A Young Millennial’s Introduction

This is my first post in Medium — a site that I have found to be absolutely fantastic so far. I love getting into new forms of social media and blogging, mostly because writing is absolutely my passion and if I can find a new way to express myself I am in no way going to pass it up. Anyway, I thought I would use my first post to give anyone who is scrolling through my other “stories” an insight about myself.

I am currently a senior in high school and only a few months from graduation. I am already mentally packing for college, where I will be studying Journalism and Creative Writing. It took me a really long time to find direction in my life but I finally realized that the only thing that I have done consistently in my life is writing. I remember that when I was in elementary school and we had to write those daily journals I used to write short stories, and one short story is something that I will never forget.

It was about a little girl (from first person perspective) who goes on a field trip and sits next to her best friend on the bus. While driving to their destination, the bus gets hit by an eighteen wheeler, but not before the main character sees the truck coming on the opposite side of the bus and gets under the seat and positions herself in such a way that she could steady herself while it was flipping. When she got up after it settled, she realized that she was the only one alive on the bus.

I wrote this in fourth grade, and I distinctly remember my teacher reading it and asking me “Did this really happen?” to which I felt insanely proud of myself for fooling my teacher into believing that I had been in a car crash when I just came up with the whole thing. That moment was such a driving force in my writing from then on. I started writing articles, or blog posts, when I was around ten years old. I got my first laptop at nine, which seems very young because it is. Trust me, I grew up in a lower middle class family and I was not expecting a laptop for my ninth birthday, and I can’t say I’ve met anyone who has gotten a laptop at nine years old, but I was the exception. I think it was because my parents could see my love of expressing myself, which is exactly what I did with it.

By twelve years old I had made more websites than I can possibly remember, and more blog posts than I had time to keep count of. Now, I couldn’t dream of being able to find any of these posts or blogs, because I don’t even remember the platforms that I used to create them, but I know that I was obsessed with it. I never stopped, and I now have four blogs on Tumblr, one being my professional-ish blog titled Dreams & Deadlines, about being a young woman and trying to figure the world out.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, here are a few fun facts about me: 
I’m a huge geek for visual story telling, so in my spare time you can find me either watching a movie or television show. I love books, but I am extremely picky about them. I love all animals, but cats are probably my favorite. I was only introduced to the Harry Potter series when I was in middle school (around 2010), but I am absolutely enthralled by it and love it. My favorite tv show is Game Of Thrones because it’s badass and intellectual. I swear like a sailor when I can get away with it, but I can have PG language at the flip of a switch. I have never had a serious relationship, and am prepared to die alone. I love Psychology and was very close to majoring in it. Some of my hobbies include singing, playing instruments, and drawing.

If you want to know anything else about me please feel free to follow me on Twitter @itszoeybud or on Anchor under Zoey Danielle. I’d love to hear from you!

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