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The “C” Word


I’m about to say a dirty word. One that I never dared say until this past spring. A dark, mean, horrible, intimidating word.

College. *Insert Psycho music here*

Just the sound of the word makes me shudder. It’s such a huge thing in my mind, and something I thought I wouldn’t have to deal with for at least another year. I thought I had time.


As fate would have it, my local community college happens to offer concurrent enrollment, essentially a chance for a high school junior or senior–me–to start gaining college credit whilst simultaneously completing their remaining high school work.

I guess I should look at this as a good thing. I’m basically doing almost half the schoolwork for twice the credit that I would get otherwise, and getting two years of college and an Associates out of the way before I’m even eighteen. Good, right? Great, even. Awesome.

So why am I unsure about it?

It’s not that I don’t think I’ll do well or anything. I believe academically I’d be absolutely fine. Great, even. I’ve been doing college-level work in school for quite some time now. I guess it’s more of the idea of college being a “grown up” thing, in my mind. Something that you do when you’re ready to be an adult.

And…to be honest… I’m not. I am by NO means ready to be an adult, and college is this huge step that feels like it’s pushing me that way, and fast. I’m at a point now where I need to make a plan for my-here comes another freaky word-future. I need to narrow down interests and talents to what I can plausibly make a living from. I need to learn things that will benefit whatever path I choose, and help it along.

Oh, did I mention I need to choose a career path?

Yeah. I don’t even fully know who I am now, let alone who I’ll be in two, five, ten, fifteen, or twenty years from now. How can I be expected to make such a huge decision that will affect all future versions of me when I’m still in one of the dumbest, least knowledgeable stages of my life? For all I know, future me has NO interest whatsoever in web design. Future Faith could hate writing, or singing, or music in general. I could pick and pursue a path now that could be useless to me in twenty years.

And it all starts right now, with the “C” word.

This is gonna be fun.


How to Begin?


My name is Faith. I’m a teen writer, and this is my blog.

There are about a million things I could say on a blog about a million topics in a million categories in a million ways.

So the question is, where to start?

What exactly am I supposed to say? What could I do?

This could be a heart-wrenching blog that really hits home and touches on deep, serious topics.

Or it could be a silly, random, joking website that people come back to because you never know what you’ll see next.

I could harshly review everything that comes up in media, from movies to books to music.

Or I could write countless cute little stories about things that happen to me that somehow make a point on life.

Maybe I should post pretty pictures of things I see.

Or talk about the things I want to do with my life.

These are the things that I see in other blogs, the things that other people do. Sure, there are some pretty cool and original blogs out there. I mean, everybody’s unique and lots of people come up with some pretty awesome stuff to say and post.

But what if none of these things are me? What do I do then? Could I somehow be a combination of everything above and more? Is that acceptable in the blogger world?

If any of you reading this have an answer for me, I’d love to hear it. Because I really want to express myself in the form of a blog. I did it when I was younger, and I loved it. I’m just not sure quite how to begin yet. It’s been over four years since I last wrote a blog, and I’m sure the blogging rules have changed somehow since then. Maybe they haven’t, but you never know.

Maybe I’ll just write and see what happens.

Until then,