It was my nineteenth birthday yesterday! Yayyyyyyyyyy!
So in honor of me, I'm sharing another 25 things about me. Hope you enjoy!
1) I gravitate towards slightly off-beat and very talented people. My friends and crushes are almost always within this description. I need a little weirdness to get me out of my shell, and since I'm already weird, just, inside of me rather than outwardly, it works out very well. I also love talented people, musically, sports-wise, artistically, or socially, both because they're fun to have around and usually passionate, but also because I actually gravitate towards power. I guess the logic goes, if I don't end up personally making a difference in the world, I'll have done it secondarily through my wondrous friends.
2) I used to be a dancer. I took dance lessons for twelve years, starting when I was three. I've taken ballet, jazz, tap, modern, Irish, ballroom, and hip hop. My fave was hip hop; my least fave was modern. I had to quit when I got fibro, but it's not my great love or anything, so that's OK.
3) As open as I am, I have a hard time with trust. I have no issues with telling everyone most of my secrets, meaning I don't really have secrets. That's why a blog works for me. I'm not a secretive person. Despite my openness, my love for people, and my deep loyalty to my friends, I don't fully trust a lot of people. I guess that's because the people closest to you are the ones who can hurt you the most. So I give everything I have to the people i love, but i always have that instinct in my head, waiting for them to turn around and hurt me back.
4) I don't like walking in front of people. I think that's the trust thing again. I'd rather walk behind or next to everyone, herding them or whatever, because if they're behind me they could stab me in the back. I don't like bowing on stage for the same reason. I want my eyes on that audience.
5) I like chocolate. A lot. I'm one of those people who has double chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and double chocolate fudge ice cream for my birthday. Chocolate is the winner of life.
6) I stink at being an adult. The first time I ever really bought stuff myself was this last Christmas, with my guy friends on a thrift store jag. I needed my voice teacher's help to get myself a work study job. I can't cook. I pretty much don't ever want to do anything practical ever. People are shocked at how little I know about practical life skills.
7) The one kind of writing I don't consider myself good at is journalism. I can't be brief and factual enough for that. Memoir stuff like I do here, sure. Stuff about my life and my experience and my knowledge, whatever. Reporting? No. (ironically, I work for a newspaper.) I'm also not too great with writing fictional short stories, although I've done a few.
8) I still primarily watch Nickelodeon and Disney over other TV channels. You kind of saw that in an earlier post, but we'll pretend this counts as new info. Why in the world would I want to watch the junk on other channels? Sex and violence and all? I like cute teen stuff. Like House of Anubis. Or Victorious. I do really like Once Upon a Time, though.
9) I pronounce the word "crayon" "crown". I don't technically have an accent, because New Mexican/Coloradan English is pure American English (it's true, look it up). But I do tend to mispronounce certain words just because I'm weird. A lot of the time this is because I've only read the words, not heard them. In this case, I just don't like saying "cray-owwwwwn."
10) I almost always know which characters are going to end up together romantically when I'm reading. There are only a few exceptions, where the author did a remarkable job of twisting the story around. I admire those books for that.
11) There are very few books that have actually made me cry even though I cry at just about every movie I see (you should have seen me at The Hunger Games). One of those lucky cryable books is actually by a friend of mine, who I've mentioned a lot on this blog, Julia. The other few just had an incredible emotional impact on me, like Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, which wins the record for the most cries.
12) I used to want to be a teacher, among other things. Teacher was what I ended up settling into as I left elementary school, but in high school I realized I wasn't that interested in teaching after all, and that, just like I'd always sort of known the whole time, I wanted to be a writer, and that's all. At this point, I'm looking into doing copyediting and such to tide me over, but yes. I want to be a writer.
13) I need girl company to talk about girl stuff, and our relationships tend to be more like the best friend type, but I prefer to hang out with guys. Hence me going Christmas shopping (and a ton of other things) with a group of guys rather than girls.
14) I probably owe people hundreds of dollars at this point because they're always just giving me stuff. Buying things for me, handing money over when I don't have it, and then telling me not to bother paying back. It psychs me out. People aren't supposed to be nice, not when it comes to money.
15) I think money is evil, by the way. We should totally have a trade system. Or something.
16) I write in a diary every day, and I've done it since I was in first grade. I'm now on my 63rd.
17) I have never seen a musical in person. You know this from my bucket list, but let's pretend, shall we? It's a terrible tragedy, really, one that I ought to mend someday. I watch movies of musicals, but I never see them for real. I've seen plays, and even one opera, when I was forced to, but never a musical.
18) I try not to drink milk or water. Totally anti-health, but I just can't stand how tasteless they are.
19) I'm gluten-intolerant. Funny, how that hasn't come up yet... well, I guess it did in a College 101 post, but we'll ignore that. It's connected to the fibromyalgia, and it makes eating here at ASU very difficult, not in the least because of my related carb addiction. I actually have areas on my fingernails that are thicker from where I was at home.
20) My elbows are double-jointed. People either find this very disturbing, or very cool. For me, it's just normal.
21) I'm one of those friends who gives love life advice but hasn't actually been in a relationship.
22) I like Star Wars, along with all the other crazy fantasy/sci-fi novels I'm crazy about. It's my style.
23) The only celebrity I've ever been compared to is Gennifer Goodwin, the one who plays Snow White on Once Upon a Time. I was told I'm a blond version of her. I'm not sure how accurate that is, but I feel complimented.
24) I have awful vision. I used to wear glasses, but I was a dang ugly kid there, so now I wear contacts. I will never wear glasses again, ever, if I can help it. I need corrective help pretty bad, though, because before I first got glasses, in first grade, I actually thought people's eyes were black holes. Boy, was that a surprise!
25) I sing in my room all the time, as loudly and happily as that kind of thing warrants. It annoys my family to death, when I'm at home. At college, there's no one to hear, and I am happy and free.
Thanks for your support! If you'd like to sing me Happy Birthday, feel free. :D. I'll see you again next time! I'll be doing some explanation of my religion, so if that kind of thing offends you, feel free to skip it over. Otherwise, it might be cool for you to learn about Mormonism from my perspective!
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I'm an unpublished novelist, primarily of YA fantasy, and a freelance editor. I love psychology, cats, social justice, and love! I'm also a huge fangirl. More than anything, stories are my life.
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