I am a hopeless optimist who tries to be happy no matter how much the pessimists and the schemers attempt to defuse my spirit. I am a believer, a faith-keeper, a lover of life. I am an absolute book bug who swears by the written word and worships their writers. My kind of ideal life would be that of a fiercely independent, knowledge-hungry traveler - who loves coffee, strangers, new cultures and books alike. This blog exists to contain all that goes on in my head and collect all that I most identify with.