The idea for this website started in the head of a twenty-something girl with her whole life ahead of her. That girl is me and my name is Rita. It might be just a name for many, but for the deep thinker and meaning seeker that is me, here is what it mean to be called Rita.
Rita means Pearl. The Latin word for pearl means "unique” which means that no two pearls are identical. Pearl is also said to have many meanings and Symbolism including, wisdom, wealth, luck, purity, innocence and perfection. However, what really stood out to me is the fact that pearls are created inside a living creature through a painful process. It is the oyster's way of protecting itself from foreign substances like sand and stones, so it keeps covering it with nacre (minerals from the oyster's food) over and over again until it is no longer painful and that becomes what we call a pearl.
"All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography."
— Federico Fellini
What is this website about?
Quarter life crisis is real and it hits you on many levels depending on the circumstances and whether you will fight through and reach the stars or settle down for the view your whole life. I decided to reach for the stars, it hasn't been easy and without the Pearl in me, I would have given up so many times and I have got a long way to go.
Therefore, this is a way for me to share my journey as a twenty-something pearl [Rita] from the heart of the Oyster [earth] in the big wide sea [Galaxy]
This is a place to help you polish your precious stone that is inside every one of us. I like to stick with the mindset that we are not special, but we are unique. We all have it in us to be a unique pearl, I just happen to be one by name.
Peace, Love, and Laughter, (my three essentials for life: peace, love, and laughter)
- Rita Pearl X (I chose to keep my last name private, so instead it's X)