This is now just a writing blog.
I have decided to dedicate this just to my writing from now on. I write all the time, all day long. I always have. By writing I mean funny stories of events from my life, perhaps some serious ones, fiction, and maybe even the occasional poem. So, if you are interested in that, please continue to follow.
I have another Tumblr that I’ve added many of you on. It will contain pictures and things. Feel free to follow that too!
First story coming soon! It is about a man I once knew called Dave the Thief.
Update on Moving Angst
I figured it out. I figured out why I am so damn reluctant to move to Austin, and it has nothing to do with not loving Austin.
Basically, I realized that just cause I am moving somewhere, it does not mean that I will be happier, more successful, meet better people, or fall in love. No, a lot of that has to do with chance and/or hard work. I guess that is what has been bothering me. I’ve been putting off trying to meet good people, becoming more successful, and being happier because I’ve just been banking on Austin - the light at the end of the tunnel. Well, I am almost out of that tunnel and I can see the other side. While Austin is magical and a much better place to live than Hattiesburg, it is not a solve-all.
It comes down to laziness. Yes, I, Maria Newman, am one of the laziest people out there. I always have been. If you have ever had the pleasure of seeing my room when it is not clean, you know what I mean. All this whining and angst comes from the realization that once I move I have to work hard to create my dream life. People are people wherever you go. Sure, I will meet some great people. I already know some awesome people in Austin, BUT, I will meet some not-so-great people too. I will meet people that want to hurt me and I will have to do my best to avoid drama, and ultimately avoid them. I will also have to work my ass off to get a good job and to eventually work my way towards becoming a good enough photographer to be fully self-employed. Most of all, I am going to have to work hard to be happy. It is a daily commitment you have to make with yourself to see the good in the world and to not let the little things get you down. It is a hard commitment, but essential to living a good life.
Anyway, that is all I have to say on that topic. Moving angst over. I’ve got this.
EDIT: It just occurred to me that it sounded like I was saying I didn’t know ANY good people in Hattiesburg. That is not true. I love some of you guys very much and you know who you are. I just sort of stopped trying to make new friends.
Ahhh look at them all, sooo cute, i want to join in, i bet it’s so warm in there hehe <3 -Danielle
Me when I listen to dubstep.
This gave me a good chuckle.