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Dear October

Dear October,

You’re the kind of month that gets me excited about the little things.  Continue reading

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Exciteability Levels Have Increased Rapidly

Here’s some things you should know about me:

  1. I get very excited very often (and I mean very often).
  2. When I get excited, I get the feels.
  3. When I get the feels, I often flail around the household before madly typing random letters on the keyboard to express my feels (which are just too much to handle).

So I’m sure you could imagine that when the fantabulous Desiree nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, all three of these things happened simultaneously.

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Old novels and brilliantly sassy characters

When I look back at the person I was almost four years ago, I want to curl up in a corner and sob.

This is mainly because I used to be a weird little child. Not the kind of weird I am now (because let’s face it, I’m a total weirdo). This kind of weird was more of the embarrassing kind, y’know?

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Right up there, above those three little star-thingies, are a few sentences I wrote about two months ago. I was trying to draft up a post but couldn’t come up with anything past what you see right there. Today, I was struggling a bit for inspiration, so I decided to go through my old drafts to find an idea.

I found this, and it got me thinking.

As I’ve said so many times before, things change. People change, too, myself obviously not excluded. Even over the short course of a couple months, a lot can become different, and for me, the previous situation sometimes becomes embarrassing.

I’ll look back and cringe horrifically at the way I acted around new people a year ago. I’ll remember my opinion on llamas in the sixth grade and shudder because I was seriously obsessed (don’t get me wrong, llamas are totally rad, but it was getting slightly unhealthy back then).

But sometimes old memories can turn out to be absolutely fantastic.

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My Fascination with Old Things

I have this weird obsession with old stuff.

I realized this when I went with my mom and my sister to this little shop in downtown. Well, actually, to be honest, I’ve kinda known it since I was a wee munchkin- I’ve just started embracing the weirdness now.

I’ve been a bit of a packrat since I was a little kid (just ask my mom). Whether it was an oddly-shaped box or a piece of string, I would stash it away in my room. And now, maybe four or five years later, I’m still finding little items from when I shoved them in the corners of my bookshelf or drawer.

Anywhoozals, my family and I were in this quaint little place that was like an art studio and gallery smushed into one. As soon as you walked in, there were multiple tall table-counter-things that had typewriters on them. There were stacks of paper next to these typewriters, and I just immediately had the urge to type on them.

I’ve found that I have this thing where I just get really excited about old vintage-looking stuff. Somehow typewriters, quills, and old cameras with real actual film in them make my imagination open up in different ways than it does with my computer. Maybe it’s because I start to feel like I’m in stories like Harry Potter where they write on parchment, or that I’m like Lemony Snicket in the way he writes the story of the Baudelaires on a typewriter. I don’t even know for sure, but old stuff gets me inspired.

What are some strange things that inspire you?

This Week’s Episode: Crime Scenes and Crazy Writing

Hola, citizens of the interwebs.

It’s been kind of a ridiculous week. But the good kind of ridiculous.

In my science class we’re doing this big super-important biotech unit thing, and being the nerd I am, this is pretty much how I’ve been the entire time:

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The Horrors of Shiny New Idea Syndrome

Yes, it’s totally a thing.

I was scrolling through several sites with tips on writing and realized something. I am a repeated victim of S.N.I.S. As sad as it is, it’s very true, and it’s something I need to work on changing.

For those unaware, S.N.I.S is one way a sudden spark of inspiration could end up. Now, don’t get me wrong, new ideas are great. Awesome, in fact- new ideas are what keep things moving. But at times when you’re working on a developing project that’s in a fragile state where any small distraction could lead to it being shattered forever (or at least a good long while)… S.N.I.S is most definitely not a friend.

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