Hello! My name is Ally Charleston and I am originally from Boston, MA. I am currently nineteen years old and a freshman at the University of Richmond in VA.
For the past two years, as I finished my last year of high school and began college, it became harder and harder for me to figure out how to be happy. I never struggled with this up until the second half of high school; many would even say I was one of the happiest and friendliest people they knew. I'm very type A, a constant overachiever, and don't settle for anything less than perfection. Yet, the past couple months of my life have thrown me to the ground and just as I begin to lift myself up again, it seems as if I am stuck.
So, what did I do? I began writing. First, for the Odyssey Online. But, it became more than an outlet for me--I fell in love with it. Then I thought... why not create a blog where I can post whenever I want? And not only that, but by putting my life into this virtual time capsule, I can reach others. I can reach people who struggle like myself to find happiness. And maybe, by reading a similar story of agony and triumph, it can help them find peace while I am trying to do the same.
Then, the term "halcyon" doesn't have to be confined to the past, and we can figure how to make everyday happy and peaceful.
and so it begins...
۞ ally ۞