First Post Jitters

So, I'm not going to lie: this whole "blogging" thing makes me nervous. I can't exactly explain why. It's not like I have hundreds of adoring fans waiting to read my every word (not that I would mind that...) or an English teacher breathing down my back to correct my grammar. I guess my nerves come from my intense need to be liked - in all aspects of my life. I suppose now is as good a time as any for you to get to know me. Since you will be reading my thoughts for the next who knows how many days, it only seems appropriate that you would get to know "the woman behind the words."

For starters, I'm eighteen years old. I am currently a resident of Minnesota, living in a larger suburb of Minneapolis. In a few short months, however, I will be heading off to Chicago to attend college. I plan on majoring in Musical Theatre. While not the most reliable major (I'm going to an arts school, so no major they offer is that reliable), performing is my passion and I couldn't imagine my life without it. My first performance was when I was five years old in a classroom play; I was cast in duel roles - the part of the Angel and the part of Mary. Since then, I have taken almost every theatre opportunity offered to me. There's not one aspect of performing I don't enjoy - acting, singing, or dancing- I'm happy doing it all. Aside from theatre, my other interests range from Native American's to high-waisted skirts to hip-hop music to figurines. Basically, if it's campy, I've taken an interest in it. Correct puncuation and grammar are both things I pride myself in being well versed in - you will never see me speak "lyke dis" unless I am doing it for humors sake. And speaking of humor, my comedy is something that I take pride in. Although you may not see it now, I've been told that I am a very funny person and I like to believe that's true. Sometimes I desperately wish I was born a man for two reasons: 1. so I could wear boxer shorts all day, every day and 2. so I could pee standing up. Other than those two things, I very much enjoy being a lady, although you might not know it from the way I act. I'm generally more manish in my mannerisms and my hygeine is nothing any woman would applaud. A dream of mine is to move out to the woods and live there, completely isolated from civilization. By doing this, I feel like I'll really be able to find myself. Plus, I believe that it's important for people to go back to their roots - we didn't arrive in this country with computers and cell phones. All in all, I'd have to say I'm a pretty "normal" teenager. I like my friends, I make mistakes, and I usually have no idea what's going on.

By now, I know that some of you are probably thinking: "this girl sounds so boring. What's she doing writing a blog?" Well, I guess I can't really answer that question. The reason I started writing this blog was because I enjoy writing and a small part of me feels like I might be saying something you want to hear. While I can't guarentee that you'll enjoy this blog, I can guarentee I'll keep writing it. Regardless of whether you want me here or not, I'm staying.