I’ve been writing for almost 12 years now.
Yes, I’m 24. Yes, I’m young. And yes, I’ve been keeping a journal since 6th grade.
I went home to visit my family in early June and had to organize some things in my old bedroom. I decided to spend a decent amount of time going through my old journals. There are over 30 of them now, from 6th grade to now. It surprised me to realize that I had been continuously writing my life’s story for almost 12 years now.
I know I am not the most amazing writer – I’m too improper, too conversationallllll, too “facebook”. Whatever – I like the voice that I write in. You know why? Because this is how I speak. Come talk to me face to face and you will realize that the voice you are reading this post in is probably going to be the same voice you’ll hear coming out of my mouth.
But having a pretty lax job this summer allows me a lot of downtime on office computer, and I figured why not get paid to work on my blog! BRILLIANT. I’ve stumbled upon “Yeah Write” the other day and noticed they were doing Problogger’s 31 Days to Build A Better Blog (DBBB… not the easiest acronym to use but hey, hashtagggggg). Although it’s already July 19th (holy shit it’s already July 19th), I’m exactly 18 days late to these challenges. But whatever, that’s just another challenge. I shall catch up!
The first task was to create an Elevator Pitch, a short description of your blog that is straight to the point. Their example was that if you’re at a cocktail party (uh yes please) and have to tell someone what your dissertation is about, how would you describe it to keep people’s attention. This is what I have come up with for my blog so far, and I welcome any criticism or critique to help me out with this!
When I was 7, I made it my life goal to be the first boy to play the role of Annie on Broadway. Only one thing stood in my way, and it wasn’t my gender. I had a lisp. Talking created such an anxiety that I began to fear speaking in front of anyone I wasn’t comfortable around.
Music, Theatre, and Writing became my solace. Although I no longer have a lisp (THANKFULLY), my world still revolves around these three things every single day. I like living in this world, where music becomes my life’s soundtrack, where theatre creates the good (and bad) dramatics, and the writing documents it all.