I Asked 12 People, 'What Makes You Feel Alive?'

I Asked 12 People, 'What Makes You Feel Alive?'

"I guess it’s the small things that make me feel alive..."

Grace Jicha Photography

I asked 12 people the question, “What makes you feel alive?” and these were their answers…

“Laughter.” - Female, 19

“Anything that’s a break from the ordinary. Just going on a walk and spending time with friends and joking around or even spending time with my little [sister] who has so much curiosity and and imagination right now at her age, I guess it’s the small things that make me feel alive.” - Female, 18

“Loving and receiving genuine love back from people.” - Male, 20

"I feel the most alive in the small moments of seeing God’s beauty displayed in my life. It’s when I’m riding down a backroad in my hometown with the windows down, or worshipping alongside of my family on a Sunday morning, playing my favorite song on the piano, sipping coffee on a main street and talking to old friends, painting on a rainy day. It all reminds me that life is so good because of the little blessings, that’s when I feel the closest to Jesus. that’s when I feel alive." - Female, 19

“Being on stage; there’s nothing like stepping out into that light on opening night and singing your first note or saying your first line.” - Female, 19

“Emotions: they remind me that this is real.” - Male, 19

“Thrills and amusement park rides make me feel alive. I love that adrenaline rush I get from them and I would definitely be into bungee jumping if I wasn’t so afraid of heights. But other than that I also love to walk around the city at night. Just seeing the beauty of how lit it is (pun intended lol); I love the illuminating lights of the city. It’s just amazing to see at night. That’s why I would love to go to NYC just to see that and have that experience. Plus I want to have like a real romance movie type experience just going stargazing with somebody and forgetting all my responsibilities.” - Male, 19

“Affirmation of God’s love.” - Male, 20

“Music actually makes me feel the most alive. When I’m playing a worship song and sitting at my piano I feel the most connected to God because I can really feel who He is in those moments.” - Female, 19

“Sticking my head out of the car window on a highway.” - Male, 19

“Being in the presence of God; summer nights, windows down, music blasting, singing along; running a personal best in track.” - Female, 18

“Serving people and having intentional conversations.” - Male, 19

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

15 Black-Owned Haircare Brands That Cater As Much To Inclusivity As They Do To Your Locks

Championing Black entrepreneurs who make some of our hair favorites.

The haircare industry is vast. With the rise of social media came hundreds of thousands of empowered, niche brands. Single entrepreneurs came out of the woodwork with hair brands that now, years later, have dedicated cult followings.

Of those multitudes of brands, few cater to all hair types, most made without regard for curly or coily hair. These brands, however, are different.

Keep Reading... Show less

Minorities are consistently under-represented in our day-to-day lives, notably in the world of fashion. It's likely you're looking for a way to support black artists. Whether that's the case or you're just a fashion-lover in general, these brands aren't just some of the best black-owned fashion brands — they're some of the most innovative brands of our time, period.

From luxury staples to fun accessories and loungewear, these brands aren't just stunning names you should definitely be following on Instagram, each honors the founder's roots in unique ways with the power of storytelling through artistic expression that manifests in pieces we can't wait to wear.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

10 Home Items You Need For Stress Relief, On The Days You 'Literally Cannot'

Fill your home with peaceful, calming coping mechanisms.

I'd like to think that 2020 is teaching us a lot. Or will teach us a lot. Or will be a story we tell at parties one day. Ultimately, this year has been — and is probably going to continue to be — a bit of a mess.

At the beginning of the year, Australia was on fire and we mourned the death of Kobe Bryant. Then, coronavirus (COVID-19) took our spring and shut us in our homes, inciting panic over public health and sparking political upheaval at every decision made by local and federal officials alike. Now, a week after George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a nationwide conversation is reignited with protests regarding racial injustice in the United States. There is an enormous amount of tension, hurt, and change that is upon the American people.

Keep Reading... Show less

No matter who you are (an introvert, person of color, member of the LGBTQ+ community, Scorpio, TikToker, you name it), we want to hear what dating in America is like for you and the thoughts you have while working through the talking stage, first dates, navigating love, working through dating problems, etc.

Keep Reading... Show less

30 Black-Owned Skincare Brands Every Beauty-Lover Should Know About In 2020

They're not changing the game — they're making a new one.

Skin is something most beauty-lovers obsess over from our early teens, whether our aim is to be glowier, softer, dewier, or poreless, most of us are consistently tracking a new skincare goal. No matter how many products we try, we'll likely forage on with the goal of IRL Photoshopped skin, no matter how many dollars go to them.

The black-founded skincare brands below are the brainchildren of extreme dedication and resilience within the privileged world of beauty. Born out of resilient entrepreneurs overcoming circumstance in a world that does not favor business people of color, these brands have loyal cult followings, and with good reason.

Keep Reading... Show less

A huge part of being in a relationship is communication and, well, part of communication is listening. So, why not have a little fun with your partner and see just how well they know you?

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

7 Ways You Can Safely Attend A Protest In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Wear a mask, but speak up.

It seems like coronavirus (COVID-19) has been around forever now. Life before masks and with public sporting events is a distant memory, hoping to make a comeback sometime this year. We've all had to make some sort of life changes to abide by this pandemic's rules. But that doesn't mean everything has stopped. On May 25, George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, sparking a cry for justice and racial equality across the nation.

For the last week, protests have taken place in major cities like New York City, LA, DC, Chicago, Phoenix, Portland, Dallas, and Floyd's hometown of Minneapolis. Many of the cities experiencing protests have begun phased reopening, while others (specifically New York City and LA) have yet to begin phase one of post-coronavirus reopening.

As COVID-19 is hardly in our rearview mirror, there are extra precautions protestors can take as they advocate for justice.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Helpful, Effective Mental Health Resources Specifically For The Black Community

These organizations are qualified, caring, and acknowledging the mental trauma individuals are experiencing.

On May 25, George Floyd died after being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer. In the last week, protests have sprung up across the nation, demanding justice for Floyd and accountability for police brutality. Social media has also seen widespread conversation regarding Floyd's death, Black Lives Matter, and racism in the United States. Today is #BlackoutTuesday, where many are sharing a single black square to represent unity and support for Black voices.

In light of the heavy climate that our country is facing, it is a safe assumption that many individuals' mental health may be suffering. We wanted to highlight mental health resources and organizations that are Black-owned and prepared to assist in whatever you're going through.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments