Adventures in Perfectionism

adventures in perfectionism

Anyone who knows me could tell you that I am a perfectionist.  Not an obsessive perfectionist, but you know, an obsessive perfectionist.

Most of the perfectionist thoughts are aimed at making me a perfect human.  This can be very damaging.

But it can also be good.

If there’s something I’m bad at, I’ll often throw myself into the thing until it’s better.  

I have a few fears, like everyone does.  But instead of avoiding them, I say to myself, “Wouldn’t it be a great idea to conquer the fears, so you’re not a weak human?  You need to be strong and perfect.”

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another music tag

30 song challenge 2

So I did a 30 song challenge a few months back, and I found another one.   

Also, be sure to come back Thursday for part two of The Witch’s Children.

If anyone else does this, please comment below so I can see what you did 😉

Edit:  WordPress notified me that this was my 100th post, so that’s kinda cool.

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Dear Younger Me

dear younger me.PNGDear Younger Me:

Hey you, yes you.  Eight year old me.  I know you’re thinking about other worlds, places, magic, unicorns, and other things that don’t really fit into everyone else’s real life.  That’s okay.  You’re not weird, even if the other kids think you are.  You’re going to learn to embrace that for who you are.  Because you didn’t really fit in this world.  You’re going to create new different worlds that those kids could never dream of.  And you’ll fit in there.  You can be as crazy as you want to be, and trust me, you will.  

You had stories pulsing in your blood, even if you didn’t realize it.  You were always making your friends act out in elaborate tales, sometimes against their will.  You created a lot of half-finished ideas, but left them because you thought they were bad.   Continue reading

I Attempt a Rewrite

I found a notebook while cleaning my room recently.  (You find all sorts of things when you clean your room, don’t you?)  I was curious, and flipped the notebook open.  I started reading.  Then I remembered I wrote a story on a long car trip in that notebook when I was in fourth grade or somewhere around that age.  I got about a quarter a way through writing the story until I quit because it was basically a Magic Tree House book.  

I still regard it as my first major foray into writing, however.  (I don’t count the numerous fifteen sentence stories I wrote as a kindergartner.)

So, to see how far I’ve come, I decided to rewrite a portion of the story. Continue reading

Character Tag

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I saw this tag on loren’s blog, and decided to try it myself.  The rules are as followed:

  • write 30 character names on pieces of paper
  • fold them up and put them in a bowl or whatever
  • pick two slips of paper and decide between the two for each question

I tried to use well known characters, but there may be a few weird ones. Continue reading

July Wrap Up (and llamas)

july wrap up

So instead of having these weird update posts at random times, I’m going to do a monthly wrap up/update posts.  Doesn’t that sound nice.  So people will actually read these things, I’ll try to keep it interesting and give mini reviews of stuff, or interesting blog posts I’ve seen, music I’ve been listening to, etc.  🙂   Continue reading

30 Song Challenge

They say the key to a teenage girl’s heart is through her music.  (Actually, I don’t know if they say that or not, but I said it.)

Anyhoo.  Since you guys have no idea who I am apart from a random girl on the internet, maybe this will help.  (Note: I changed some of these because they were weird or I didn’t have answers for them.)

This is a challenge that’s been circulating the internet, not a tag.  So If you want to do it, do it!
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