumps in the road and defeating the mother of all beasts, procrastination, here we are. Deciding what to write about was a daunting task. Fashion has always been a passion of mine, but it didn’t feel soulful enough. I love cooking, but an entire blog about the five things I can make well didn’t seem to fit the bill either.

After moving to DC on Christmas Eve of 2017, I struggled a lot with finding my purpose in this new life I was creating. That’s when I began This Side of Thriving. This is a blog about all things life offers to those who seek out that feeling of not just surviving, but thriving. A literature major, and life-long lover of the written word, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise was the inspiration for the title. Meaning: we wait our entire lives to cross over into paradise. Sorry, Francis, but that’s too long of a wait for me. In search of paradise lost and all the magic and beauty life has to offer, see where life takes us on This Side of Thriving.

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2 Comments

  1. April 18, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Love your idea. Combined with Presence (thriving in the moment) it reminds me of the way too many times I did stop and smell the roses or truly appreciate what I had. We get what we focus on. A dear friend of mine was recently diagnosed with cancer and decided to notice 3 miracles a day. I love hearing her rendition of miracles she finds every day. Can’t wait to see how you thrive.

    • Jettripodi
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you Debbie! Focusing on the positive is a small essential that reaps huge rewards. I like that actionable idea of three miracles a day. Thanks for following along!

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