Senior Year of High School Self: I’m just one of those geeky teenage girls who would rather sit inside with a good book than go out and party on a Friday night. I’m a little bit of an introvert, and, according to a psychology test I took for class, I’m a confused soul whose best defining quality is my ability to find humor in things. So hopefully, you’ll find my blog both humorous and interesting.
I hope you enjoy my poems, and feel free to give me any constructive criticism on what I can do to improve them!
Junior Year of College Self: I don’t think I can sum up myself as neatly as I did those three years ago, but oddly enough, I know myself better. My soul isn’t as confused. I’ve got my solid center figured out now; it’s my outward descriptors that are a bit loosey-goosey at the moment.
Regardless, I’ve recently quit Facebook for a whole host of reasons (too artificial, too addictive, too “seeping into my actual life”), and while I don’t have a lot of time on my hands, I find that I waste time in really creative ways now rather than going on Facebook. It’s great! I’ve got my creative juices back, and this is where I’m going to put my words out into the big, bad world.
One thing remains the same from my high school self: I genuinely hope you enjoy my poems! I don’t really know who is reading this, or why, but I remember from high school really truly feeling connected to the consistent readers who would comment on my poems and motivate me to just keep on keeping on. I would definitely appreciate all the constructive criticism. Especially if it’s “you’re being pretentious now.” Because I can be, and sometimes it’s the worst.
How hard to pin down the truth, especially when one is obliged to see the world in slices; snapshots conceal as much as they make plain” — Salman Rushdie, Shame