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Who doesn’t love an internal battle with themselves?

Oooh I want to write so badly, but right now I don’t have the passion to write whatever it is I want to get off my chest. Every day I want to blog about  whatever is on my mind, but I feel like real writers and/or journalists would judge me. Merp. 

It kind of makes me wonder why I just don’t write in my journal. What is it about exposing my most private and intimate thoughts for the public and my peers to read? Personally it might be so I can be heard, maybe understood, or maybe feel like I’m not alone. Believe me when I say that I have a lot of people in my life I can talk to, but there are things I don’t feel comfortable in sharing with some friends, content might be too mature for my sisters, or too revealing for my parents. I’m just comfortable in sharing with my boyfriend, strangers, and the few friends I have on here. 

Nervous Beginnings

Geez, it’s kind of scary writing again.

Since this isn’t my high school creative writing club or my menagerie arts magazine, I’m really unsure on how I want to take this route. Formal or informal? Will I write as often as I used to? Do I really feel comfortable writing for the public or should I keep it all in my (obviously private) diary err journal? Major props to the souls who pour it all out. 

  • Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
  • Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.
  • Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
  • Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
  • Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
  • Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
  • Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
  • Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.
  • Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
  • Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
  • Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
  • Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
  • Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
  • Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
  • Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.
  • Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
  • Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
  • Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
  • Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
  • Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
  • Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.


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