Hello Friends & Strangers Alike,
Welcome to my blog “Tater Thoughts,” you know like tater tots but instead it’s tater=Anna, tots=thoughts….ok YA you get it!!…and welcome to my first blog post & essentially a peek at my diary (minus the sappy posts about crushes). JK there are none of those so wow lucky you, you now know all about my love life! ༼♥ل͜♥༽
T’anways…instead of an introduction about who I am and what this blog is all about, hopefully you’ll be able to infer some of that through this post. 😀 But just in case you were curious, I will be sharing some funny escapades and life lessons (as highly asked for), maybe the occasional how-to, and definitely a lot of photography/videography (check out some of my work in my portfolio tab).
NOW SHALL WE PROCEED? Here are “3 Things You Never Knew About Me”:
- Crying, Thinking & Niches
When I was a kid, and I’d even venture to say now, crying, thinking, and niches were conjoined. I’d get in a little bicker with my sister, over some shirt she wouldn’t let me borrow, or feel misunderstood by the world, maybe butthurt ‘cus of sometimes catty friends. Ya, ya everyone cries and the reasons to do so are QUITE NUMEROUS I SAY!
Whatever the reason, when I cried (the angry or sad kind) it would propel me into an accelerated state of thinking. Hard questions, frustrated thoughts, a fight for justice. At home, I would flee to my niche. My little world consisted of a table with a drawer underneath. I would hide under the table, grab a blanket and cover the side of the table with it so that no one could peer in. In my little rat hole of a niche I would cry and think…and lowkey wait for someone to come fetch me, ask me if I was okay, maybe apologize.
I’d also run like Pocahontas to my jungle backyard, climbing up the ladder to my treehouse, staring at the glittering spider webs, trees all around, comforting me. I’d pray to God and share my struggles. Sometimes, I’d write in my diary the name of my 3rd grade crush and how he also liked my 2 best friends (hormones? puberty? love? iono man ⊙﹏☉). I’d talk to my dog because he understood, always a true friend, never did he dislike me. oh the loyal pals of life….
When the tears ceased and I grew more at peace, I’d fly through my imagination to build thoughts in my constructed world. It was there in my niche that I drew “Leticia the Soccer Star,” wrote songs about l-o-v-e, and came to the conclusion that I was okay with being the only one in my friend group of a dozen girls not to own a tamagotchi. And so, I love niches— physical environments, often cozy and beautiful where I can cry if I want and think through life. (Lemme know what your niche is like below!)
2) Counting The Unicorns On Your Shirt
I have a thing with patterns, repetition, and geometry. Chances are when I’m in a group, I’ve counted the number of people in the room, noticed that there are more women, picked out the two dudes in the corner with man buns, and 3 girls whose ears aren’t pierced.
I used to play this game with my mom to guess how many stars or hearts or trees were on my shirt. Oh, so fun! And at the mall, I would rearrange items in a store to make it form an aesthetically appealing pattern, –Make all the vases face frontward or strategically place the most eye-catching dresses at the front of the rack. (Tbh, the vases was just a couple days ago in Solvang lulz.)
My obsession with repetition and geometry has stayed with me through life. For my visual arts photography class freshman year of college, I even chose the theme and subject of my final project to be the circle, titling it “Working in a Series: The Infinite Circle.” The weeks I worked on my project and even after, my roommates sent me snapchats of circles wherever they went and when some dude made a remark about math (or rather a question intended to be a demonstration of knowledge) I answered “circle.” As I started looking for circles, I saw them more everywhere. EVERYWHERE!!! Stop righnow and look around the area ur in and count the number of circles and u will be amazed, bewildered, inspired I tell u!!!
Anyways, I like to count things and look at patterns and think about shapes, so if I look like I’m staring at you, sorry friend, I’m probably just adding up how many unicorns you have on yo shirt…or not wearing my glasses…. (⊙﹏⊙✿)
3) Novel Writer, Screenwriter, Today
The last one for today is that my favorite food is potatoes!!
Jk, pretty sure everyone knows that. That fact is basically under the basic information category….
SO real talk, when I was in 3rd grade I had a BOMB PHENOMENAL AMAZING QUEEN (ALL THE GOOD ADJECTIVES) teacher, and she had us write creative stories in class. She inspired me, I wanted to be like her, and she showed me that she truly cared about my education and life. She didn’t restrict us to a specific format of writing, but set time aside for us to use our own experiences and brain to write stories. I grew to love writing stories, and she encouraged me to pursue it as she recognized my strengths.
Later on, in sixth grade, I took one of those career tests during the weekly computer lab times. It was then that I decided I wanted to be a screenwriter. I opened up a free account on a screenwriting website, writing a short about a boy who lived in fantasy and disillusionment as a result of his gluttony. My sixth grade teacher backed me up on this career choice, talking to me about it, and even tossing the LA Times on my desk back when it covered the screenwriters’ riots.
Today, I still love to write, and put the dream of being a writer on the backburner, maybe as a side hobby or whatnot~ For now, it’s part of the reason why I started this blog. To get my thoughts out and practice writing conversationally. I hope that whatever I write will strike an idea, help, or entertain you in some way, and that you in turn, will share your own thoughts with me~
Peace & Potaters,
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