Christina Bockisch is a 25-year old resident of Southwest Florida.Christina is a proud graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University (#dunkcity) and The University of Alabama (#rolltide). She’s an inbound marketing consultant by day, and a blogger and fitness junkie by night. Her hobbies include participating in mud runs, photography, working out, and blogging (obviously).
Some other fun facts? Despite being terrible at doing her makeup, she has more makeup than one person needs. Secretly, she loves gingers (hint: Ron Weasley and Ed Sheeran), but she won’t admit it if you ask. She has a ridiculously huge collection of lip balm that she’s afraid to use because she’s terrified she’ll run out. Because then what? She loves Harry Potter, cat memes, and hanging out with her adorable fiancé. She hates talking about herself, which is why her bio pretty much sucks. Please forgive her. She tried.
Why “My Life in Wonderland”?
I spent much of my childhood dreaming of living in Wonderland. While other girls my age were dreaming of being Cinderella, Belle or Ariel, I dreamed of being Alice. I wanted her life. I wanted to fall down a rabbit hole and explore Wonderland. I wanted to find the Cheshire Cat and have tea with the Mad Hatter. I dreamed of what it would be like to live in a world that didn’t make sense.
As I got older, my life turned upside down, and I began to wonder if I had fallen into a rabbit hole. Everything about my life and my world was confusing to me. Like Alice, I was having trouble coming to terms with the world around me. There were times when I felt so different than everyone else, and I began to feel like I was mad. On my worst of days, I felt as if I was living in a world that made no sense. I wanted to go home, and nothing frustrated me more than not being able to get there.
Several years ago, I woke up from my nightmare, and things started looking up. But on occasion, I fall into the rabbit hole again, only to be greeted by Wonderland. My life, like most, has been full of ups and downs, twists and turns, rock bottoms and mountain highs.
Throughout my journey, I’ve learned that our stories, no matter how bruised, have the ability to impact the lives of others. People need people, and we need the stories of others to help guide us through life’s most trying times. Sometimes, all you need to hear is that you’re not alone and that someone just like you has overcome a similar battle. Everyone has experienced their own moments of being in Wonderland – some people just escape faster than others.
I share my story in hopes that it makes a difference in someone’s life. My goal, through this blog, is for one person to realize they’re not alone and to know that their story matters.
Welcome to Wonderland.