When all else fails, write about your favorite shirt.

I’ll admit, I’ve got a bit of a writers’ block right now. I’ve got so many topics in my head that I could put in a blog, and I’ve got a ton of drafts, too. I just can’t seem to finish them. I don’t like giving a half-assed effort on anything, so I’ve put a hold on the four or five drafts of stories that I want to tell eventually. They just take a lot more progression and time to write well. And I’m a perfectionist, so that automatically stalls a lot of my work.

So what I do in this situation? Keep it simple. Write about anything, anything else at all. I think back to what happened to me throughout the week — big or small, I’m bound to be able to write something down.

And I keep it short. Really short.

So anyways, I’ve noticed that since I pulled the trigger on a new shirt of mine a few weeks ago, I’ve generated a lot of buzz. I was just casually browsing Amazon for my non-clothing needs when suddenly, this thing popped up.

It was so interesting, so random, so ridiculous… so… me.

So I bought it. And when it came in the mail after two days (praise, based Amazon Prime) I eagerly put it on. I looked at myself in the mirror, and said “Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, yissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.”

I’ll admit — in my three years of college, I’ve had trouble finding where I fit in. I’ve done a lot of different things. I’ve met a lot of great people. And don’t get me wrong, I love it and will continue to do it. Because that’s what college is all about — expanding your horizons. But it’s also trying to figure out your own identity.

And that’s what this blogging class, Branding of Me, is doing for me. It’s making me put myself out there more — whether physically or on social media.

I’m loud. I like to talk to people, and get people talking. I like meeting others. I like having personal conversations with people. And I like being weird.

And if wearing a shirt with a massive cat tearing down a frigate isn’t any indication that I can be comfortable in my own skin, and that people accept me for it, I don’t know what is. This is what I’ve gotta keep doing.

Thanks for reading, I’ll be back with more!

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