Gumption. If all the greats have it, why shouldn’t an eighteen year old girl standing on the cusp of the beginning of the rest of her life?

It’s difficult to find your gumption, but impossible to lose it, as the tagline says. While finding your self-assurance can be a lifelong project, once you’ve got it, no one can take it from you. It’s the one thing that is truly ours.

This blog was named This Side of Gumption for both F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise and my favorite word (and its meaning), “gumption.”

My name is Liv S. and I’m a writer, as well as an aspiring director. I’m just here to document something every teenager and young adult goes through: finding out who they are; finding their gumption.



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