What’s on my mind?
I used to have an obsession with animals, so I wanted to become a vet, until I saw a video on the possibilities of killing a dog when its stomach has turned over. I was young, so I didn’t realize all the bad and good with each occupation. I got into middle school and had one of my first English classes. It was pretty much reading, but all I remember about it is being bullied by another Paige and the great teacher I had. I really liked her. She led me into a world of finding books, I didn’t read them yet, but I traveled to the library as my escape. The school was close to my home, so I could always stay after until they closed. In the library, I found manga. I’m really interested in Manga books, the first series I read was Full Moon wo Sagashite by Arina Tanemura, and she has been my muse for drawing ever since. This was back in 6th and 7th grade. In 7th grade, that is when I hit the writing. My teacher told me that I had a knack for it. I was so happy, and I realize that he told this to other students as well. He was an ego booster, anyway, I wrote a lot more after he told me that. I enjoyed it so much and I thought about becoming an author. He was the teacher who got me started on this path. In 8th grade, I disagreed with the teacher and I did not like how strict she was, and only after I graduated High School, did I realize that she was an amazing person for nagging at me and trying to push me to my limits. In 9th grade, I did my best in English. I memorized a Shakespeare poem and I still know it by heart, I wrote an amazing MLA paper over the invasion of Nanjing(in China). The teacher was awesome, she was pretty and very smart. She had children and a family. I wanted to be her one day. I am not very good at schooling, I love learning, but it is really hard for me, my only escape from school started in 2009, when I started writing December Never Ends. I didn’t know what to call it then, but it is the only book like thing I have finished. It’s about vampires. I finished it in 2011. My teacher who helped me with English read it and re-read it and offered me advice. She said it was really good, and she liked it a lot. I have it finished on paper, and it is taking me a while to type it up. The pencil got smudged. I posted some of the story here. In 2011, I started this blog, I believe it was called simplifiedstories.wordpress.com
My first few posts were engraved with ridiculous emoticons like (^_^). Looking back, its like I forced myself, but I know I didn’t. It is just how I was. I started this blog to get my thoughts going. I know around 2011, some things started to get out of control and the path wasn’t feeling very good. I felt that a blog would set me straight, and this is the longest I’ve stuck with it. I have had others before, but I lost their whereabouts. Looking back still, I wrote a lot about my boyfriends and family issues. I was super big into poetry and funny faces that people through into text messaging. I’ve changed a lot and my idea for this blog has changed as well.
My friend and I were talking about it at work, I want to blog because I want to create new friends. I want to share my ideas and life with the world. Whenever I post something that deals with my writing, I want other people to feel what I felt when I wrote it. Blogging is a way of expressing myself and it is a great feeling.
That’s why I am blogging still.
2 responses to “Zero to Hero in 30 Days: Part Three”
Well said, about ‘…others feeling what you felt’. We all evolve over time. If I could find what I wrote back in 2006, I’d probably just crawl under a rock and hide.
Haha, I get that same feeling!