July 31, 2012 § 3 Comments
The title of my blog is something that honestly, I only inserted to get out of the way. I can’t let myself get stuck on these things, or I will struggle to make a decision for hours. If anyone is an avid Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer fan, you will have recognized the quote.
However, I feel like this quote is applicable to my daily life as a teenager. The stress put on young people today to be yourself (otherwise known as independent) is higher than every before (hence the hipsters).
If this is the mindset, then why do humans still insist on thinking and acting as a group?
The answer is easy: safety. Despite all of the positive reinforcement, teens still are afraid of standing out in a negative way.While we all try our hardest to be independent, in the end we still need the support of others. For instance, I think many share my frustration when trying to get a group to complete the simple task of moving venues, or making plans. It only takes one brave person to speak up as a leader, but the fear of looking “lame” or “weird” creates a large obstacle. I’ve noticed that it is much easier to command a group if you have another individual on your side to back you up.
The same goes for everything from clothing to music, while one may want to wear or listen to something out of the ordinary, it is much easier to do so when others do the same.
While this can be tiresome, it is also a great thing. For those who have a difficult time reaching out in to the great unknown (like myself), someone to be independent with can help us to grow.
So, lets all be independent together and take some risks.
July 31, 2012 § 1 Comment
As an aspiring journalist I am constantly looking for somewhere to dump my thoughts, because I think most things can be described in words.
I think it ties back to the journal entries I was assigned daily in elementary school that instructed me to simply write about my life.
Unfortunately, my two years in high school have not provided me with a substantial literary creative outlet. While literary analysis is a fantastic way to express yourself academically, it doesn’t provide personal expression that I desire as someone who has always enjoyed writing.
To get back to the point, every now and then I attempt to create a blog, and then I get stuck. I’ve turned to tumblr, to blogger, and to my own personal journal, but I never seem to stick to it. My emails are registered so many times with every blogging website that I had trouble finding one to use when creating this blog.
I think the problem is that I can never decide on a theme. What do I write about? What captures the public’s eye? This time around, I am taking a different approach. I’ve realized that as I am an every changing person, restraining myself to a theme isn’t going to cut it. I am writing for me, and my hope that is in some way I can be somewhat relate-able. So, welcome to the inside of my head, there are a ton of thoughts in here and hopefully I’ll be able to articulate them.