I'm Caroline Rose Griswold. In case we haven't formally met, here's a bit about me:
I was born at 2:48pm on June 18, 1993. I am a Gemini, only child, and 25% Hispanic. My early years were spent in a very rigorous pre-professional ballet program. Outside of ballet, I enjoyed hanging at my grandma’s house and eating copious amounts of Mexican food. (Sadly, my grandmother has since passed, but I still enjoy Mexican cuisine.)
Adolescence brought out my rebellious side (shocker!) and I decided to quit ballet as it was severely impacting my mental health. My high school years were marked by anxiety and depression, yet the natural entertainer in me continued to persevere and amuse those around me.
Attending the University of Arizona was the best experience and I grew immensely- socially, mentally, emotionally, you name it. Studying abroad in Sydney was also a massive development period for me in Spring 2014 and spawned my love of travel and exploration.
Graduation brought me back home to Los Angeles, but as time progressed I realized staying in my hometown also meant remaining in my comfort zone. I missed all the new experiences I had had in the years previous, and was itching for another adventure. A new love and almost a year’s worth of saving led me to where I am now, living the expat life in Bali with my boyfriend.
As I'm writing this ‘about Caroline’ section, I have to admit I don’t know everything about myself. I know that I love to travel, I love to laugh, and that there’s no dog I will leave un-pet. But I’m still trying to figure out what my purpose is, what I want to be when I grow up (whenever that happens), and where I’ll be living after Indonesia.
For now, I’m trying to find peace within the unknown, not let anxiety define me, and run headfirst towards the things that terrify me. I mean, why did I do this insane trip in the first place? To explore new possibilities in life. So I’m going to do just that.
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