Thursday, June 14, 2012

One Year

A year ago, I began a blog.
The name came from the bad habit I have of falling asleep with my glasses on my face and then waking up to find them sort of knocked askew on the bridge of my nose. It took me several months to realize how close those two words came to summing up a few years of my life as well. From then on, it stuck.

I started the blog with no intention of ever having readers. I figured that I was the only one who understood the things I was talking about and that everyone else thought I was crazy. I also thought that what I wrote wouldn't be good enough to be noticed.

A year later, and I can proudly say that people actually do want to read my stuff as much as I want to read theirs. Having a blog allows people to connect with you on a very personal level and writing about your life (unedited) takes real guts. Thank you to all the other bloggers who decided to take that risk and let the world know you.

In celebration of one year with this blog, something that has become a part of my routine and my life, I decided to share some of the quotes and pictures from past posts.

  • When we aren't going by the precise measurement of time, we find ourselves living. 
  • I am awkward. And I embrace this. 

  • I guess blogging is a lot like writing songs. I never get to choose whether a song is happy or sad, it sort of just seems to choose for itself. 
  • That river has been flowing for hundreds of years and when I'm dead and gone, it will probably still be flowing. I don't mater to that river. I'm as insignificant as the little minnows that swim along the banks where the water is shallow. 
  • Not everyone gets old. Being old is just a part of the way you think. If you still think like a kid, you still act like one. But you just have to be a more mature kid. 

  • We spend our whole lives dreaming, and not enough time living.

  • So what if my dreams are far fetched? All that means is that I have ambition.
  • My biggest expense has always been books.

  • No one  is normal. It's an obvious fact. Normal is just a personal opinion.
Just to show you how far I've come since the blog creation: 

Maybe one of these days, I'll be brave enough to sing in front of people, but today? Not happening.

  • There's always hope. Even though you might not be able to envision a future where you're happy, there is one.

  • We are all so quick to judge, no matter what we say. We look at people and don't really see them. We see the vicious rumors that people start for the fun of it. But tell me, how much fun do you get out of watching a classmate or anyone for that matter, wither away like that?
  • We've all tried to fit in with the wrong people.
  • Nothing says conspicuous like a fifteen year old girl dressed in a toga banging on the band room door.  
  • The people that I think are the most beautiful, are people who don't realize how pretty they really are. Like my best friend Paige for instance. 

  • This blog is definitely not all sunshine and rainbows and glitter. It's the real stuff that seriously gets me pissed off.
  • It's not that all girls bother me, obviously. I have some really awesome girlfriends, but I'm talking about the stereotypical drama starters that go through boyfriends as fast as a woodchuck goes through wood.
Remember the first header? Yeah, I didn't think so :)

  • There's nothing like having a crappy morning, and then going into guitar class to have your ears start bleeding from how loud the amps are.

  • When it comes right down to it, all of us have to just learn to be who we are. During all of that learning and growing, we have to accept that it's really okay to grow apart from the people that are holding you back. 
    It's not that these people are bad people, it's just that, when you first met them you were the same. Somewhere along the way, you just realized that you wanted different things.

  • Sometimes, you just have to be made to step outside your little bubble, and go on an adventure.
  • Sometimes, we have to fight to live. Even if the only thing we might fighting is ourselves.

  • Don't ever let your spirits be broken by your own self. Don't ever just give up because it's the easiest way out.

  • If I could go back in time and take pictures of days in my life where I felt truly alive, I would go back to this day first. I would take a picture of me and my grandfather and my brother, standing in the opening of that garage watching the rain. I would take a picture of me and my brother, covered from head to toes in mud and wet grass, laughing like maniacs.

  • And when I was up there, I forgot. I forgot about the hundreds of students, teachers, and parents watching me. I forgot about the lights that were blinding me. I forgot about everything. It was just me in my room, singing my brother to sleep. 

Here's to new beginnings and to hoping for another eighty years of documenting all the idiosyncrasies in my life :) And, here's to going back to where this journey began for me.
For those of you who have read the better part of this blog, thank you for being a fantastic support system.

Peace, love, and Point A,


  1. Wow! This post was amazing! Good job Sara! :D

  2. Very cool! And if you know me, which you do, you know that cool means a lot from me. I miss you SOOO much!

  3. :) Aw, thank you! I miss you so much too, I'll be glad when you're in high school! Maybe we'll have lunch together or something!

  4. I hope so! Only one more year to go!

  5. That was so beautiful it made me fall in love with it.

    Thank you:

    Now I"m going to think about the moment I felt most alive.

    Thank you.

  6. I love hearing such positive feedback, it keeps me constantly inspired. Thank you!