I want to be one of those people who can record everything everywhere I go so I can make those inspirational youtube videos that make my life look awesome. Perhaps a blog is a good enough excuse not to seem creepy when I’m recording my friends eating cereal when we’re casually hanging out.
I spend a lot of time day dreaming up ways I wish my life could be. Reading a lot as a kid did that to me. It’s so easy to get lost in the world of a book and just forget about what’s actually happening around you, avoiding responsibility, pain, fear, and whatever else the world may be made of at any given time. But I think lately I’ve come to terms with the fact that I need to be a bit more present in the world I live in, and maybe even do some things to make it better.
This year, I think my ultimate goal is to do the work to become the person that I think I should be. I have a lot of expectations for myself, and I think I get so wrapped up in imagining what I could do and who I could be that I’m exhausted by the time I actually try to initiate anything. My ability to sleep in and eat junk food are really my most significant weaknesses.
Things about me: I’m a Photography student at NAU in Flagstaff, AZ. It took me much longer than the usual person to decide what I wanted to go to school for, and there are still days that I wonder if I made the right decision. Photography is cool as a major, I definitely feel as if we all get more general life lessons than other majors offer. But it also ruins your ability to look at images normally on a day to day basis (perhaps that’s a topic for a later date…)
I’m a huge geek. I don’t like to go out and party to celebrate the end of the week or get crazy for the next big event. Chances are, if I’ve had a rough week, I’m somewhere in Skyrim battling dragons, or in Middle Earth hanging with Merry and Pippin. I read, play video games, watch movie marathons, all usually in my pajamas, no matter what time of day it is.
I’m a Christian, and that part of me is becoming more and more important in my life. I think if I can prove to the world that Christians aren’t about hate and judgement as much as the media makes us out to be, and that we’re really all about love and acceptance instead, I’ll feel as if I’ve accomplished enough in my life.
Anne reminds me that I’m better than I think I am. I think every person needs a friend who goes through life in a completely different way and sees the world from perspectives you wish you could have. That’s Anne for me. What’s amazing is that though we were in band together in high school and we thought each other were cool… it wasn’t until after high school that we became closer. I won’t try to understand the science behind that, or explain how we can live in separate states with minimal contact for years and still pick up like nothing changed whenever we want… It’s just pretty fantastic that we can do that, and that’s all there is to it.
I’ve tried keeping blogs in the past, but never really had a good reason to keep them going. I can already tell this year is going to be a weird one and I think that’s a good enough reason to record my crazy wonderful life.