Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What's in a Name?

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.

~William Shakespeare

{My first header that I very proudly made. Taken watching the sunrise over the Mediterranean in Valencia, Spain after a night spent dancing with my friends.}

My blog name.

Made up on the couch one night after a glass and a half of vino, a mind full of dreams and ambition, and a determination to do something truly extraordinary with my life.

After college, I moved home to New England after four wonderful years in the land where the wind comes sweeping down the plain - Oklahoma {STATE! I already love you if you got that}. I was feeling slightly crushed that I hadn't landed my dream job, but still wildly determined to find my place in life. 

A few people I knew had started blogs as their creative outlets, and I thought maybe, just maybe, this was something that I too could use to express myself, pursue my passions, and spend a little time daydreaming about the life I knew I wanted for myself. I always wanted to take time to share the little things in life that make me happy, smile, or touch me in in profound way.

The word "extraordinary" has always been a favorite of mine. I remember my Great Aunt Betty using it to describe everything from life-chaning moments to the seemingly normal or little things in life. It wasn't until I was older that I realized just how marvelous and truly extraordinary those little things that I normally wouldn't think twice about really were. Life was made up of those little moments. Hugs and kisses from my parents, smiles from strangers, snuggling up with my dog when I was feeling down. Those brief moments I usually cherish just as much as the "big" events in life. 

Life is made up of extraordinary moments, whether we realize it or not. 

Sometimes it takes days, months or even years to realize what those defining moments may be. I know that I always want to pursue and extraordinary life that fills me with happiness, adventure and excitement. Chasing the Extraordinary was chosen because I never want to forget my passion, drive and desire to live a life that is truly spectacular. 

The Vintage Modern Wife: Say My Name Link Up

I hope you're having a wonderful week so far. To any new visitors, thanks so much for stopping by! :) 


  1. Hey! I love the story behind your blog name. :) I'm your newest follower; I found you through the link-up.

  2. chasing the greater things in life is a great way of living! wishing you the best while on your journey to do so. visiting from the link up. :)

  3. what a great story for your blog name!