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, but you can call me Pearl. It might be just a name for many, but for the deep thinker and meaning seeker that is me, here is what it means for my name to mean 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?
This is a place where i document my passions and personal growth in all aspects of life. I also address Quarter life crisis as it is relevant and common between 20 somethings and it hits you on many levels depending on the circumstances and whether you will pull through and reach the other end of maturity and have a meaningful and purposeful life.
I decided to make the most of this time period and it hasn't been easy and without the Pearl in me, I would have given up so many times and I still have got a long way to go of growth and personal development.
Therefore, this is a way for me to share my journey as a twenty-something pearl [me] 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 x Pearl