Hey, it’s Mel! Welcome to my new blog page! Let me tell you a little bit more about myself. The first order of business: my name. Mel is just an alias, a pseudonym. You know how some authors use a pen name instead of their real name? Like, the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket’s actual name is Daniel Handler? Exactly. Except Mel is all there is to my own pen name. Perhaps one day I will reveal my actual name, if you guys pressure me enough. Oh, and, by the way, Mel isn’t short for anything. Just thought you should know.
Oh yeah, before I forget, HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS!! 2018 will be our year, I can feel it!
Alright, let’s get to the origins of this blog. Much like the creation of my pseudonym, my idea to start a blog basically sprang up, just like that (imagine me snapping me right now). I was in class one day, thinking about how my classmates were beginning to do something with their lives, something with their skills and interests, and I began to feel sorry for myself, as I basically have no talent at all.
I still remember it like it was yesterday, practically because it was literally yesterday… okay, it was a few days ago (I have always been the type to act on an idea as soon as I have the opportunity to). So I was in history class. We were watching a video about American expansion, how people moved westward for new opportunities. For a new life. To start over. That idea, combined with my previous thoughts of how I felt so behind everyone else in terms of finding my passion, was, I’m not going to lie, incredibly frustrating. How was I supposed to get on with my life? It would take plenty of time to develop something, to discover more of my interests, of which I don’t have.
And then it just came.
I have always loved writing. I wouldn’t say I’m the best at it though. There are people who can make words sound like music. Me? I don’t think I’m that talented. I’ve written fanfictions (yes, even though they were pretty bad…), and I’ve also tried coming up with original stories (keyword: tried). Nonetheless, I’m satisfied in my creativity and my ability to express thoughts on a page.
So why not start my own blog?
It was a genius idea. I could incorporate elements of my own life in each entry, write about topics that interested me, all while challenging how far my creative capacity can prosper. It was all so exciting...until I realized one thing.
I mean, all along, from the very first second I had this idea, I knew that I was a junior currently attending high school. I knew that I had a lot of work to do, balancing classes and homework with participating in other activities that interested me, such as art and literature. Yet the fact that I thought that I would be able to create this amazing, diverse blog that would be updated every single day, all while, again, balancing my daily life, was obviously flawed. In that exciting moment of wanting to create a heavily maintained blog, I forgot that I had other duties and responsibilities. But don’t worry, because that won’t stop me from updating AS MUCH AS I POSSIBLY CAN. I can tell, that from just writing this first piece, that I am going to love this. That this will change me as a person. Now I truly have a platform where I can build on old interests, yet explore new ideas as they come. With this blog, I can find myself, more than I ever have.
Well, that was my intro/debut/first entry!! I hope that you all, my amazing readers, will continue through this journey with me. Keep in mind, that this is my first blog. If you have any private questions, comments, or advice, please, please, PLEASE leave a reply by pressing the "Contact Me" button above, or if you want to make a public comment, please scroll down. I want YOUR opinions. I will happily take any critiques you may have, because I really want to improve this blog as best I can. I truly believe that this is the start of something wonderful. With that said, I hope you all have an amazing day, and I know this is just the beginning, but I love you all already. Stay tuned for updates!