By the time anyone is going to read this it’ll be well past the point of the middle of the month. However, I took the time to write about a variety of topics so far. I’ve missed a few days because it has just been hell-month (really and truly) with regard to time and time management, but I seem to be working my way toward catching up.
There are a handful of things I’ve learned about myself so far while participating in the #Blaugust event, and that’s I am not alone in my many of my poor writing habits and endeavors. Many people want to write, but it’s difficult for everyone to sit down and get the job done.
While I’m only truly competing with myself, this has taught me a lot about myself as a writer and what methods work for me now.
When I was younger I used to do a lot of writing. I mean, a lot of writing. And I never seemed to be able to find that kind of time. Or that kind of energy. Or that kind of motivation.
I miss being able to sit down and write in that sing-song, poeticly vague way I used to. On the other side of the coin, I don’t miss being that angsty either. Or feeling as though I need to share everything going on in my life. I do have a blog that has no association or tie to anything ever that I write some of the more intimate details of my life on. It’s rare and sporadic that I use it. It’s a true “brain dump” blog that I don’t think is fair for anyone to know it’s me.
It’s where I can be me, unfiltered, and not worry about what people will think of me.
I guess that’s the crux of my problem with writing, really. I fear people won’t like me very much because of the things that I write. I also worry that people will judge me for the topics that I choose to write.
So August has been good for me too, in spite of all of the school stuff and real life stuff I’ve been having to deal with. I’ve pushed aside that little voice that keeps telling me that no one gives a fuck anyway. Not quite the same as the depression voice, but the one that keeps you from being creative on your own terms.
Here’s to completing the rest of the months worth of blog posts!
This post is part of the #Blaugust series.
There’s this ice breaker game (which my blog title is named after). The purpose is to share two truthful items about yourself and one lie, and others are supposed to guess which one is the lie. It gives people some trivia about you as well as, hopefully, get a little laugh or amusement out of the lie.
I’m here in Chicago for the first time in my life, downtown by the lake, and it has been a very interesting experience. I came here with the expectation that I was going to do the bare minimum to get a decent grade and that was going to be it. I didn’t want to make friends. I didn’t want to hang out with anyone. I didn’t give a shit about a single person that was here.
And then something happened. Funny how that works. I made some friends. We’ve exchanged numbers, gone to lunch together. Gone to dinner together. Bought magnets and stuffed bears together (Okay, I’m the only one that bought a bear… but it’s a bear wearing a rabbit hood… c’mon now!). And it’s been fun. I might have actually enjoyed myself too.
So instead of two truths and a lie, I’m going to give you 3 truths and 2 lies to sort of go along with @Jaedia’s blog prompt suggestion of “Tell us five things that we (probably) don’t know about you, or as an alternative, you could do ‘five things you probably don’t know about me (because they aren’t true).’” This sounded like a lot more fun and gives you the opportunity to guess which two statements are the truth and which are the lies (Or how well you’ve been paying attention on twitter for the last bazillionty years).
1. I always wanted to be stripper, but never had the self-confidence to do it.
2. When I was younger, I wanted to be a lawyer.
3. I have been to 7 different countries: U.S. (duh), Korea, England, Mexico, Canada, Wales, and Japan.
4. My absolute favorite thing to do is talk on the phone.
5. I have 9 tattoos, 2 of which have been covered.
Can you tell which ones are truths and which ones are lies?
* This post is part of #Blaugust series of posts for August 2015.
** P.S. If I link to your twitter instead of your blog and you have a preference one way or the other, please let me know and I will gladly change/update accordingly.