Sunday, January 29, 2012

Every Year

At the start of every new year, I tell myself I'll become a great writer this year. This year, I'll have something worth writing about, and I'll do it, and people will love to read whatever it is that I write. Well, this year was no different. This year, 2012, started out with a million new changes in my life. I started school back up after a break that was much too long, I created a new blog (yes, I did this at the beginning of the year and it's already almost February before I posted, but I'll get to that), I created a new Facebook, I moved to a new apartment with a new roommate, I spent the first few days with my still fairly new boyfriend, oh, and did I mention, I got a divorce!!! There were so many changes that I probably could have blogged about. I probably could write my whole life story, but I just don't feel like it's that worth telling. Not yet. So I thought maybe I'd do some reviews this year. Maybe I'd create this great blog (that nobody reads) where I review books and movies and TV shows. Oh, who am I kidding, I'd only be reviewing books because I never watch anything. But of course Boyfriend (after this point, he will be referred to as J.) already has a project and is going to review books and stuff and I don't wanna be a big, fat copycat.
If you're reading this and made it this far, you just got a standing ovation because seriously, my life is boring. Not blog worthy. But after all this debate, I realized that a whole month has almost passed me by and I haven't written a damn thing in all this time. So maybe I'll just write about my adventures with J. Or maybe I'll write about Roommate and his girlfriend. (They will be known as D. and K. respectively.) Kitty (my cat) and S (the dog) may provide some material I guess? But somehow, someway I want to write about SOMETHING! I want to get back into the habit of writing, or blogging, or what have you.

So first blog (I know this should be enough in itself but I want something beyond just a "My Life is Super Boring" intro) will be about why I've decided I need to start writing.

It's a review. For a book. haha too bad J. hasn't started his blog yet so maybe he'll look like a copy cat. Except everyone knows about his project. But that's okay because no one is reading mine anyway.

So this book, I bought it pretty soon after I started working at the BAM. It's called: A Daily Creativity Journal 365: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life! This was at a time when I really needed a change in my life so I thought hey, I'll become creative. Yeah, no it turns out, I'm still not very creative. I see the world in lines. I see it in pieces. Sometimes, I get really lucky and the whole thing comes together. I know my strengths and we'll just put this one in my weakness category, along with being able to tell a story succinctly. But hey, maybe that will help me on this road to becoming some amazing writer.
Now this book. It gives you ideas of what to make every day. It helps you stretch your mind, the creative side, and gets you out of a rut, if it works. In case I'm doing a terrible job explaining the book, you can click here for Amazon's much more efficient description and all the great reviews. (Side note: I just inserted a hyperlink and it works! And it will open in a new window so as not to disrupt your reading pleasure! Yeah, I'm that good.) Now there are some strange ideas for what to write about. For instance, Day One: Make something that fits in the palm of your hand using only materials in your immediate environment. But I think that will be part of the challenge. I will come up with a story that has to do with smallness. Or something. Yeah, this will be great. I think some days I will digress from the book (as I do any other time I talk or write) because I have other things to write about sometimes. Ok, not often, but sometimes. But I will try to follow it somewhat. And I will write. A lot. Unless I'm busy. Because sometimes people are busy. I will not promote this page except one time (right now) so if you forget to read and realize, wow, her life got really interesting and I missed it. Well, this was your warning, but it was long so I understand.

Have a super, fantastic great day!


  1. Hey my love bug just a thing first thanks for the standing ovation bahaha. I can't imagine anything that you write being boring especially if its anything about music and how the last yr and a half have been..people need to know how amazing you are and an inspiration to those who are afraid to do things that others night turn theirnose up to :) stay amazing

  2. haha oh, Shannen. I love you for all your support. I don't know that I would have ever made it this far without you. Well, actually, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have. Thank you and I know you'll be one of the {probably few} who reads this. Hopefully it'll help make up for some of the lack of Mandiy that's been in your life lately. <3