When I first started this blog three years ago, it didn’t have a name. I’ve always had trouble with names, titles, and whatnot. I think names need to choose themselves if you want them to be perfect. I am an avid journaler, but I am also a wallower, so my journaling began leaning more toward venting my woes and darker thoughts. While this can be very therapeutic, it simply made it harder to shake the woes off and I only dwelled on them longer. Hence this blog. The purpose of this blog was originally to get me writing about the little things, the happy things, the good I found in my life. And then I found people were actually reading what I wrote, so I got a bit more serious about it. Sitting here tonight, in my red chaise with an empty pot of pasta and my roommate’s cat on my lap, my blog named itself: Silver Linings. Of course! I thought. I’m a believer that everything happens for a reason. I believe there is always good to be found even in the darkest of times. I am always on the lookout for silver linings. Life takes us on crazy, unexpected turns, and the last couple of years have been quite the ride. So please, come with me along my journey and we’ll seek those silver linings together.
~ Maren Matthias