Happy New Year everyone!

I hope 2017 was nothing short of wonderful for you all and let us make sure that 2018 is even better! With the holiday season behind us, I wanted to take time to reflect upon the importance of support; whether from family or friends; it is such a vital aspect in our lives. Having that network of people to be there for you as you confront the hardships and highlights of life is essential ; it is the necessary reassurance of our stability – like a daily reminder that ‘hey it will be okay,’ or ‘don’t worry.’ That is what I find so heart warming about the holidays; to come together with loved ones and showcase the beauty of how far supporting one another can go. This basic system reinforces positivity and instills confidence within – it truly is special.

At the end of the day, such festivities gain importance because it all comes down to being able to rejoice with the ones you appreciate most in your life. To find comfort in someone or something is human nature; we all seek attachment and attention, so when we find it, we must cherish it.

– Carrie Epstein

Welcome to the HTW Blog!!

Hi there, welcome to my blog!

Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Carrie Epstein. I am currently in high school and incredibly honored to be involved with this wonderful project; blogging to spread more of what the world is lacking- inspiration.  I firmly believe that hope is the strongest force to contend with, because with inspiration, coincides the passion to pursue our greatest aspirations.  The seeds of opportunity present themselves when life seems most challenging; disguised as what feels like the end of the world – but to muster the strength to plant them is truly extraordinary.

Within us all, there is the capacity to be empowered; to be motivated; to be impressed; by something we admire.  For me, it is a place that evokes such awe; Alaska- it has such magnetism to dreamers and those waiting to be enthralled in its inviting peace, and I was captivated as soon as I was introduced to it when I was a mere four years old. Throughout my life, I have been privileged to have experienced the infinite beauties Alaska offers – and every time I go, I am infatuated in the endless satisfaction of seeing how pure the world can be. In those moments of utter amazement, I always find myself falling in love with the breathtaking wonders Mother Nature has so carefully crafted as I soak in every detail – it is truly special. Everyone, in their lifetime, should experience the euphoria of escaping to this blissful place; so much can be learned, and so much will be remembered.