I don’t know who I want to read this or if its just a quicker method of journaling, i’m in the midst of really beginning my life here and I need some new outlet to go along with all of these changes.

To begin,

I’m not really from a “small town”, its called Colorado Springs.. It’s easy to say i’m from a smaller town because it doesn’t have an IKEA and there are only 31 numbered streets. My family was ideal growing up– I only say “was” because things change, and everyone has their issues. At this point in my life, my immediate family includes my 22 year old brother and my father. I don’t really know how they are, I suppose I’ve never really known.

Consciously, I hate the way that it sounds out loud to read anything about my own life. I imagine its sort of the same way that hearing your own voice on a recording is.

I graduated high school in May, this past pay. (May of 2015). I moved out in the following June. I don’t know if that’s considered eager or wise. It’s not that my family was horrible to me, or that I didn’t want to be with them. Colorado Springs, the smaller city, held a whole lot of memories that I wanted to move on from. If there was a map of that smaller city, I could mark an event at nearly every location. From the skating rink where I had my first kiss and my third job; the neighborhood where I threw melons off of a church roof at 2 in the morning and where I left a large piece of me behind, not to mention the library and the big trees. The Springs has so much of me, scattered everywhere. I love going back to see it every now and then, but everyone knows its hard enough to lose yourself once.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Scott says:

    Your writing oozes with your personality. Very fun. If you don’t like reading about your life, sometimes it helps to write this section in third-person. Just a thought.


    1. boosegumps says:

      Wow! Thank you, I will definitely give that a try when I revise this– it’s no longer accurate. Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. stephabbot says:

    I love your style of writing! This section is not just a generic list of hobbies and interests. I feel like I really learn something about YOU and you leave a bit of mystery making me want to read more. Fantastic!


    1. boosegumps says:

      Thank you, thank you SO mucg!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. For what it’s worth….reading what we’ve written at times when we feel demoralized colors everything with negativity…we are so hard on ourselves when everything feels messed up and going in a lousy direction…you don’t come across as defective, you come across as human and as trying to find a way to take the edge off the sharp edges that life can have at times…keep writing…your self-conciousness will pass…you are being brave by writing…that is a triumph, and, as you can see by the comments, people are relating to, and appreciating what you have to share… 🙂


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