My life in one word: busy. I over-commit myself like no one’s business, and it kills me. This is my attempt to take some time out of each day to document my existence. Self-centered? Maybe. Relevant to society as a whole?
Probably Definitely not. A good 20 minutes of novelty for my future children? Now we’re talking.
"Tell me about yourself." Seems innocuous enough, but this four-word phrase is enough for any interviewee to shake in their boots. When asked this by a Bowdoin representative, I hesitated before comparing myself to Hermione Granger. Like many a white girl of above-average intelligence, I have long-aspired to her status - I just have the frizzed-out hair and overinvolved demeanor to match. Instead of house-elves, I care for preteen girls, spending summers as a camp counselor.
I love camp. I love nature. I love being a role model. I’m an only child and, despite my coming up with a blog dedicated to my life and my admittedly limited scope, I actively try to defy the stereotype of conceited singleton. I aim to be a mentor and a friend, someone dependable and trustworthy and genuine.
These things carry throughout my life, and I hope that, over time, they will come out in this blog. I’m going to try to write a little thing about myself or my life every day as a warmup for college application essays. I’m going to allow myself to fall short of perfection. This blog does not need followers or high-quality, entertaining posts. This blog is by me and for me.