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The “C” Word

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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.

Had.

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.

-Faith

How to Begin?

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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,

-Faith-