#GROWINGTOLIVE | A MOVEMENT

// credits to ava //

I have an idea... Something I've been thinking about for awhile.
Something to inspire us. And something to record the inspiration.
This post is going to be all over the place, and I'm going to be mentioning several different things that I want the "idea" to represent. Hopefully, you'll be able to make it out!
Bear with me!


 I talk a lot on this blog about living. Living to the full.
And lately, that has been one of my main goals.
Live in the moment, invest in my hobbies, and try new things.
I really love this quote by Oscar Wilde that says,
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

I don't want to be just another run-of-the-mill teenager who the only thing she is passionate about is her cell phone. Now I love having a phone, and I really enjoy sharing pictures on Instagram, but I don't want to be consumed.

Lately, I have been doing something creative every day. It's my goal, and so far I haven't missed a day.
I've seen vast improvement by consistently working on my hobbies.

Everyone will have a different interpretation of living. And that's awesome!
For some it may be reading 'til your eyes grow sore, or talking a walk, painting, taking pictures, slamming on your instruments, anything!
Everyone has a different way to show their creativity.

If you haven't already realized, I am passionate about this!
I want to do this more, and I want other people to be inspired and do it with me!
Let's live not just exist.
Let's carpe that diem.
Let's do everything we thought we'd never do.

I want to start a movement of sorts.
It may not go anywhere, but that's okay.
This is not to bring attention back to my blog or to myself. I purely just want people to learn to live with me!
So I'm making a hashtag. This way we can record how we all live and we can keep each other inspired!

So whenever you are doing something that makes your heart sing and your creative juices are flowing like a flood:
i. Take a picture of it
ii. Use the hashtag I'm giving below
iii. Then share to any social media site (your blog totally counts!)

I've been thinking for a good while about what to call the hashtag, and I finally decided on:

#GROWINGTOLIVE

Not only does this include part of my blog name, but it describes me and probably the rest of you too!
I am growing to live. I haven't reached it yet. I'm still learning how!

I plan on making an Instagram account for this eventually, and I'll repost pictures and share my own.
Until then you can just email me your pictures with the caption you want and I'll share a weekly segment.
(email in social/contact page)

So with everything being said I leave you with this:

let's live, shall we?

"To live will be an awfully big adventure."
Peter Pan

*I want to thank the people in my last post who encouraged me in my last post to push aside my fears and POST THIS THANG. Thanks, you guys :)*


17 comments :

  1. THIS IS PERFECT.
    I will definitely be participating in this, it's an amazing idea!!
    GREAT JOB, SOLDIER!

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    1. NO, YOU'RE PERFECT!!!
      Thank you so much, Livvy. It really makes me happy that you like it so much!
      THANKS, COLONEL.

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  2. Love this Aaliyah!!! Can't wait to see what happens through this!

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    1. BECCAA! Thank you so much!
      I'm pretty excited to see what all happens too!
      Your support and kind words mean the world :)
      Love ya, girlie!

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  3. *high fives you*
    I am so proud of you for starting this, I know from my experience with AN how daunting it can be to propose a community project.
    Fantastic job. <3 <3 <3

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    1. *high fives you back* ;)
      Thank you so much! And yes, haha, I think "daunting" would be the best word to describe it.
      Thank you again for your kind words and support!

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  4. This sounds exciting! I'm in - I want to break the barriers of the stereotypical teen too. Thanks for sharing what's on your heart, and good on you for starting this movement; I'm excited at seeing where it goes! Your idea of doing something creative every day has also inspired me to do the same. xx

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    1. AHHHH! YES!
      I'm so glad everyone is for this!
      I am so happy to hear this inspired you.
      You're welcome, but thank you for leaving such an encouraging comment and joining in!

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  5. This is the absolute best idea, oh my goodness. I'm definitely in. This is actually something that I've been thinking about quite a lot lately, so the timing of finding this post was perfect for me. Thank you so much for sharing this:)

    p.s. I'm currently in absolute awe of how awesome your blog is. You've got a new follower;)

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    1. GRACCCEEE! Thank you so much! This comment was totally uplifting!

      p.s. you're so awesome for saying that. WELCOME TO THE CLAN!

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  6. THIS IS THE BEST IDEA EVER LIKE SERIOUSLY.
    *coughs* uhhh, hey :) this is autumn, and i just like randomly stumbled upon your blog, but this post definitely earned a follow. you are literally too cool.
    living life to the fullest is something i'm so passionate about too....it's what brings meaning to life, and what makes a life well lived. EEEEEKKKK <3 love this so SO much.

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    1. OHMYGOODNESS THANK YOU SERIOUSLY SO MUCH.
      Anndddd heyyyyy, Autumn! WAH! THANKS FOR THE FOLLOW!!! You're so awesome :)

      I am so glad that you like this :) Makes my heart smile :)

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  7. Like I said on the AN post, I feel the same way. It's been on my heart for a while.

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    1. So I totally am thinking I'm going to be participating!

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    2. WAH! Thank you so much for your comment! Truly made my day :)))
      I would be totally honored if you participated :)

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  8. HOW COME I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS UNTIL NOW?!?! HOW. COME. I AM LIKE THE WORST BLOG READER OF EVER, PROBABLY. But girl, this is beautiful. I love this mission, I love this tag!! NOW EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO AND USE IT EVERYWHERE GAHHH. <3

    love,
    abbiee

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    1. OHMYGOODNESS I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW :'''')

      WAH THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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