Monday, June 2, 2014


I love to be inspired.  

I love the feeling inspiration gives me.  I love to read blogs, see people's lives, and think, "I can do that."  It is a fascination, nay, obsession.  I realize that this makes me seem more like a stalker and less like a normal person, but people are fascinating.  Blogs are like virtual coffee shops: you can sit and watch people interact with one another for hours.  

I started a blog.  Several years ago.  It developed into less of a blog and more of an interactive website.  Don't get me wrong, I love my website, but it is not a crisp, or clean as other people's blogs. It was...busy, for lack of a better word.  Sometimes in life I just want to be straight forward.  Simple.  That is why I am doing this now.  I want to be inspired, and inspire.  I want to take a step forward and officially leave the past behind.  

First things first.  My name is Tricia Artim, soon to be Mrs. Joshua Hauser.  I am engaged to the most difficultly, wonderful man in the universe.  He drives me crazy some days, but he never ceases to amaze me, or make me smile.  Our life is anything but perfect, or simple.  I mean we have been engaged since the beginning of December, and we still don't have anything really planned.  We travel and we eat.  Because of this, we are little out of shape, but we are training.  I spent six years in NCSU's engineering program only to realize that it was not what I wanted, and I am not what they wanted.  So I did what any rational person would do: I left.  I moved to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  I don't really know what will happen this fall, but I am pretty excited.  I have a cat, and yes, deep, deep down inside, I am a crazy cat lady!  My cat's name is Phoenix, and she is beautiful!  She is literally mine and Josh's baby.  I love to bake, and craft.  I seriously decorate my apartment all the time.  I also love to use more than one exclamation point per sentence, but I seriously try to control that.  I am from a small town, living in a big city, and counting down the days until that small town is where I call my home again.  

I am starting this new chapter in my life, and I really do not have a clue where I am heading.  I just know, I want to document the way I get there, so that in 50 years, I can look back.  I am an old soul trapped in the body of a 23 year old.  But, I want to take what time I am given, and give all that I can to the people around me.  I love to inspire.  

Most importantly, I love to be inspired.


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