Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fear, Dreams, and Flying

Cari Amici,

I think sometimes we don't realize how well we've mastered the art of pretending. I think sometimes we're pretending and we don't even realize that we're pretending to ourselves too. 

Sometimes we want something so badly that is scares us and so we ignore it. We deny it. Or better yet we pretend that we don't want it all. We just run.

And then we're forced to confront it. And then our heart shatters. We can feel fear building up inside of us and a want that is undeniable. We're in fight or flight. Fight the fear and chase our dreams. Or flee and go back to the safe, the normal. 

We have to make a choice and sometimes it's not easy to choose. We want to choose to chase our dreams and yet something holds us back and all too often we choose the safe, the familiar. 

We even lie to ourselves without realizing what we're doing.

The things we don't have control over Marriage. Love. Romance. Fame. Respect. Success. Friends. I think we all want those things. 

In the Lana Del Ray song Young and Beautiful there's a line that says "Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" For me, that's proof. We have these questions. Ones that sometimes we're afraid to have answered. We have these dreams that we're afraid to admit we have. 

I think that for all of us there's something we want to chase after, but another something holds us back. Until one day, we just decide to take the leap and go for it. Only then can we find out if we're going to fly or fall. 

So today I'm going to take that leap, at least with one of these dreams I'm aware of. I'm not going to pretend anymore. 

I challenge you to do the same. Find out what's that something you want and then go for it. Take the leap of faith. If we fall, we'll land among some of the greats and start climbing our way back up.


Danica Page

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

7 Confessions

7 Confessions:

1. I absolutely adore laughing. Seriously, if somebody can make me laugh, they automatically make it on my favorite people list.

2. I will stay up until 5 am reading a book and have been known to do so before. Whoops.

3. I would eat popcorn every night for dinner if I could. 

4) I love the idea of kissing a random guy on a bridge...not that I'd ever do it.

5) I have a secret obsession with all things romantic (even though I'm usually afraid to admit that).

6) I'm absolutely terrified of dogs. 

7) Slow walkers rank among one of my biggest pet-peeves.

And that's seven confessions of the girl behind the pages. 

What about you? What's something you secretly love or hate? Feel free to comment.

Danica Page

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The truth about secrets

Cari Amici!

I know a secret...it's a phrase that instantly will get hearts racing, ears itching to know what it is, and mouths ready to reveal it.

A secret kept can break hearts. A secret told can crush them. A secret ignored can destroy a person.

The word secrets is accompanied by words like intrigue, mystery, heartbreak, scandal, rumors, gossip, and pain. Often it's accompanied by these two words dirty little making the infamous phrase dirty little secret

And yet, we are a society full of secrets. A quick google search will instantly pull up thousands of quotes on secrets.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Now this one I thought was most profound. How often do we keep secrets from ourselves? For example, I was afraid of failure and rejection for so long and yet never was really willing to admit it. I think that's the most dangerous thing we can do. When we keep a secret from ourselves, we don't give ourselves the chance to face it, to overcome it, to recognize it.  

And yet how often do we try? How often do we hope that time will wash away a secret truth or a secret lie that we don't want anybody to know? Time reveals all truth. 

How morbid this seems? And yet I think it might be true. I was bullied so badly during high school I thought about suicide. That's one secret that somebody told that broke my heart. I think we all have things we've been through and things that if we talked about would hurt others. And yet, if we don't tell them, it might just break their hearts anyway.

Okay, I love books. I couldn't help this one. I think it's true though. Books really are incredible. 

Secrets are powerful. They are enough to bind people together or to destroy them. What do you guys think? Are secrets a good thing or not? Why are we so fascinated with them?



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hello Everybody!


This is Danica Page. I have been a book-blogger for about 3 years now at Taking it One Page at a Time. I love reading and I loved exploring my thoughts about reading. I then started a writing/editing blog Filling Up the Pages.

Both of these blogs have allowed me to explore my ideas about reading and writing, but I wanted to start a blog that would allow me to explore myself—the girl behind the pages.

This blog is a new idea and one that I haven't fully developed yet, but this is going to be a blog dedicated to life, my interests, my likes, my passions, my beliefs, everything me. 

I hope you enjoy it. Here's to a new adventure. 


Danica Page