Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Beginnings

     Starting a blog feels like when I changed schools. The opportunity to make an entirely new me. Complete with organized binders, well-groomed eyebrows, and fashionable shoes, I would parade down that hallway with confidence, picking up groups of friends here and there. I'd be less obnoxious, but more assertive. Quietly confident. I would never feel fat.

These are my (extremely bushy) eyebrows, AKA
a lame excuse to post artsy pictures of myself.
     Of course, my shoes were switched to sneakers the next day, my eyebrows grew back in alarmingly quickly, and my binders rapidly reverted to piles of paper. My main circle of friends became the Obnoxious Nerdy Kids.

     But some things I tried to change did. I became more confident, more assertive, and slightly less obnoxious. What did I learn from here? 

a)   Changing myself does work, but only if it's a change that I want. I never wax my eyebrows.
b)   I may as well give up on ever being organized. Even Wikipedia articles and tuning guitars are more pleasant to me. 

That last one might be an excuse to write a blog post instead of study for exams.

     So I have a goal for this blog. I'm going to try to write as myself to improve myself, not just for my audience. Instead of trying to achieve a new me, maybe I should go for a better me instead. Or at the very least a me-er me. 

The word "me" officially sounds like gibberish now.


  1. I was supposed to be studying for a pre-calc midterm, but instead I designed a (sucky) new background for my blog. Now, I should be rewriting my AP World essay but instead I'm commenting on your blog.


  2. The Renaissance has begun.


    Sorry, I was just trying to be dramatic. Are you going to delete your old blog completely, or leave it up?

    PS: I dig the new blog title *raises fist for fist-bump*.

    xD Does it now really sound like gibberish?
    And I do most of my posts when I'm procrastinating, and my current background when studying for a math test. We all use blogs to procrastinate!
    Speaking of posts, the one saying farewell to your old blog is nearly done! :)

  4. Your eyebrows are fine. Mine are 75% blonde, which is weird because my hair is brown. I don't even call it procrastinating anymore. Now it's "just what I do, so leave me alone."

  5. N.B. I was not fishing for eyebrow compliments. I promise. Also, I know about individual replies and would do it if my internet was fast enough for that sort of thing.

    flyergirl: Awh, I liked the background. It's colourful.

    Ash: *fist bump* Thank you :D
    I will probably leave my old blog up, at least for a while.

    cricketfreak: Thank you. It's just something I'm self-conscious about, I guess.

    Sana: Yes, yes it does. And yay! :DD

    AK: The last time I told my mom that I got a hefty lecture. But yes, that is true.

  6. That's sort of what I'm trying to do with my blog too. So far, partially successful.

  7. As one bushy eyebrowed writer to another, I say keep 'em. They certainly make you more unique in modern America. ;D Bushy eyebrowed Ninja Bunnies unite! I had to work in the Ninja Bunnies somewhere....

  8. Yayyyy!!!!! New blog! I be following.

  9. Your eyebrows aren't bushy! And your eyes are very pretty :) ..Good luck with your new blog, following!

  10. Help! I cannot find a comment button on your other post. D:

    1. Thanks for letting me know! I fixed it.


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