March to the beat of your own drum

“So, what do you do?”


I am a composition of many things-including stardust and dreams , like you & her over there. I am a dreamer to be more than one anything for the rest of my life, yearning to be a multitude of my dreams, wrapped up in one. I am someone who is not defined by my career, but by my person.

I am a blogger & a writer. I am a case worker, helping teens & adolescents. I am a career student- and yes, that means I have many skills. I am a lover of learning. I am an anxious person learning to cope. I am an animal addict. I am a dog person, inside and out. I am a gamer. I am an introvert. I am a fashion lover & a thrift-er. I am a Yogi. I am a traveler.

I am a daughter, sister, girlfriend to my love. I am all of my dogs’ best friends and probably their life.


How about we ask instead,

“What makes you the happiest & sets your soul on fire?”

March to the beat of your own drum. 



….”When are you getting married?”




We will buy a home and have a baby. We most definitely will acquire more dogs. We will travel for sure. We will do these in no particular order. We will probably do everything backwards and may question our every move of this life. What we won’t ever question, though, is our integrity to do our very own thing- as we want to.

And we might or might not just not be the marrying type, but the loving type for sure. 


March to the beat of your own drum. 


….Moving out?



When my dogs do, yes. Because I will miss them way too freaking much. On the real-Rushing out to spend money on rent so I can’t get ahead seems silly when I have a great relationship with my mom (and dogs!) and help out around the house and pay rent. There’s this weird thing where not everyone who lives at home is a lazy bum. I know, it’s crazy. Also damn- house hunting takes a long time. And mom and I love to watch This is Us and The Crown together. When I move out with Frankie who will I watch girly shows with? Okay, okay….I’ll keep looking for homes. With a Girl Cave.


March to the beat of your own drum.


…..”Are you okay?”



…….I was until you asked that.  If you heard how loud my brain is you would not be questioning my silence. Many times I would rather just listen and observe. I am okay, I just don’t feel like talking, probably because there is so much conversation going on in my brain. Honestly, my introverted self is quiet as this is the only way I can achieve a little bit of solitude while surrounded by people. Because I need that…to function. I used to think this was odd about me, but now I cherish it. You should too. 


March to the beat of your own damn drum. 








18 thoughts on “March to the beat of your own drum

  1. Love this! I’m definitely still finding my place with things while so many people around me seem to be set: full time jobs, married, kids, etc. I don’t have any of these things and I still live at home…but I’m okay with that. It works for where I’m at right now.


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  2. Not everyone that lives at home is lazy at all. Many are, yes, but to say all, that’s an unfair statement.
    What a great mantra, march to the beat of your own drum. I love that Shannon. 🙂

    I hope you’re having a great week hun. 🙂

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