I could talk about a lot of things here. I am excellent at rambling so I’m sure I could go on and on about myself before ever actually getting to the real point of this post or this blog. But I’m going to try not to do that, so let’s get down to business
and defeat the huns.
Here is why I am starting this blog:
1. I have hypothyroidism (if the title didn’t make that obvious). I am not dying or seriously handicapped. Other than my weight no one would ever know I have Hypothyroidism from looking at me. In the grand scheme of life it’s certainly not the worst thing that could have happened to me. That said it sucks. There are times when it feels like the worst thing in the world. After another afternoon feeling fat, gross, and self-pitying the idea of a blog popped into my mind. This leads me into reason
2. Because I have Hypothyroidism (is it ok if we call is HT from now on? Hypothyroidism is a bitch to type over and over) I have plenty of complaints. Sure I have good days, fine days, days when I can almost forget about my HT. But then there are other days where none of that is true. And what better place to whine about your problems than a diary? And because I am part of the technology generation naturally I thought why have a private diary when I can have a diary the whole world can read?
3. I used to have a blog about weight loss. This was about 2 years ago before I knew about my HT. It lasted just about a summer and I spent A LOT of time reading other blogs. Reading all those blogs I noticed a few common themes. Almost every one was written by a pretty, skinny girl, who really seemed to have her shit together. Perhaps she had lost wait, or had once had an eating disorder, or was once an alien, but now life was freaking perfect. Let me tell you something now I am NOT perfect, I certainly do not have my shit together, I am not skinny, I’m kind of pretty I guess, and my HT is far from under control. So I wanted to make a blog about not being perfect and happy and lovely 24/7. (if you are really interested this is the link to my old blog: http://sesquipedalian2.wordpress.com/ it makes me cringe now because I was trying really hard to appear perfect when let me tell you, I was not)
4. This last reason has nothing to do with my HT, but my life does not revolve completely around HT so this seems fitting. I am a writer (am I aloud to say that about myself? I say I am and this is my blog so it’s my rules). I loooove to write. But being a senior in high school does not always allow much time for writing. Also writing fiction especially requires a lot of thought and planning and time. But having a blog seemed to me to be a good way to write on a more regular basis and therefore hopefully improve my writing. I don’t have to conceptualize characters, think of a plot, or create a narrator because this is my real life so that’s done for me. I also don’t have to worry so much about proper grammar, pacing, literary devices, etc because like I said: my blog my rules.
So there ya go! I am starting this blog! If I were over 21 and it wouldn’t break my computer now might be the time I would smash a bottle of champagne to christen it.
One small technical note: I am a senior in high school. I am an honors student (there’s no way to say that and not sound self-important). I have friends (shocking as it sounds). Basically I
sometimes have a life. That being said I have no idea how regularly I will be posting. I will try to post as often as I can and we’ll see. As time goes on perhaps I will find a schedule that works for me. But I make no promises.
Alrighty, that is all for this post. I am hungry and so I am going to go eat now, because eating is a good thing.
Live long and prosper my friends!