The One Word Inspiration series is a guest post series on Clear the Way which asks different visiting bloggers to share whatever they are inspired to share when they hear only one word. The word changes each month and today Victoria from Oh So Pretty is here to share her inspiration from the word beginning.
A few years ago, I packed my mini SUV with what I thought was my life and traveled 700 miles to a small little town to embark on a new journey – grad school. Coming from a booming metropolis city and not knowing what to expect, I always kept my mind open, willing to adjust and accommodate to any new lifestyle or culture. I don’t think there’s any way I could’ve prepared myself for this adjustment. I arrived to what seemed like a deserted town, population 5,000, no malls, one walmart, three fast food restaurants and the nearest city was an hour drive away. I remember thinking, how am I going to live here for the next four years?! What am I going to do? Where am I going to eat?
So what do you do when there’s nothing to do? Well first, you have zero distractions from school – homework and studies were always done on time. You spend a lot of time with yourself and those around you. A lot of my nights were spent with my closest friends, having dinner parties, baking cupcakes, a lot of laughing and talking. But I also spent a lot of time by myself, honing in on my passion for creativity – this was actually when I got into photography, blogging and design. Once I saved up enough money, I purchased a used DSLR and spent many evenings driving around and taking photos of anything and everything. I already dabbled and knew some things about photoshop and coding html so I started a blog to share my photos. Little did I know, that was the beginning of what is now Oh So Pretty. It is what allowed me to connect with so many amazing artists and makers around the world. It is was led me to start doing what I love and pursue my dreams and passions.
I will always appreciate my time here. It molded me into the person I am today. I’ve met amazing people, formed everlasting relationships, learned so much about who I am and who I want to be. I’ve learned to appreciate a simpler life and find happiness and fulfillment in little things we often overlook and take for granted.
Victoria is a blogger and designer who finds beauty in minimalism, simplicity and a whole lotta white space. She loves meeting and working with other creatives who share the same vision and passion. You can find her on her: blog | instagram | pinterest