As an idea for a more interactive blog post I asked you all to send me some of your burning questions that you have about me, my life, my interests, etc. I tried my best to answer your questions to the best of my ability. It was really fun being able to answer your questions and letting you all in to my life outside social media and this blog.
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What made you start a blog?
I’ll actually be honest and say that this is like… my 6th or 7th time starting a blog? I think. My reasoning behind this one was that I needed a place to vent some stuff out. My partner was also a big inspiration for it. He is actually an experienced – and really good in my opinion – musician, and really uses his music to express how he feels. So when I brought up the idea of having a blog he was very supportive – and still is.
But I mostly think a lot of it had to due with the fact that I just missed writing on my own volition rather than for an assignment. After I wrote the first post “25 Cheers to 25 Years” I began to realize how cathartic is was to just write and have that out into the world, because it was comprised of a lot of thoughts I never really said out loud to many people aside from Dallas. And knowing that I was writing it for my own benefit – I guess – made it a little easier to publicize how I felt.
How has the blog helped you?
I want to say that it has. It has at least let me vent some stuff out or talk about some things in a way that helps me process a bit. And it also has allowed me to practice being more of my “authentic” self with a public audience rather than me putting on a mask or an act because I’m so nervous about pleasing people.
What are some hardships you have experienced with the blog?
Advertising and self-promoting. I don’t really know how to “sell myself” very well. Like… I never quite know how to make what I say or what I write to be “marketable”.
Have you told your family about the blog?
I use a pen name for that exact reason actually. I don’t really think I want anything I write on here to get back to my parents.
What are your future plans with the blog?
I would like to continue it as long as I can. And whether that is because I run out of content or run out of time I think it’s way way too early for me to say. I don’t know. I’m honestly still in the stage where I am wading this out to see where it is going to go.
What is your favorite color?
Do you play video games? If so what is your favourite?
When I get the time I do play video games. I’m a sucker for the games I grew up with as a kid, so Crash Bandicoot is one of my all time favorites. I’m also very into the Homefront games because I think the story line for them are amazing. And currently I spend whatever little free time I manage working through Fallout 4 because Dallas made me start playing it after he found out that I study the “Atomic Age” and the Cold War.
My favorite thing really is watching people play video games. especially if they have a cool story line and lore that is easy to follow. When Dallas and I first started dating I used to sit and watch him play Dark Souls III. And here recently I’ve been watching him play Far Cry and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
What 3 things would you take with you to a desert island?
I really want to assume that I’m not stranded on this island, and that I’m just there for relaxation. So I would say books, Dallas, and my laptop so I can write or do whatever I need to. In all honesty I’m not even sure if I know how to relax because it’s been so so long since I’ve had the ability to do it.
If reincarnation is real, what would you want to come back as?
Fuck. Hands down I would be a cat. Like a house cat. In a really nice house. I’m already partially a cat. Like… I am fairly independent, but I like that I have Dallas to take care of me when I don’t want to be responsible anymore. And I would get to take naps whenever and wherever the fuck I want.
What is your dream career?
I am going to school to be an archivist for a university or large state funded entity.
If you could watch your favourite film for the first time again, but never watch it again after, would you? And what film would it be?
So my favorite movie of all time is The Perks of Being a Wallflower – if that wasn’t obvious with how I chose to title this blog. And because of that, if I’m being truthful, I don’t think I could do it. That movie, along with the Harry Potter series, has gotten me through so many things and it would devastate me if I couldn’t watch it anymore or lean to it when shit got tough.
If you have never seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I truthfully cannot recommend that movie enough. Stephen Chbosky is one of the best writers I’ve ever read and his way of discussing mental illness and the hardships of coming-of-age is absolutely breathtaking in so many ways. It also has probably the best fucking cast I’ve ever seen in a movie of it’s standing with Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, and Paul Rudd.
So yeah. Go watch that movie.
I actually really enjoyed answering questions. I think it was nice for me to just be able to sit here and write short little snippets to give myself a bit of a mental break.
I ended up getting a lot more questions than what I thought I would, so there will actually be a part 2!! I’m not sure yet when that will be published, I just know that it will!