I’m sure many people can relate to the idea of being unpopular. Well, no, unpopular might not be the right word. How about instead I use normal? Normal, in this case, refers to the weird middle ground of being neither hated nor highly adored. Normal is where I’ve found the people who are still in touch with reality like to sit. Normal is where my all of my friends are. Normal is where I am and want to stay. Being popular and adored is not a dream that I find much pleasure in, and at this point in my life I have outgrown the phase that kids can be unpopular.
Let me clarify. My name is Noelle. I am a 22 year old college senior who is one semester away from being thrust into the real world. I’ve never been the center of attention or the life of the party and have always preferred to stay in the safety of my cozy little circle of friends. Granted, I have come a long way since high school and I’m not as much of the awkward, social-phobic teenager I used to be. However, I still am quiet.
There are a lot of things you can learn when you aren’t as outgoing as other people. For instance, I have learned that “drinking is only fun until you are 21, then there is no point” and “women like facial hair, preteen girls like Justin Beiber” (though I could have already told you the latter). However, these trivial ideas are not what I am here to talk about.
Quiet people are thinkers. We are quiet because our minds are constantly working. It isn’t that I don’t like to talk to others, it is more that I can’t talk to many people at once or I become frazzled and overwhelmed with the amount of information I’m getting from my surroundings and from my own head. This makes me sound completely crazy, I promise I’m not. I’m just a thinker. I spend a lot of time analyzing my life and fantasizing about new and wonderful realities. It is more interesting to me than talking about the Kardashians or covering my face with make-up.
The introduction aside, this blog going to be about everything that I have learned through the years. I know, I am only 22 and I don’t have that many “years” behind me, but my mind is whirling thoughts that need to be shared. If you take the time to read, I hope that you enjoy it.
P.S. I am, by definition, a huge dork. So excuse any subtle (or not so subtle) geeky references. Allons-y! 😀